Dear Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England,

Please provide copies of the the Notes of meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for 2015 - 2018 and lists of the members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting. (Publication of the Notes is required by the Group's Terms of Reference)

Yours faithfully,

SJ Amyes

Despatch Box, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

                            
Our reference: 4118569             Information request

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 13 March 2019.  Your request was:
 
"  Please provide copies of the the Notes of meetings of the Building
Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for 2015 - 2018 and lists of
the members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting. (Publication of
the Notes is required by the Group's Terms of Reference)"
 
I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and aim to send you a response by 10 April 2019.
 
If you have any questions, please ask by return email. Please leave the
subject line unchanged when replying, to make sure your email gets
straight to me.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
 
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Despatch Box, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

                            
Our reference: 4118569             Information request

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning the notes of
meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for
2015 - 2018 and lists of the members (or their substitutes) attending each
meeting, which we received on 13 March 2019.
 
We are handling it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We do hold information in scope of this request, but I am afraid that
I will not be able to give you a response within the normal 20 working
days. This is because I need additional time to give extra consideration
to the public interest in releasing it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is section 35(1)(a) which covers information relating to the
formulation or development of government policy. 
 
I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 13 May 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
 
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Despatch Box, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

                            
Our reference: 4118569             Information request

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request which we received on 13 March
2019 concerning the meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards
Advisory Group for 2015 - 2018.
 
We are considering your request but I am afraid that we need more time to
process it. This is because we need additional time to consider the public
interest in releasing it.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is section 35(1)(a) which covers information relating to the
formulation or development of government policy. 

We will now try to respond to you by 10 June 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request which we received on 13 March 2019 concerning
meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for
2015 - 2018.
 
I am very sorry that we are not able to respond to your request today,
this is because we need additional time to further consider the public
interest in releasing the information.  However please be assured that we
are working on your request and will respond to you as soon as we are able
to.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is section 35(1)(a) which covers information relating to the
formulation or development of government policy. 

We will now try to respond to you by 8 July 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
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Dear Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England's handling of my FOI request 'Notes of meetings of the BCPS Advisory Group and lists of attendees'.

It is now 3 months since 12 March 2019 when I made the following request for information:
"Please provide copies of the the Notes of meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for 2015 - 2018 and lists of the members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting. (Publication of the Notes is required by the Group's Terms of Reference)"

I have been told on two occasions (10 April and 13 May) that you need additional time to give extra consideration to the public interest in releasing it, citing section 35(1)(a) of the FoIA.

I have now been told (June 10) that you need even more time to consider my request.

I am unhappy with these delays, as these Notes should already have been published under the Advisory Group's Terms of Reference. I find it very hard to believe that all the Notes from every meeting can be subject to section 35(1)(a). In addition, it is not credible that the lists of the members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting can be subject to section 35(1)(a) .

I therefore request an Internal Review.

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

Yours faithfully,

SJ Amyes

FoI Requests, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

Dear Mr Amyes,

 

MHCLG apologise for being in breach of section 10 of the FOI Act (2000),
however we are unable to open an internal review into a case that is still
open.

 

We are, of course, trying to deal with your original request in the
timeliest fashion whilst making sure that our response is as accurate as
possible.

 

We hope to respond to your request promptly.

 

Many Thanks,

MHCLG FOI Team

 

From: Despatch Box <[BRAC request email]>
Sent: 17 June 2019 12:27
To: FoI Requests <[email address]>
Subject: [BRAC request email] Internal review of Freedom
of Information request - Notes of

 

Dear Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Building Regulations
Advisory Committee for England's handling of my FOI request 'Notes of
meetings of the BCPS Advisory Group and lists of attendees'.

It is now 3 months since 12 March 2019 when I made the following request
for information:
"Please provide copies of the the Notes of meetings of the Building
Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for 2015 - 2018 and lists of
the members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting. (Publication of
the Notes is required by the Group's Terms of Reference)"

I have been told on two occasions (10 April and 13 May) that you need
additional time to give extra consideration to the public interest in
releasing it, citing section 35(1)(a) of the FoIA.

I have now been told (June 10) that you need even more time to consider my
request.

I am unhappy with these delays, as these Notes should already have been
published under the Advisory Group's Terms of Reference. I find it very
hard to believe that all the Notes from every meeting can be subject to
section 35(1)(a). In addition, it is not credible that the lists of the
members (or their substitutes) attending each meeting can be subject to
section 35(1)(a) .

I therefore request an Internal Review.

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

Yours faithfully,

SJ Amyes

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Despatch Box, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

Dear SJ Amyes
 
I am emailing regarding your request for copies of the notes of the
meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group for
2015-2018 and lists of the members who attended each meeting.   
I apologise for the continued delay in responding to this request, please
be assured that we are actively working on this request however I am araid
that we will not be able to respond today.  This is because we are still
considering the public interest in releasing information which relates to
policy development.  
I would like to apologise again for the delay and thank you for your
patience.  I will respond as soon as I am able to and can assure you that
we are close to resolving this request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Despatch Box,
Your response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now.
I request an Internal Review
Yours sincerely,

SJ Amyes

Despatch Box, Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning the notes of
meetings of the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group. 
 
Unfortunately I am unable to provide this information. I have attached my
formal response which sets out the reasons for this.
 
I would like to apologise for the delay in responding to this request.  I
note that you have already requested an internal review, however we are
unable to carry out internal reviews until we have responded to the
initial request.
 
Please could you confirm if you now wish us to undertake an internal
review of this request?
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
 
 
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