Legal status of the central office of information:

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Dear Central Office of Information,

In your published framework (1998) you describe COI as a non-ministerial government department accountable to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Q1. Can you please confirm that COI is a non-ministerial government department?

Q2. Can you please confirm that COI is accountable to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster?

Q3. If no to Q1 can you please A) confirm your legal status B) present the evidence for this (act of parliament, statutory instrument, new framework etc) and C) say when the change took place.

Q4. If no to Q2 above can you please A) confirm who you are responsible to B) present the evidence for this (act of parliament, statutory instrument, new framework etc) and C) say when the change took place.

Q5 Can you please provide an updated framework or if this has not yet been approved please provide the expected date of approval and publication.

Yours faithfully,

Roma Tunkuniene

Dear Central Office of Information,

On August 3rd I submitted a request for information regarding the legal status of COI. (Subsequently also submitted directly to COI).

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

20 days have now passed with no response.

Can you please explain why you have not responded to this request and inform me when I will receive a written response?

Yours faithfully,

Roma Tunkuniene

FOIofficer, Central Office of Information

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Hi Roma

I'm not sue why the original didn't come through so please see the attached that I had sent.

Regards
Glynn

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Dear FOIofficer,

Thanks for your reply.

In your response you say that COI now reports to the Minister for the Cabinet Office (since that role was split from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster).

Could you clarify for me: under what legislation or procedure COI is now responsible to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, rather than as specified in your latest published framework, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster? Can you provide me with a link to the relevant paperwork online or send me or a copy of it?

Yours sincerely,

Roma Tunkuniene

Dear Central Office of Information,

Because of the missing response last time I thought I would send you a follow up in case you had responded but this had not been received by this site.

Can you please confirm that you have received my follow up question?

Yours faithfully,

Roma Tunkuniene

FOIofficer, Central Office of Information

Hi Roma

I did receive your follow up question and will send you a formal response shortly.

Kind regards
Glynn

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Dear FOIofficer,

It seems to have been a month now since my follow up request and a couple of weeks since you confirmed you would reply 'shortly'.

Could you please be so kind as to provide the information requested?

Yours sincerely,

Roma Tunkuniene

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