Links between Crimestoppers and DWP or Job Centre Plus Communications and Press teams

Gary Vaux made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

The request was successful.

From: Gary Vaux

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Given the Fraud and Error strategy (October 2010) that called for closer working with Crimestoppers, I would like to request a copy of all information held by the DWP or Job Centre Plus relating to the intended and actual involvment of the Crimestoppers organisation to locate benefit fraudsters or publicise or promote anti-fraud activity, or any other similar requests, from the year 2009 to date. This would include any communication (personal, verbal, by post, telephone or email) between the DWP or JCP Press and Communications teams and Crimestoppers.

This is to include all correspondence including letters, briefings and copies of emails between the DWP and Crimestoppers, including any that the DWP may make to Crimestoppers (and vice versa) as a result of responding to this FOI request.

This is to include any emails that may have been sent by staff to private email accounts of individuals who work with or are associated with Crimestoppers or DWP/JCP. I include a link to the Information Commissioners Web site where this is clarified. http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/latest_news/2.... The Information Commissioner also reminds Public Authorities, that deleting or concealing information with the intention of preventing its disclosure following receipt of a request is a criminal offence under section 77 of the Act.

If the DWP believe handling this request would exceed the 2 ½ day limit for collating this information, please provide me with complete information for each year, starting April 2010-to date, then 01/04/2009-31/03/10.

Yours faithfully

Gary Vaux

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From: Gary Vaux

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
regarding the links between Crimestoppers and the DWP/Job Centre Plus Press and Communications team re Crimestoppers anti-fraud campaign.

I made my request to you on January 1st and, by law, you should have replied by January 31st. Please review why this request was not actioned and reply within 20 working days with the information I originally requested before I contact the Information Commissioner

Yours sincerely,

Gary Vaux

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Attachment FoI 04 16.02.12.pdf
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Dear Mr Vaux

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Dear Mr Vaux

Please see attached response to your FoI request

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