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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Department for Education,

For the academic year 2012-13, and for April and May 2014, please provide copies of correspondence from the department to local authorities where home education or home educated children and young people are mentioned.

I understand that personal data will have to be redacted

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

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September 2013 to March 2014 correspondence here
http://edyourself.org/DfELAFOIMay2014.pdf

Department for Education

Dear Ms Nicholson

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0040618.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Department for Education,

That's great, thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Department for Education

 
Dear Ms Nicholson,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 2 June.
You requested:
 
For the academic year 2012-13, and for April and May 2014, please provide
copies of correspondence from the department to local authorities where
home education or home educated children and young people are mentioned.

I understand that personal data will have to be redacted
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Department holds the information you have requested.  However, the
Department estimates that the cost of complying with your request would
exceed the cost threshold applicable to central Government. This is £600
and represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3½ working days
locating, retrieving and extracting the information.  

Under section 12 of the Act the Department is therefore not obliged to
comply with your request and will not be processing it further.

However, if you were to make a new request for a narrower category of
information or limit the scope of your request, the Department may be able
to comply with your request within the cost limit, although I cannot
guarantee that this will be the case. 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter.  Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request. 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

 

 
 

Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0040618. If
you need to respond to us, please visit:
[1]www.education.gov.uk/contactus, and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Bishop
Independent Education and School Governance
[email address]
[2]www.gov.uk/dfe

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Stephen,

With regard to my request for copies correspondence from the department to local authorities where home education or home educated children and young people are mentioned.

I would like to narrow the scope of my request so that it comprises only March to September 2013 (ie halving the time originally requested) plus April and May 2014.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

Department for Education

Dear Ms Nicholson

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0044332.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dear Ms Nicholson,
 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 18 June. You requested:

With regard to my request for copies correspondence  from the department to local
authorities where home education or home educated children and young people are mentioned.

I would like to narrow the scope of my request so that it comprises only March to September
2013 (ie halving the time originally requested) plus April and May 2014.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
A copy of the information is enclosed. Personal data has been redacted under s.40 of the Act
as it is exempt from release.

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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should make a complaint
to the Department by writing to me within two calendar months of the date of this letter. 
Your complaint will be considered by an independent review panel, who were not involved in
the original consideration of your request. 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then
contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

 

 

 

 

 
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0044332. If you need to respond
to us, please visit: [4]www.education.gov.uk/contactus, and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Bishop
Independent Education and School Governance
[email address]
[5]www.gov.uk/dfe

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Stephen,

Many thanks for this information.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona

Fiona Nicholson

Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

I've put all the letters into a single pdf here http://edyourself.org/DfELAFOIJuly2014.pdf

Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

A collection of previous correspondence can be found all on one page here http://edyourself.org/articles/LAletters...

I also have a follow-up FOI in here, for correspondence from DfE to LAs up to September 18th 2014.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

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