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

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 10/0098

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your request for information which we have received in the
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Your request has been
passed on to the appropriate official to deal with.

Best wishes,
Kay

Kay Wilson | Freedom of Information Advisor | Information Rights Unit |
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria
Street, London, SW1E 6SW | [1]www.bis.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business
success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone
the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster
world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS -
Investing in our future

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Ref No: 10/0098

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your email of 20 January 2010 where you requested
photographs of the department's Ministers.

I can confirm that the department holds this information. The
information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA), because the information is accessible to you, as it is already
in the public domain. Photos of the department's Ministers are available
at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/ministers

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original letter and should be addressed to me.

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

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson | Freedom of Information Advisor | Information Rights Unit |
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria
Street, London, SW1E 6SW | www.bis.gov.uk
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for
business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and
giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this
we will foster world-class universities and promote an open global
economy. BIS - Investing in our future

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Dear sir/madam;

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

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Ref No: 10/0194

Monday, 15 February 2010

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your email of 4 February where you requested high resolution
photographs of the Ministers of the Department for Business, Innovation
and Skills (BIS). These photographs will be sent via email separately, due
to their size.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.

Most documents supplied by BIS will have been produced within government
and will be Crown Copyright. For information about re-using Crown
Copyright see the Office of Public Sector Information website at
[1]www.opsi.gov.uk. The copyright in some documents may rest with a third
party. For information about obtaining permission from a third party see
the Intellectual Property Office's website at [2]www.ipo.gov.uk.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to me.

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

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

Yours sincerely,

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson | Freedom of Information Advisor | Information Rights Unit |
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria
Street, London, SW1E 6SW | [3]www.bis.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business
success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone
the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster
world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS -
Investing in our future

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