Northern Ireland RHI

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Hi Paul,

I was hoping to request any communications between Ofgem and the NI Department of the Economy.

I would specifically be looking for any communications directly from / to Andrew Crawford (ex SpAd to the Minister) or for any communications that mention him.

I would also be looking for any information that Ofgem may hold which would relate to an awareness in regard to Andrew Crawford's family members being recipients of the RHI.

Yours faithfully,

Gary

FOI, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

HI Gary,

Question acknowledged, case ref 2383-2017.

Regards

Paul Kitcher
Head of Information Management
Knowledge Management
9 Millbank
London
SW1P 3GE
Tel: 020 7901 7011
www.ofgem.gov.uk

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HI Gary,

Just emailing to let you know we are still working on this information request - we'll be a few more days before we can respond.

Regards

Paul

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Hi Paul,

Many thanks for the update - much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Hi Paul,

I hope you are well.

I am just following up on this request to see if you have an estimate for when a response may be issued.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Hi Paul,

I hope you are well.

I was just hoping to get an update on this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

FOI, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

HI Gary, unfortunately the links embedded below don't take me through to the relevant request. Which one are you chasing (i.e. our reference).

Paul

Hi Paul,

The reference I would be following up would be 2383-2017.

Many Thanks,

Gary Clarke

FOI, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

HI Gary I have followed up the question with the team. From memory of initial discussions on this one I don't believe we hold anything - hopefully I'll be able to confirm shortly.

Paul

FOI, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

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Dear Mr Clarke,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 15th July 2017, which has
been considered by Ofgem and allocated reference 2383-2017.  We would like
to thank you for your patience whilst we took the necessary steps in
considering your request.

You requested the following information in relation the Non-domestic
Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (“NDRHI”).

 

 

“I was hoping to request any communications between Ofgem and the NI Department
of the Economy.

 

I would specifically be looking for any communications directly from / to Andrew
Crawford (ex SpAd to the Minister) or for any communications that mention him.

 

I would also be looking for any information that Ofgem may hold which would
relate to an awareness in regard to Andrew Crawford's family members being
recipients of the RHI.”

 

 

Ofgem has considered your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (“EIR”), and responds as follows.

With regards to your request for any communications directly from / to
Andrew Crawford and for any communications that mention him, I can confirm
this information is not held by Ofgem, and therefore this part of your
request is refused under Regulation 12(4)(a) of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

You have also requested any information that Ofgem may hold which would
relate to an awareness in regard to Andrew Crawford’s family members being
recipients of the RHI. Ofgem holds records of participants who are
accredited for the purposes of the NDRHI.  The participants are in many
cases recorded by us as being living individuals. Those records are
personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and as such we
must refuse your request as the disclosure of such information would not
be in accordance with regulation 13. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to make representations.  Under regulation 11(2), you must contact
us for a review no later than 40 working days after the date of this
letter. If you propose to make any such representations contact me via the
[1][Ofgem request email] email box or write to me at the following address:

 

Ofgem

9 Millbank

London

SW1P 3GE

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the reconsideration, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Paul Kitcher

Head of Information Management

Knowledge Management

9 Millbank

London

SW1P 3GE

Tel: 020 7901 7011

[3]www.ofgem.gov.uk

 

 

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From: Gary Clarke [mailto:[FOI #412357 email]]
Sent: 15 June 2017 11:50
To: FOI <[Ofgem request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Northern Ireland RHI

 

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Hi Paul,

I was hoping to request any communications between Ofgem and the NI
Department of the Economy.

I would specifically be looking for any communications directly from / to
Andrew Crawford (ex SpAd to the Minister) or for any communications that
mention him.

I would also be looking for

 

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Hi Paul,

Many thanks for researching this request. It's much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

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