Dear Care Quality Commission,

I would like to receive a copy of your Freedom of Information Policy/procedure.

Does in contain information to staff to advise them that under a FOI request, as they are public servants paid by the public purse that their names will be released?

Who gave you the stupid advice that staff names in the context of public work are personal data? - What is the name of the organisation that you got this advice from and how much did you pay them?

Who and again how much are you paying for this stupid advice to be reviewed? Of course this information can be put and should be put in the public domain.

Why did you cover-up this story that is clearly and legally in the public interest in the first place e.g. what exemptions did you apply to the original report?

I would like a copy of the original report and subsequent reports, where you decided it was not to be released and any public interest test you (although I guess not)applied.

Yours faithfully,

Juno Clarke

Juno Clarke left an annotation ()

Just to clarify:

The statement:

In March 2012 it was decided the findings should not be made public because the review was highly critical of the regulator.

Which exemption of the FOIA does highly critical fall under.

Wynn, Russell, Care Quality Commission

20 June 2013

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 2013 0576

 

This request is being coordinated by: Russell Wynn, Telephone No: 0191
2333587

 

Dear Juno

 

We write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 20
June 2013.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

“I would like to receive a copy of your Freedom of Information
Policy/procedure.

 

Does in contain information to staff to advise them that under a FOI
request, as they are public servants paid by the public purse that their
names will be released?

 

Who gave you the stupid advice that staff names in the context of public
work are personal data? - What is the name of the organisation that you
got this advice from and how much did you pay them?

 

Who and again how much are you paying for this stupid advice to be
reviewed?  Of course this information can be put and should be put in the
public domain.

 

Why did you cover-up this story that is clearly and legally in the public
interest in the first place e.g. what exemptions did you apply to the
original report?

 

I would like a copy of the original report and subsequent reports, where
you decided it was not to be released and any public interest test you
(although I guess not)applied.”

 

We can confirm that your request is now being processed in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

CQC will respond to you as soon as possible, but in any event, within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days, from the date we received your
request as outlined by the Act.

 

You can therefore expect a response by close of business 18 July 2013
respectively, subject to the information not being exempt from disclosure
or containing reference to third party individuals. Should this occur, you
will be notified accordingly when we write to you next.

 

In certain circumstances CQC may be unable to provide the information
within statutory timescale. We will then inform you of the revised
timescale prior to the deadline.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team, on the
telephone number provided, quoting our reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Russell Wynn

 

Senior Information Access Officer

Legal Services & Information Rights

Care Quality Commission

Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

Telephone: 0191 233 3587

Internal: 333587

Fax: 01484 772 992

 

It takes 24 trees to produce 1 ton of office paper! Think .... is it
really necessary to print this email?

 

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to [1][CQC request email].

 

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Steven King left an annotation ()

In the spirit of this website, and FOI in general, to assist you the CQC has an excellent website where you can get access to their FOI publication scheme and much more useful information. Dont get angry with other requestors, generally we help each other when we can, and although this is not the place to criticise other requestors - especially when you yourself would appear to have similar concerns - there is usually, and in my own case certainly is, a very good reason for making these requests when it becomes necessary and helps an agency make improvements to the levels of service they provide - if their culture is what it should be. Try googling CQC - plenty of info for you to go on with. Ive found it better not to get angry , but to get even !

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

4 Attachments

18 July 2013

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 2013 0576

 

Dear Juno

 

We are writing in response to your correspondence dated 20 June 2013 in
which you made a request for information in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which CQC received on 20 June 2013.

 

The Information Access team has now processed your request and we are
pleased to attach our response in relation to your request.

 

CQC will always endeavour to provide the highest quality responses to
requests for information and seek to provide responses that are as helpful
as possible. We would therefore appreciate it if you can take some time to
complete our online feedback form by visiting the following website:

 

[1]https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...

 

The information you provide will be held securely and only used for the
purposes of improving the Information Rights service that CQC provide.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team, on the
telephone number provided, quoting our reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Russell Wynn

 

Senior Information Access Officer

Legal Services & Information Rights

Care Quality Commission

Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

Telephone: 0191 233 3587

Internal: 333587

Fax: 01484 772 992

 

It takes 24 trees to produce 1 ton of office paper! Think .... is it
really necessary to print this email?

 

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to [2][CQC request email].

 

 

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1. https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...
https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...
2. mailto:[CQC request email]
mailto:[CQC request email]

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

4 Attachments

18 July 2013

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 2013 0576

 

Dear Juno

 

We are writing in response to your correspondence dated 20 June 2013 in
which you made a request for information in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which CQC received on 20 June 2013.

 

The Information Access team has now processed your request and we are
pleased to attach our response in relation to your request.

 

CQC will always endeavour to provide the highest quality responses to
requests for information and seek to provide responses that are as helpful
as possible. We would therefore appreciate it if you can take some time to
complete our online feedback form by visiting the following website:

 

[1]https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...

 

The information you provide will be held securely and only used for the
purposes of improving the Information Rights service that CQC provide.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team, on the
telephone number provided, quoting our reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Russell Wynn

 

Senior Information Access Officer

Legal Services & Information Rights

Care Quality Commission

Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

Telephone: 0191 233 3587

Internal: 333587

Fax: 01484 772 992

 

It takes 24 trees to produce 1 ton of office paper! Think .... is it
really necessary to print this email?

 

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to [2][CQC request email].

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...
https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox...
2. mailto:[CQC request email]
mailto:[CQC request email]

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