Papers presented to the Creative Industries Council

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Open Rights Group

Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

According to a recent FoI response to us, written updates were provided to the Creative Industries Council by a number of sub groups, presumably for the meeting of 3 July 2017:

* The marketing and communications working-group
* The intellectual property sub-group
* The regulation sub-group
* The regions and clusters sub-group
* The technical working group

Can you please provide these written papers.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Mr Killock,

Thank you for your information request of 8 October 2017, in which you
requested:

According to a recent FoI response to us, written updates were provided to
the Creative Industries Council by a number of sub groups, presumably for
the meeting of 3 July 2017:

* The marketing and communications working-group

* The intellectual property sub-group

* The regulation sub-group

* The regions and clusters sub-group

* The technical working group

Can you please provide these written papers.

We have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We can confirm that the Department does not hold this
information.

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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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Culture, Media and Sport's handling of my FOI request 'Papers presented to the Creative Industries Council'

(1) On 27 June 2017 I wrote to you to ask for minutes of the Creative Industries Council: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

(2) On 26 July 2017 you replied to say that minutes would be published later, and that:
"Written updates were provided by:

* The marketing and communications working-group
* The intellectual property sub-group
* The regulation sub-group
* The regions and clusters sub-group
* The technical working group"

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

(3) In this current request, I asked for the written updates mentioned in your reply, listing them out as you did for clarity

(4) In response to this request, you state that "We can confirm that the Department does not hold this
information."

I would like you to check that the Department, despite being the sponsoring body of the Creative Industries Council, and publishing the minutes and presumably secretariat to it, really does not hold copies of documents presented at its meeting that you yourselves identified to me.

It would also be helpful to me if you could explain how this situation has arisen.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

FOI Mailbox, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Internal Review of FOI2017/05453

Jim Killock

[FOI #436902 email]

Dear Mr Killock,

Thank you for your email of 10 November in which you requested an internal
review of our response to your information request of 8 October. Your
latest request was as follows:

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Culture,
Media and Sport's handling of my FOI request 'Papers presented to the
Creative Industries Council'

(1) On 27 June 2017 I wrote to you to ask for minutes of the Creative
Industries Council:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

(2) On 26 July 2017 you replied to say that minutes would be published
later, and that:
"Written updates were provided by:

* The marketing and communications working-group
* The intellectual property sub-group
* The regulation sub-group
* The regions and clusters sub-group
* The technical working group"

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

(3) In this current request, I asked for the written updates mentioned in
your reply, listing them out as you did for clarity

(4) In response to this request, you state that "We can confirm that the
Department does not hold this
information."

I would like you to check that the Department, despite being the
sponsoring body of the Creative Industries Council, and publishing the
minutes and presumably secretariat to it, really does not hold copies of
documents presented at its meeting that you yourselves identified to me.

It would also be helpful to me if you could explain how this situation has
arisen.

Your original request asked:

According to a recent FoI response to us, written updates were provided to
the Creative Industries Council by a number of sub groups, presumably for
the meeting of 3 July 2017:

* The marketing and communications working-group
* The intellectual property sub-group
* The regulation sub-group
* The regions and clusters sub-group
* The technical working group

Can you please provide these written papers.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). I have re-examined the handling and scope of your original
request and I can confirm that the department does not hold any
information in scope of your request. Your request asked for written
papers from the above named sub groups for the Creative Industries Council
(CIC) meeting of 3 July. In your internal review you mention your previous
FOI request, which asked for information on any meetings between July 2016
and 27 June 2017. Our response to that request confirmed that there was a
meeting held on 27 October 2016 and that papers were presented at that
meeting. No written papers were presented to the meeting held on 3 July.

The department receives a large volume of FOI requests. If you wish to
refer to previous requests made to the department, please quote our
reference number in any response or future request.

Yours sincerely,

David Balloch

Head of Freedom of Information Team

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Tel: 020 7211 6395

www.gov.uk/dcms

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