Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

Please provide the following documents which I believe were transferred to DCMS from the Olympic Delivery Authority:

a) Any you hold in relation to contingency planning for any of the Olympic venues
b) The Operating Manuals for each of those venues

Yours faithfully,
Connor A. Gurney

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Mr Gurney,

 

Thank you for your email of 2^nd September where you requested:

 

a) Any (document) you hold in relation to contingency planning for any of
the Olympic venues.

b) The Operating Manuals for each of those venues.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport requires further
information in order to identify and locate the information you have asked
for. In particular, it would be useful to know what type of contingency
planning or contingency plan you are interested in. Can you also be more
specific about what you mean by operational manual. Do you mean
“Operational Maintenance manuals”? There may be a large number of
these, so if you could narrow down what you specifically want to know that
would be helpful. Likewise, if you are able to narrow down
which specific venues you are interested in, that would be appreciated.

 

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to begin to process
your request.  If I do not receive clarification within three months your
request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with
a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the
information is supplied).

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

The FOI Team

Dear FOI Mailbox,

I would like to revise my request to only ask for the contingency plans for the Olympic Stadium. By this, I mean documents relating to the response to emergencies and major incidents affecting the stadium as they stood at the time of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Yours sincerely,
Connor A. Gurney

no-reply@dcms.ecase.co.uk on behalf of Correspondence Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Gurney,

Thank you for your information request of 2 September 2017, in which you
requested:

Please provide the following documents which I believe were transferred to
DCMS from the Olympic Delivery Authority:

a) Any you hold in relation to contingency planning for any of the Olympic
venues

* b) The Operating Manuals for each of those venues

You clarified this request on 4 September to ask for the following:

I would like to revise my original request to only ask for the contingency
plans for the Olympic Stadium. By this, I mean documents relating to the
response to emergencies and major incidents affecting the stadium as they
stood at the time of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We can confirm that we do not hold this information.
Contingency planning for responding to emergencies and major incidents
during the Games was an operational responsibility and therefore was in
the remit of the venue operators, the London Organising Committee for the
Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). LOCOG was a private company and its
files were archived, either to the International Olympic Committee or the
National Archives.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Tel: 020 7211 6395

www.gov.uk/dcms

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John Smith left an annotation ()

What are you trying to achieve with all these various requests about emergency plans? For heaven's sake, there was a bomb attack on the Tube today which left dozens of people injured! Are you trying to do the terrorists' job for them?!

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