Dear UK Border Agency,

Can you please disclose the information which UKBA holds...

What role do Andrew Pestell and Jim Williamson currently hold within UKBA? / or rather at the home office.

By the way, in relation to:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

I bet that Mr Andrew Pestell has a lot of explaining to do for approving the use of this document with such shoddy redaction work...

But other than the names of the people I really cannot see why the redactions took place... surely the public interest test far outweighs other factors????

Version Control

Version Number Author(s) Date Comments
Draft v0.1 Jim Williamson 17 Oct 08 Draft contents for initial review
Draft v0.2 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 27 Oct 08 Draft contents for initial review
Draft v0.3 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 28 Nov 08 Draft contents for initial review
Draft v0.4 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 2 Dec 08 Issued for work stream lead
review
Draft v0.5 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 11 Dec 08 Updated with LAB comments
and A Pestell comments
Draft v0.6 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 16 Dec 08 Updated with IPS comments
Final v1.0 Jim Williamson/Andrew
Pestell 18 Dec 08 Final comments from A Pestell
Document Approval
Name Date Business Title Signature
Andrew Pestell 18 Dec 08 Commercial Lead Andrew Pestell
Document Location
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consultation report (1 0) 08 12 18a1 redacted.doc

3.1.3 The previous proposal of using Mapely Accommodation via IPS has been
rejected on the grounds of cost2.

3.1.5 So while the ICFN biometric enrolment will begin in government offices,
the intention is to move to an outsourced commercial arrangement.

2 Ref Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Enrolment Accommodation paper 9 May 2008

They already have DVLA as a customer and are in discussion with other government departments,
UKBA included.

4.3.6 Horizon is the Post Office Point Of Sale system that is in place at every
serving position in every Post Office Branch. It is a computerised on-line
system connecting into a pair of resilient and redundant data centres to
ensure data security and storage. Horizon feeds the Post Office back end
systems as well as feeding Clients transactional data.

4.3.10 The Post Office has targeted up to 1000 branches for a phase 1 biometric
data collection. Some of the larger branches might have more than one
booth, further increasing capacity. The initial 1000 branches will be
chosen from a shortlist of approx 1600, see attached spreadsheet in
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4.4 Option 3 - Competition
4.4.1 It is LAB’s view that the provision of biometric enrolment accommodation
and services would count as “Part B” services for the purposes of the
public procurement rules (see Section 6 for more detail). This means that
a full OJEU Procurement process is not required. Therefore, in theory, a
relatively short procurement process could be run.
4.4.2 In October 2008 IPS issued a ‘Front Office Service Prospectus’ to facilitate
market engagement. From 2012 the vision is for application and
enrolment services to be provided by a competitive open market. UKBA
would therefore align any contract with the Post Office so as to not rule out
an engagement with any organisation who may respond positively to this
market prospectus. See Error! Reference source not found..

ATOS Origin technical staff

5.3 Operational Costs
5.3.1 Biometric capture service costs proposed by Post Office are: £7.50 for a
UKBA handling charge plus a £5.00 handling charge to the applicant.
5.3.2 Check and Send costs proposed by Post Office are: £7.50 for a UKBA
handling charge plus a £10.00 handling charge to the applicant;
5.3.3 As an illustration: 450 applications per day across 10-15 PO outlets for 80
days of a pilot would cost £270,000.
5.3.4 Volume price breaks will be part of the commercial discussion with the
Post Office.

The Legal advice provides grounds for a single tender procurement
route;

The Post Office pilot is not a long term commitment and can run in
parallel with the IPS market assessment of front office space
solutions for biometric enrolment;

If the pilot was extended then the ICFN and IPS front office space
solutions could be aligned to achieve a common front office space
for all biometric enrolment.

(Tony Mercer)

i.e. Post Office, Project Teams and ATOS Origin.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

of my FOI request dated 9th of april 2013, I have received no response confirming you are looking into my FOI request...

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

can you please provide me with a ref no. and an estimated date of completion...

Looking at the information requested, I do say a prompt reply has not yet been completed... It surely does not take over a week to find out the job roles of the named individuals?

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Information Access, UK Border Agency

Mr Pearsall,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. This is to confirm we have received your request here. It has been registered under reference 27116 and under the laws of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Home Office has until 08/05/2013 to answer your request. Please feel free to contact us if you do not hear from us after this date.

FOI TEAM
Information Services Centre
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

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Dear Information Access,

Thanks for the response, I was aware of the date of expected response, but obviously with the number of other requests I have failed to recieve a response for, I was just ensuring that a response was going to be coming...

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

FOI Responses, UK Border Agency

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Dear Mr Pearsall

Please find attached the Home Office response to your request for
information, case 27116

 

Your sincerely

 

Martin Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

 

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Wayne Pearsall

Dear UK Border Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'information on positions within UKBA...'.

Do I REALLY need to complain to the ICO about every request?

You list employment details on your website, therefore as I only requested their job rules it is not within the scope of personal information..

Well, it Seams that the way you want it to go its via the ICO... Complaint filed.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/in...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Wayne Pearsall

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

FAO: Martin Riddle.

Martin, Further to your response to my other FOI request...

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...
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Version
V9.0
Valid from date
6 April 2013
Policy owner
Non-points-based system (PBS) operational policy team
Cleared by director
Steve Lamb
Director’s role
Director temporary migration, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber
Clearance date
3 March 2011
This version approved for publication by
Sonia Dower
Approver’s role
Director, operational policy and rules
Approval date
28 March 2013

Neither confirm nore deny....? want to change the stance?

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'information on positions within UKBA...'.

On the 1st of may (over 20 working days ago) I requested an internal review of my request for information, which Mr Martin Riddle decided to withhold the information for.

I supplied clear evidence contrary to his reasoning...

I have recieved no response to date in relation to this review, or even a confirmation...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/in...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

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Dear Mr Pearsall,
 
Please find attached response to your Internal Review request.  Please
accept my apologies for the delay.
 
 
Regards,
 
Andy Woodgate
 
Home Office 
 
Information Access Team (IAT)
Shared Services Directorate
Financial & Corporate Services Group
Ground Floor, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
Telephone +44 207035 5273
Web _www.homeoffice.gov.uk
 
 
 

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