LSME Freedom of Information Policy

William Fitzpatrick made this Freedom of Information request to London School of Management Education Limited

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William Fitzpatrick

Dear London School of Management Education,

I would like to make a request for a copy of your Freedom of Information Policy or Publication Scheme, if you have one.

Yours faithfully,

William Fitzpatrick

William Fitzpatrick

Dear London School of Management Education,

I am writing about the Freedom of Information request that I made on the 27th of November 2021 for a copy of your Freedom of Information Policy or Publication Scheme. You should normally have responded to my request by the 29th of December 2021, as in Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would appreciate you letting me know when you expect to respond to my request, and responding as soon as possible thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

William Fitzpatrick

William Fitzpatrick

Dear London School of Management Education,

Would you be able to tell me when you will be able to respond to the Freedom of Information request I submitted to you on the 27th of November 2021, requesting a copy of your Freedom of Information Policy or Publication Scheme?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

William Fitzpatrick

William Fitzpatrick

Dear London School of Management Education,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of London School of Management Education's handling of my FOI request 'LSME Freedom of Information Policy'.

You have not made any response at all to my request. I first sent my request to you on the 27th of November 2021. Since you didn't respond I sent you a reminder on the 31st of December 2021, and another on the 28th of January.

Your response is now very overdue. You are normally required to respond within twenty working days. It is for this reason that I am requesting an internal review of your handling of my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by replying to this message.

Yours faithfully,

William Fitzpatrick

William Fitzpatrick left an annotation ()

I have complained about the lack of a response to the Information Commissioner's Office, and have received the following reply:

The Act only applies to those bodies defined as ‘public authorities’ in Section 3 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...).

This organisation is not a public authority as defined by the Act and therefore does not have a duty to respond to information requests. For this reason the Information Commissioner cannot proceed with your complaint and has closed your case.

The list of public authorities can be found in Schedule 1 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...) of the Act.

I am sorry we can’t help on this occasion and hope the information above explains the reasons for this. If you have any further queries then please contact me.

WhatDoTheyKnow left an annotation ()

We understand the London School of Management Education is subject to FOI via Schedule 1, Paragraph 53(1)(aa) of the Freedom of Information Act:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...

that paragraph refers indirectly to The Higher Education (Transparency Condition and Financial Support) (England) Regulations 2018:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/201...

which makes bodies on the Office for Students Register of Higher Education Providers in the "Approved (fee cap)" category subject to FOI.

The register entry for London School of Management Education states: "Registration category: Approved (fee cap)"

https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/adv...

The Information Commissioner could usefully be asked to reconsider their stance on this matter, or if they stand-by their initial position to explain it in more detail.