£1 Million paid to the National Federation of Subpostmasters.

Richard Peterson. made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Richard Peterson.

Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

As owner are you aware that Post Office Limited have used tax payers money to make five payments to the National Federation of Subpostmasters (NFSP) These payments cover items such as the expenses and costs of the NFSP attending road shows held for subpostmaster’s, the cost of NFSP meetings, workshops and extraordinary NFSP member communication costs related to the Network Transformation Programme. Payments made in the 2012/2013 financial year were £69,850 on 24 April 2012, £250,000 on 26 April, £22,000 on 18 July and £8,400 on 06 September. A further payment of £500,000 was made on 27 December 2013.

Are you aware Post Office Ltd makes facilities payments annually to the NFSP of £175K.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Peterson.

Richard Peterson.

Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's handling of my FOI request '£1 Million paid to the National Federation of Subpostmasters.'.

Why have you not responded to my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Richard Peterson.

Richard Peterson.

Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Would you please answer my request.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Peterson.

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Dear Mr Peterson

Thank you for your e-mail of 06 March 2014.

This has been passed on to the appropriate official at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to deal with and will be responded to at the latest by 03 April 2014.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information rights unit at BIS.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Peterson

Thank you for your e-mail of 06 March 2014.

Please find attached our response.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Richard Peterson.

Dear FOI Requests,

Is the minister aware that the Post Office in Coventry's Corporation Street is due to close on 12th June 2014, the shop is situated inside the Heart of England Co-operative store in the city centre?

Is this example the Governments vision for the future of the Post Office network?

Has a minister visited Heart of England Co-operative store in Coventry city centre?

Has a minister met with Heart of England Co-operative over this closure?

Yours sincerely,

Richard Peterson.

Richard Peterson.

Dear FOI Requests,

Response Please.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Peterson.

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You will find Mr Cable(snakehips)is busy explaining how he lost £1billion for the tax payer with the sale of Royal Mail shares.
He may not get praise for his buisiness prowess but oh my gosh can he foxtrot.

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Dear Mr Peterson

Please see the attached letter regarding your enquiry of 25 April 2014.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Richard Peterson.

Dear FOI Requests,

Would you please answer my request, a yes or no will suffice.
Has a minister met with Heart of England Co-operative over this closure?
Has a minister visited Heart of England Co-operative store in Coventry city centre?
It would appear a Post Office will get a visit from a Minister when there is a celebration, but not when things are going wrong. Find below Jo Swinson celebration visits.
Postal Affairs Minister Jo Swinson today visited Bishop’s Hull Post Office in Taunton, Somerset, to celebrate the Post Office reaching 500 branch conversions as part of its programme to modernise the Post Office network.
Postal Affairs Minister Jo Swinson today visits Uddingston Post Office to mark the milestone of 1,000 branch modernisations in the Network Transformation scheme.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Peterson.

Richard Peterson.

Dear FOI Requests,

Could I also ask, you state you have asked Post Office and they have assured you this is a temporary closure, would it be possible for you to ask Post Office Ltd what is the total number of temporary closed Post Offices, or is this just a one off.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Peterson.

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Dear Mr Peterson,

Thank you for your e-mail of 02 May 2014.

The Government, as shareholder, does not play a role in the operation of the network, which is the responsibility of Post Office Ltd. The question you have asked is an operational matter and you should direct your query to Post Office Ltd. We contacted Post Office Ltd regarding Coventry's Corporation Street branch to assist with your enquiry. Any future operational enquiries should be sent directly to Post Office Ltd.

We hope to respond to your e-mail of 01 May 2014 next week.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Peterson

Thank you for your e-mail of 01 May 2014.

Please find attached our response.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Richard Peterson.

Dear FOI Requests,

It has been brought to my notice that you and Post Office Ltd (POL) have been having talks with the National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP),I understand that the NFSP would like to be put on the payroll of POL at the expense of the taxpayer. I have been told this deal will be worth millions of pounds to the NFSP. The name of the deal is a Memorandum of Understanding.

Could you let me see all communications you have had with the NFSP and POL regarding this Memorandum of Understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Peterson.

[correspondence@ecase-bis.fcos.gsi.gov.uk] on behalf of FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: FOI2014/12698

Dear Mr Peterson

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 16th
June. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to deal with.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 14th July.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/bis |
[email address] |

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difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

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Dear Mr Peterson

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your information request - our
reference FOI2014/12698.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Unit

 

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills  | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET | www.bis.gov.uk 

 

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difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

 

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Dear Richard Peterson,

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

 

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills |
Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET |
www.gov.uk/bis

 

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a
difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

 

 

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