Phil Jones and Michael Mann correspondence

John Walker made this Freedom of Information request to University of East Anglia

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by University of East Anglia.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please supply copies of all correspondence (including emails) between Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and Michael Mann from 1st January 2008 to the present date.

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

Palmer Dave Mr (LIB), University of East Anglia

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Mr. Walker,

Attached please find a letter acknowledging your request received
Saturday, 21 November 2009. It also contains further information regarding
the handling of this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I will be in contact with you further in due course.

Cheers, Dave Palmer

____________________________
David Palmer
Information Policy & Compliance Manager
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England
NR4 7TJ
Information Services
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593523
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591010

Palmer Dave Mr (LIB), University of East Anglia

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Mr Walker,

Attached please find a response to your request received on 21 November
2009. Should you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Cheers, Dave Palmer

____________________________
David Palmer
Information Policy & Compliance Manager
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England
NR4 7TJ
Information Services
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593523
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591010

Palmer Dave Mr (LIB), University of East Anglia

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Mr Walker,

Further to my recent email in response to your request received on 21
November 2009, I attach an amended copy of our response with the
non-relevant material excised. Apologies for any confusion caused.

Cheers, Dave Palmer

____________________________
David Palmer
Information Policy & Compliance Manager
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England
NR4 7TJ

Information Services
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593523
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591010

Andrew Montford left an annotation ()

This should be appealed.

Dear Palmer Dave Mr (LIB),

I believe that none of the quoted exemptions applies in this case and request an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

John Walker

Palmer Dave Mr (LIB), University of East Anglia

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Mr. Walker,

Attached please find a response to your email of today, 21 December 2009,
outlining further handling of your request. I will be in contact with
again in due course.

Cheers, Dave Palmer

____________________________
David Palmer
Information Policy & Compliance Manager
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England
NR4 7TJ
Information Services
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593523
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591010

Scott Raymond Mr (ISD), University of East Anglia

Dear Mr Walker

In reference to your FOIA request appeal received 21 December 2009, could you clarify the following point:

- for each exemption cited in our response, could you state why do you disagree with the application of the exemption

Please note that the voluntary timescale of 28 days as defined in our Code of Practice will be suspended until such time as we receive clarification of your appeal. Once that is received, the clock will recommence, your appeal considered, and you will receive a response within the stated timescale.

Yours

Raymond Scott

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Raymond Scott
Strategy Development Manager
ITCS
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

01603 593651
[email address]

Information Services

Dear Scott Raymond Mr (ISD),

It is about time that the UEA started answering FOI questions.

s.12(1), Appropriate limit exceeded

Does your email system not have a search facility to allow for easy retrieval of archived emails?

s.31(1)(a) & (b), Disclosure would prejudice detection of crime & the apprehension of criminals

The criminals you refer to are, I assume, the staff at the CRU who are behind the global warming fraud.

I can't see how disclosure of this information would affect any police investigation..

s.36(2)(b) (ii) - Prejudice to the conduct of public affairs

It is their deliberations that I wish to find out about.

s.40(1), Personal information

Then redact it.

Yours sincerely,

John Walker

Dear University of East Anglia,

Below is the text of a message sent to me ref these FOI requests and your reluctance to answer them.

"
NASA have released some emails in response to American FOIA
requests here:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2010/j...

Although it's a different juristiction and different legislation,
the fact that they, as a scientific organisation, have been
prepared to release such material coould undermine UEA's refusals
under S.36(2)(B)(ii) Prejudice to the conduct of public affairs -
Release of the requested information, would inhibit the free &
frank exchange of view for deliberation

If release of similar emails by a US body is possible then any
scientist working in an international discipline can reasonably
expect to have emails released because it's in the nature of their
discipline that many of their emails are copied internationally.

The UEA objection can't be applied as retrospective protection -
release of emails can't possibly prevent free and frank exchanges
that have already taken place.

Now that the possibility of release has been established in the US,
release under our law imposes no inhibition for future "free and
frank exchange" above that which already exists by virtue of the
American decision.

"
Yours faithfully,

John Walker

Palmer Dave Mr (LIB), University of East Anglia

Due to a family bereavement, I will be absent 8-21 January inclusive. During that time, if you could direct all Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Act correspondence to [University of East Anglia request email]<mailto:[University of East Anglia request email], it will be read & acknowledged there. Arrangements are in place for work to continue in my absence and we will continue to meet our statutory obligations during this time, but there may be minor delays for which I apologise in advance.

Scott Raymond Mr (ISD), University of East Anglia

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Dear Mr Walker

Further to your email of 21 December 2009 and clarification of 14 January 2010, please find attached further information regarding your request received 21 November 2009. Feel free to contact me if you have any further queries.

Yours

Raymond Scott

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Raymond Scott
Strategy Development Manager
ITCS
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

01603 593651
[email address]

Information Services

Dear Scott Raymond Mr (ISD),

http://www.uea.ac.uk/is/strategies/infre...
to+Requests does not work.

I do not wish to proceed to stage 2.

Yours sincerely,

John Walker