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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,
I would like to request copies of emails to/from Cllr Lib Peck and Simon Richardson, DCMS Head of Libraries regarding DMCS' investigation of Lambeth libraries sent or received from June 2016-September 2016 and from December 2016-January 2017.
Yours faithfully,
Ben Rymer

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Thank you for your email which is now being dealt with by the Freedom of
Information Team at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 
You will receive a response to your information request within 20 working
days of receipt.
  

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Rymer,

Thank you for your information request of 21 May 2017.

You asked:

“I would like to request copies of emails to/from Cllr Lib Peck and Simon
Richardson, DCMS Head of Libraries regarding DMCS' investigation of
Lambeth libraries sent or received from June 2016-September 2016 and from
December 2016-January 2017.”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).

We have interpreted your email as a request for correspondence between
Simon Richardson and Cllr Peck.  I can confirm the department does not
hold the information you have requested. 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

 

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

 

[1]www.gov.uk/dcms

 

Complaints and comments

As is customary in our replies, I would like to explain that if you are
dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for
information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from
you please send full details within two calendar months of the date of
this email to:  [2][email address]

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to
investigate any aspect of your complaint. Please note that the ICO is
likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted
before beginning an investigation.

References

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1. http://www.gov.uk/dcms
2. mailto:[email address]

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Rymer,

Thank you for your information request of 21 May 2017.

You asked:

“Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

I would like to request any information collected during DCMS'
investigation into Lambeth libraries on the Tate South Lambeth, Minet or
Carnegie libraries..”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We regret that we are unable to respond to your request because
it exceeds the cost limit set out by the Act.  Section 12 of the Act makes
provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where
the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which
for central government is set at £600. This represents the estimated cost
of one person spending 3.5 working days in determining whether the
department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the
information.

 

We consider your request would be over the statutory limit because in
order to retrieve all the information we might hold within scope of your
request, we would need to search through a large quantity of information.
You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more
specific about what information or documents you particularly wish to
obtain, including any dates relevant to the information required.

 

If you would like further information regarding the cost limit and how it
is applied please refer to the Office of Public Sector Information website
using the link below:

 

[1]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2004/2004324...

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

 

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

 

[2]www.gov.uk/dcms

 

Complaints and comments

As is customary in our replies, I would like to explain that if you are
dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for
information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from
you please send full details within two calendar months of the date of
this email to:  [3][email address]

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to
investigate any aspect of your complaint. Please note that the ICO is
likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted
before beginning an investigation.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2004/2004324...
2. http://www.gov.uk/dcms
3. mailto:[email address]

Dear FOI Mailbox,
I am requesting only emails sent from one individual to another - sorting the sent items of the relevant email account and using the 'To' field to search for these emails should take no more than half an hour, maximum. Please can you confirm that this will be possible.
Yours sincerely,
Ben Rymer

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Thank you for your email which is now being dealt with by the Freedom of
Information Team at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 
You will receive a response to your information request within 20 working
days of receipt.
  

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Rymer,
I am afraid the department is not able to answer your request in its
current form and we will require further information from you. If you are
requesting emails between Simon Richardson and Cllr Peck then, as per our
previous response to request number FOI2017/00489, I can confirm that the
department does not hold any information within scope. If your request is
different to this, I would be grateful if you could clarify the exact
scope of your request.  
Yours sincerely,
The FOI Team

no-reply@dcms.ecase.co.uk on behalf of Correspondence Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

1 Attachment

FOI2017/02379

Mr Ben Rymer

[FOI #407784 email]

Dear Mr Rymer,

Thank you for your information request of 25 August 2017, in which you
requested the following:

Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Please supply me with any
emails or correspondence from Simon Richardson, DCMS' Head of Libraries,
to Lambeth council as part of the recent DCMS investigation into Lambeth's
libraries service. Yours faithfully, Ben Rymer

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). I have attached the information within the scope of your
request, please note that some information has been redacted under section
40 (personal information) of the Act. Section 40 is an absolute exemption
and therefore does not require a public interest test.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Tel: 020 7211 6395

www.gov.uk/dcms

Complaints and comments

As is customary in our replies, I would like to explain that if you are
dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for
information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from
you please send full details within two calendar months of the date of
this email to: [DCMS request email]

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to
investigate any aspect of your complaint. Please note that the ICO is
likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted
before beginning an investigation.

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