Photographs of Ministers

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Dear Her Majesty’s Treasury,

I was wondering if you would be able to release under the Open
Government Licence, the official portrait images of all the
Labour Ministers who served in this department during the
previous Goverment under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010. For example Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Phil Woolas, Kitty Ussher and Ian Pearson, aswell as the other Ministers please. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated as I
would like to add them to their wikipedia articles which are sorely lacking images.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Taylor

responses, FOI - HMT [Restricted], Her Majesty’s Treasury

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Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed a response to your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely,
Information Rights Unit | Her Majesty's Treasury | 2 W1 | 1 Horse Guards Road | SW1A 2HQ
Tel: 020 7270 5000 Fax: 020 7270 4861

Email: [email address] Web Address: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

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Dear responses, FOI - HMT [Restricted],

I was wondering whether I could have your written permission to use the images from HM Treasury to be used on wikipedia under the Open Government Licence please, as I know that they can be used under that but I would be grateful if I could have your verification please. Otherwise accusations of copyright and illegality may occur and I wish to avoid that.

I was also wondering may I have your permission to use the Hi res image found here of Dr Greg Clark MP [http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/greg_cla... as it is under the OGL and also that of Mark Hoban MP [http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u..., also under the OGL.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Taylor

Dear responses, FOI - HMT [Restricted],

May I ask why this has been refused especially since it is already in the public eye with regard to to the Open Government Licence.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Taylor

responses, FOI - HMT [Restricted], Her Majesty’s Treasury

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email below.  I am advised by our lawyers that you do
not need our written permission to re-use the images from HM Treasury if
they are under the Open Government Licence.

I understand that this is the reason why high definition images of our
Ministers are made available in this way; so that they can be re-used.

For further information please go to:
[1]http://data.gov.uk/blog/new-open-governm...

 

To be helpful, however, I can also advise that MP’s offices are also able
to provide images of their MP and may be contacted at the House of
Parliament - [2]http://www.markhoban.com/content/contact... and
[3]http://www.gregclark.org/contact-greg/ directly and would, I’m sure be
happy to assist in your endeavour.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit | Her Majesty's  Treasury | 2 W1 | 1 Horse Guards
Road | SW1A 2HQ |

Tel: 020 7270 5000  Fax: 020 7270 4861

Email: [email address].uk  Web Address:
www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

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Dear responses, FOI - HMT [Restricted],

Thank you so much for allowing me to use the Ministerial images from HM Treasury on wikipedia. I am glad you have clarified that the images on the HM website have been released under the Open Government Licence and that the reason they were in hi definition is so they may be re-used. An editor on wikipedia wrongly assumed that images released under the OGL such as the HM Treasy images could not be used, but you have helped show that they can.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Taylor

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