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

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From: Gary Vaux

1 January 2012

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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1 January 2012

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From: Gary Vaux

1 February 2012

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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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
Department for Work and Pensions

1 February 2012

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been received at the DWP Central FoI Team.

We will forward your request to the relevant information owner within the
Department who will respond to you direct. 

Should you also have any further queries in connection with this request
do please contact us.

For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.

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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
Department for Work and Pensions

16 February 2012


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Dear Mr Vaux

Please see attached response to your FoI request

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DWP Central FoI Team

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16 February 2012


Attachment FoI IR 49 16.02.12.pdf
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Dear Mr Vaux

Please see attached response to your FoI request

Kind regards

DWP Central FoI Team

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