Dear Sir/Madam,

Please treat this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Do you hold electronic, hi-resolution photographs of all your ministers? (Perhaps the ones on their security-passes?)

If 'yes', under what circumstances would you consider releasing any or all of the said photos to the public?

Yours faithfully,

Steve Elibank

Department of Health and Social Care

Thank you for your email.

Where a reply is appropriate we aim to send one within 20 working days.

If your enquiry is about a medical matter, please contact NHS Direct on
0845 4647 or visit [1]NHS Choices, or contact your GP surgery.

For the latest on swine flu, please visit [2]the National Pandemic Flu
Service (NPFS) or call 0800 1 513 100.

For general health information you may also find it helpful to refer to
[3]Directgov, the UK Government's Official information website, or the
Department of Health website's [4]Frequently Asked Questions.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nhs.uk/
2. http://www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu/
3. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
4. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/FAQ/index.htm

Department of Health and Social Care

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Long Email Body 25 01 2010.html

    8K Download

Email Content stored in attached file 'Long_Email_Body_25_01_2010.html'.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Dear Department of Health,

Thank-you for your reply. I assume that you misunderstood my initial request, which specifically regarded high-resolution photographs (this is obviously not exempt under Section 21, as there are no such images available online as far as I am aware).

I look forward to receiving a full response within the statutory time-limit.

Yours,
Steve Elibank

Department of Health and Social Care

Thank you for your email.

Where a reply is appropriate we aim to send one within 20 working days.

If your enquiry is about a medical matter, please contact NHS Direct on
0845 4647 or visit [1]NHS Choices, or contact your GP surgery.

For the latest on swine flu, please visit [2]the National Pandemic Flu
Service (NPFS) or call 0800 1 513 100.

For general health information you may also find it helpful to refer to
[3]Directgov, the UK Government's Official information website, or the
Department of Health website's [4]Frequently Asked Questions.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nhs.uk/
2. http://www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu/
3. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
4. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/FAQ/index.htm

Department of Health and Social Care

1 Attachment

Email Content stored in attached file 'Long_Email_Body_26_01_2010.html'.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Dear Department of Health,

You requested that I define the term "high-resolution" - I would consider any photograph to be high-resolution if it was of a size at least 1200 pixels in either dimension. Please let me know as soon as possible if you need any further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Steve Elibank

Department of Health and Social Care

Thank you for your email.

Where a reply is appropriate we aim to send one within 20 working days.

If your enquiry is about a medical matter, please contact NHS Direct on
0845 4647 or visit [1]NHS Choices, or contact your GP surgery.

For the latest on swine flu, please visit [2]the National Pandemic Flu
Service (NPFS) or call 0800 1 513 100.

For general health information you may also find it helpful to refer to
[3]Directgov, the UK Government's Official information website, or the
Department of Health website's [4]Frequently Asked Questions.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nhs.uk/
2. http://www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu/
3. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
4. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/FAQ/index.htm

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your further email of 26 January, which clarified your
interpretation of the phrase 'high resolution'.

I am writing again to establish whether you are simply enquiring whether
we hold such photographs, or whether you asking us to release such
photographs to you. If you desire the latter, I'd be grateful if you
could specify those Ministers in which you are interested (e.g. current
Ministers, or Ministers which have now left the Department; names would be
helpful here).

Without this further clarification, I hope you will understand that we
will not be able to further process your Freedom of Information (FOI)
request.

Yours sincerely,

Aimee Gasston
FOI Team
Department of Health

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Dear Ms Gasston,

Thank you for your reply. I am primarily enquiring as to whether or not you hold the photographs.

If you do (and this does not impact upon my above question), I would appreciate an electronic copy of the photos of the current ministers and of any ministers who have served in the Department of Health since 2007.

My specific FOI request is thus outlined, I hope.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Department of Health and Social Care

Thank you for your email.

Where a reply is appropriate we aim to send one within 20 working days.

If your enquiry is about a medical matter, please contact NHS Direct on
0845 4647 or visit [1]NHS Choices, or contact your GP surgery.

For the latest on swine flu, please visit [2]the National Pandemic Flu
Service (NPFS) or call 0800 1 513 100.

For general health information you may also find it helpful to refer to
[3]Directgov, the UK Government's Official information website, or the
Department of Health website's [4]Frequently Asked Questions.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.nhs.uk/
2. http://www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu/
3. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
4. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/FAQ/index.htm

Department of Health and Social Care

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Long Email Body 08 02 2010.html

    16K Download

Email Content stored in attached file 'Long_Email_Body_08_02_2010.html'.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Department of Health and Social Care

5 Attachments

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Department of Health and Social Care

5 Attachments

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Department of Health and Social Care

4 Attachments

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org