Northgate Contracts

George Rydell made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to know if the Health and Safety Executive have any contracts with Northgate Information Solutions Plc (or NorthgateArinso) and if so, the nature of any such contracts, the value of any such contracts and the date upon which any such contracts were signed.

Yours faithfully,

Mr G V Rydell

Infoline Admin,

Ref: RMJS-7UDB8Q

Dear Mr Rydell

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request has been forwarded for reply to:

Edward Kelly

Freedom of Information Officer

Health and Safety Executive

AW House

6-8 Stuart St

Luton

LU1 2SL

Tel: 01582 444200 (Switchboard)

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the reference number above.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Rachel M Jones

HSE Infoline

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Dear Sirs,

A response to this request is now overdue.

Kindly address yourselves to this matter and respond immediately.

Mr G V Rydell

Infoline Admin,

Ref: HPHS-7VAN6M

Dear Mr Rydell

Thank you for your further correspondence regarding your Freedom of
Information request.

I have forwarded your correspondence to the HSE's Enquiry Services Team
to ascertain why you have not received a response to your original
enquiry. Their contact details are as follows:

The Enquiry Services Team

Health and Safety Executive

Redgrave Court

Merton Road

Bootle

Merseyside

L20 7HS

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the above reference number.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
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Yours sincerely

Helena Phillips

HSE Infoline

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Mr Rydell

Please see the attached document.

Peter Benger
Procurement Unit
Redgrave Court 6.4
Merton Road
Bootle L20 7HS
Tel: 0151 951 4081
VPN: 523 4081
e-mail [1][email address]

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Safety Executive's handling of my FOI request 'Northgate Contracts'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/no...

Your response states that you 'do not have' the information requested. However, I asked if you had any contracts - the only possible answers to that are 'yes' or 'no', yet you have not replied with either.

Whilst it is possible to infer that your 'not having' the information suggests the answer to be 'no', that is not conclusive.

I feel that your response is needlessly intransigent and unhelpful to me or anyone else reading this request and it was significantly out of time.

If as you appear to be suggesting it is the case that you do not have any contracts with Northgate, would it have been so difficult to simply say that and to say it within the required timeframe? Incidentally, that is not a rhetorical question.

I look forward to receiving a response within the twenty working days permitted for internal reviews.

Yours faithfully,

Mr G V Rydell

Infoline Admin,

Ref: RMJS-7WLB5G

Dear Mr Rydell

Thank you for your concerns relating to an information request.

Your enquiry has been forwarded for reply to:

Jane Cloherty

FOI Unit

Health and Safety Executive

Redgrave Court

Merton Road

Bootle

Merseyside

L20 7HS

Tel - 0151 951 4000 (switchboard)

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the reference number above.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Rachel M Jones

HSE Infoline

HSE is committed to maintaining your personal information in a manner
that meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Sometimes, we may need to pass your details to another government
department or public body so that they can help you with your enquiry.

HSE Infoline is provided by Connaught Compliance Services Ltd on behalf of
HSE

Connaught plc is a FTSE 250 company. We are the UK's leading provider of
integrated services operating in the compliance, social housing and public
sector markets.

Please visit our website to see a full list of Connaught's Registered
Companies
[1]http://www.connaught.plc.uk/group/aboutc...

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Health and Safety Executive

Dear Mr Rydell

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2009100401

Original Request Reference No: 2009090409

Subject: Northgate Contracts

Thank you for your request for an internal review.

It was received on 6 October and we are dealing with it under the HSE
internal review procedures in accordance with the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

We hope to let you know the outcome of the review as quickly as possible.
In most cases within 30 working days.

Please contact me if you have any queries about this letter. It would be
helpful if you could quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Regards

Richard Hands

FOI Unit

4.S.G

Redgrave Court

Health and Safety Executive

Merton Road

Bootle

Liverpool, L20 7HS

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Dear Mr Rydell

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REVIEW REFERENCE :2009100401

ORIGINAL REQUEST REFERENCE: 2009090409

Thank you for your email dated 7^th October 2009, in which you
requested HSE to revisit their original response to your request. I have
been appointed as HSE's independent appeals officer in reviewing the case
in accordance with our FOI appeals process and confirm I have had no
previous involvement with the case.

I note that your request was for:

Any contracts between the Health and Safety Executive and Northgate
Information Solutions Plc (or NorthgateArinso).

I have discussed the information you are seeking and the handling of your
request with the team in Bootle HQ who dealt with your original request.
Any information that HSE may hold relating to your original request would
be contained within HSE's electronic databases, and/or in manual filing
systems.

I can confirm that the office concerned with contracts, and our finance
department have conducted a thorough search of its systems, both current
and archived, and they have confirmed to me that we do not hold any
information to your original request. In your request for an internal
review you mentioned that the only possible answers asked to the question
you asked was yes or no, I can confirm that the answer is NO - HSE does
not have any contracts nor has had any contracts with Northgate
Information Solutions Plc or NorthgateArinso.

May I also take this opportunity to apologise for the delay in responding
to your original request which was caused by misunderstandings within the
organisation as to which department would answer your request.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you have the
right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700

Fax: 01625 524510

Email: [1][email address]

Website: http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Sonia Taylor

FOI/EIR/DPA Policy Advisor

FOI Unit

HSE

Redgrave Court, Merton Road

Bootle, Liverpool, L20 7HS

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