Inflation Tripartite Group - papers and minutes

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

I have seen the terms of reference of the Inflation Tripartite Group: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/u...

Please can you publish all ONS papers submitted to the group and the minutes of meetings?

Yours faithfully,
Simon Briscoe

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Dear FOI Team,

I wondered if you knew when I might get a reply?

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe

FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

Dear Mr Briscoe

Apologies again for the delay. We are still reviewing the documents and considering the public interest.

We hope to have a response ready within the next two weeks.

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Freedom of Information Team
Office for National Statistics

Dear FOI Team,

Can I ask again, I wondered if you knew when I might get a reply?

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe

FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

Dear Simon,

Once again I must apologise for the delay.

We will aim to provide a response as soon as possible.

Apologies again.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Office for National Statistics

Dear FOI Team,

Can I ask again, when might I get a reply?

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe

FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

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Dear Simon

I am contacting you in relation to the following FOI request;

Dear Office for National Statistics,

 

I have seen the terms of reference of the Inflation Tripartite Group:
[1]http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/u...

 

Please can you publish all ONS papers submitted to the group and the
minutes of meetings?

 

We have gathered all the documents in order to respond to your request,
however due to the amount of documents, preparing them for release is
taking much longer than anticipated. For this reason, we have decided to
provide you with the documents in installments. Please find attached the
requested documents for 2014 to 2017. We will provide you with 2010 to
2013 in due course.

 

Some information has been withheld as personal information under s.40 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Some of the information has also been withheld under section 36(2)(b)(ii)
and (2)(c). This exemption states that information is exempt if, in the
reasonable opinion of a qualified person, disclosure of the information
would, or would be likely to inhibit the free and frank exchange of views
for the purposes of deliberation. Information would also be exempt if, in
the opinion of a qualified person, the disclosure would, or would likely
have an adverse effect on our ability to offer an effective public
service.

 

The release of this information would prejudice the safe space in which
the free and frank provision of advice and deliberation of decisions takes
place. This would further result in a chilling effect on future
discussions, which would in turn likely prejudice our working relationship
with stakeholders and impede on the future production of price statistics.
The committee members rely on being able to express themselves openly and
honestly. The release of this information would impair the group’s ability
to operate effectively which would negatively impact monetary policy.

 

The use of the exemptions are subject to a public interest test. The main
arguments in favour of disclosure are transparency and public
accountability. In favour of withholding are ensuring we are able to
complete our statistical functions efficiently; ensuring we have a safe
space for current and future discussions; and ensuring the quality of
advice provided in the course of deliberations are maintained for future
monetary policies.

 

Please note the following in relation to document 41. Tripartite Minutes
February 2014;

 

In 2014, it was felt that the Economic Statistics Theme Group was an
adequate communication forum to keep Office for Budget Responsibility up
to date with developments in price statistics; however in 2016, this
position was reconsidered and representatives from the OBR were invited to
join the group.

 

 

For the latest data on the economy and society, consult National
Statistics at [2]http://www.ons.gov.uk

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