Private contracts for forecasting services

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Tom Nightingale

Dear Met Office,

Please will you supply me with full details of:

1. The number of non-Governmental (private) customers purchasing forecasting services from the Met Office in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively

2. The total revenue received from non-Governmental (private) contracts for forecasting services provided by the Met Office in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively

Please note I am not requesting details of the individual customers or specifics of their contract terms.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Nightingale

Sara Jane Harris, Meteorological Office

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your enquiry.

We have forwarded this on to our FOI team and they will get back to you as
soon as possible. Your reference is 0012943.

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FOImanager, Meteorological Office

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Dear Mr Nightingale

I attach response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

FOI team

FOI/Data Protection Manager
Met Office Alexandria 1
Fitzroy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

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Tom Nightingale

Dear FOI Manager,

Thank you for your response to my request.

In my request I asked for the number of non-Governmental (private) customers purchasing forecasting services from the Met Office in the years 2008, 2009, an 2010 respectively, which can be defined as commercial customers in the way you did in your response.

However you have only provided me with an approximation over the three year period: "The number of Commercial customers purchasing services from the Met Office is approximately 1,300 per year."

I would be very grateful if you would you provide me with the exact number of commercial customers in each of the three years specified as per my request.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Nightingale

FOImanager, Meteorological Office

Dear Mr Nightingale

Thank you for your email.

The figures are as follows:

FY 08/09 1425
FY 09/10 1257
FY 10/11 1178

These figures represent accounts which are neither Public Sector nor Met
Office business and as such represent commercial business accounts.

I hope this answers your query.

Regards

FOI Manager

Met Office Alexandria 1
Fitzroy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

See our guide to climate change at
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechang...

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