Methodology used in research publicised by DCLG

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Please provide the following information in respect of the research referenced at

http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/local...

The research brief

The methodology used to select the three local authorities referenced in the research. In particular I would like to know how the Department gained the necessary assurance that the authorities considered were representative of all English local authorities

The methodology used to select the services considered in the research

The methodology used to calculate the aggregate total of "up to £ 10 billion a year" potential savings

The methodology used to apportion the potential savings to individual households.

Yours faithfully,

Arjo Auditor

Nishma Malde,

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Dear Mr Auditor

Please see attached an acknowledgement of your request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

<<FOI 4975 - Auditor - Acknowledgement.doc>>
Nishma

Miss Nishma Malde
Local Government Productivity and Reform
Communities and Local Government
3/J2 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

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Nishma Malde,

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Dear Mr Auditor

Please see attached a reply to your email of 12 July.

<<FOI 4975 - Auditor - Reply.doc>>

Yours sincerely

Miss Nishma Malde
Local Government Productivity and Reform
Communities and Local Government
3/J2 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

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From: Nishma Malde
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 11:34 AM
To: '[FOI #79711 email]'
Subject: FOI Request F0004975 - Acknowledgement

Dear Mr Auditor

Please see attached an acknowledgement of your request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

<<FOI 4975 - Auditor - Acknowledgement.doc>>
Nishma

Miss Nishma Malde
Local Government Productivity and Reform
Communities and Local Government
3/J2 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

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Derek Tickles left an annotation ()

ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

What about trying to answer the main question?!

"In particular I would like to know how the Department gained the necessary assurance that the authorities considered were representative of all English local authorities"

Or does the Department just believe any old claptrap from a small 'research' company promoting their services?

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