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Dear Madam or Sir,

On July 21, 2008 Francis Irving made a FOI request to the House of Commons:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/on...

For the period of July 21, 2007 to July 18, 2009, please send me a list of the names & dates of courses, seminars, or learning programs that employees who have been assigned to handling Mr. Irving's request have enrolled in. Amongst these employees please include managers, supervisors, etc. who may be responsible or delegating tasks.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

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This is in response to the following request: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/on...

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your two requests for information dated 18th and 19th July
respectively, received by us on the 20th July 2009, and are copied
below.

Under the legislation, a full name is required to enable the progress of
a Freedom of Information request, please see the link below:

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...
tailed_specialist_guides/name_of_applicant_fop083_v1.pdf .

Please could you resubmit your request(s) providing your full name.


Thank you.



Patrick Dawson


Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) service
Department of Resources
FOI
House of Commons
London



Dear Sir or Madam,

With respects to the request:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

On June 18, 2009 Bob Castle, Head of Information Rights and
Information Security wrote to John Cross "Owing to the pressure of
current events, all staff are very busy and it may take some time
for us to be able to send you a response on the internal review of
your request."

For the period of Feb 9, 2007 to July 18, 2009, please send me a
list of the names & dates of courses, seminars, or learning
programs that employees who have been assigned to handling Mr.
Cross's request have enrolled in. Amongst these employees, please
include managers, supervisors, etc. who may be responsible for
delegating tasks.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

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Dear P. Dawson,

I have read the document you provided.

On page 1 it states:

"A public authority is entitled to treat as invalid a request where the real name of the applicant (whether an individual or a corporate body) has not been used"

I also note on page 1 the following is stated:

"Where a public authority knows that a pseudonym has been used, as a matter of good practice it should still consider the request, for example where identity is not relevant and it is content to disclose the"

Either the name I provided, "Mark", is fictitious or incomplete (i.e., not having provided a last name). As the Information Commissioner recognizes that it is good practice for public authorities to accept requests made in the former form (i.e., fictitious) I assume the same recommendation would hold for requests in which the last name of the applicant is not provided as the fictitious form is much more encompassing than the incomplete form.

For this reason, I ask that you accept this request and the request of July 18, 2009 with only the name, Mark, whether it be fictitious or incomplete.

Yours sincerely,

Mark

Dear FOICOMMONS,

When can I expect a response to my previous email in which I asked that you accept this request and the request of July 18, 2009 with only the name, Mark, whether it be fictitious or incomplete?

Yours sincerely,

Mark

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your request for information dated 19th July 2009,
received by us on 20th July 2009, and is copied below.

Following the recent publication of information about MP's expenses, we
are receiving unprecedented numbers of requests which, unfortunately,
has affected our ability to consistently meet the statutory targets for
a response. We are allocating additional resources to deal with this,
but in some cases our responses are taking longer than we would like or
would commit to normally.

Information relating to allowances for the period 2008/09 and 2009/10 is
currently being prepared for publication and will be available as soon
as possible.

We will endeavour to respond promptly to your request within 20 working
days i.e. on or before 17th August 2009.

If you have any queries about your request, please use the request
number quoted in the subject line of this email.

Yours,



Patrick Dawson


Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) service
Department of Resources
FOI
House of Commons
London

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