Ofcom published documentation associated with PLT - BT commissioned Blackwood report

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Dear Office of Communications,

As I write, the following page on your website:-

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/enforce...

Holds a link to this document :-

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binarie...

I would like to ask :-

1) for any information you have that indicates why the above document has been published by Ofcom.
2) for any information of how this document has been used by Ofcom.
3) for the detail of exchanges between Ofcom and Blackwood Compliance Laboratories concerning this document.
4) for the detail of exchanges between Ofcom and British Telecom concerning this document.
5) for any information you hold indicating how BT have used this document.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Salter

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Salter

Requests for Information, reference: 1-178618968

Thank you for your requests for information. Where we hold the information you have requested we will endeavour to answer your request in full and within 20 working days. If we are unable to provide the information requested, we will explain why the information has not been provided.

If you have any queries then please contact [Ofcom request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

:: Eleanor Berg
Information Requests
[Ofcom request email]

:: Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
www.ofcom.org.uk

Eleanor Berg

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Dear Information Requests,

allowing for bank holidays, the twenty days allowed by law has been exceeded, can I get a status on this request please?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Salter

Dear Office of Communications,

I think that your email system may have combined and mixed up my reqests, which might be why you have replied in a mixed and repetative fashion.

I will raise your apparent difficulties with the whatdotheyknow.com team just in case their system has compounded your problems , but in the meantime, perhaps you could check the full details of *this* request and the history via the website:-

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/of...

( http://preview.tinyurl.com/4yryrfj )

Yours faithfully,

Mark Salter

Eleanor Berg, Office of Communications

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Salter

Thank you for your emails, and I apologise if Mr Howell's one response
caused you confusion. In an attempt to make my response clearer I will
respond to each of your emails separately. The responses will be the same
as that of Mr Howell's original letter.

In response to your email below, this request asks:

As I write, the following page on your website:-

[1]http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/enforce...

Holds a link to this document :-

[2]http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binarie...

I would like to ask :-

1) for any information you have that indicates why the above document has
been published by Ofcom.
2) for any information of how this document has been used by Ofcom.
3) for the detail of exchanges between Ofcom and Blackwood Compliance
Laboratories concerning this document.
4) for the detail of exchanges between Ofcom and British Telecom
concerning this document.
5) for any information you hold indicating how BT have used this document.

The response to this request is set out on page five of Mr Howell's
letter.

In response to questions 1 to 4, we do not hold information on this
matter.

In response to question 5, please find email correspondence attached.
Please note that some of the information has been redacted based on
regulation 13 of EIR.

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Berg

:: Eleanor Berg
Information Requests

[3][Ofcom request email]

:: Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
[4]www.ofcom.org.uk

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Graham Howell

The Secretary to the Corporation

Ofcom

Riverside House

2a Southwark Bridge Road

London SE1 9HA

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Dear Eleanor Berg,

it looks like the actual permission from BT's legal and regulatory team is missing, but I can assume it was received but not available since Ofcom have since published the report.

Thank you for the detail provided.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Salter

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