Publication of FOI/EIR responses on www.gov.uk

Paul Thornton made this Freedom of Information request to High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

HS2 Limited previously published copies of its FOI and EIR responses on its own website. That website has been closed and migrated to the www.gov.uk website.

This site has a search facility that enables documents published in response to FOI/EIR enquiries to be located. A filter can be applied to publish those that have been published by HS2 Ltd only.

The search engine is at this link;
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Applying the HS2 filter generates the page at this link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

As I attempt to use the facility today, it identifies only one document published by HS2 Ltd in response to a FOI request;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

I would be grateful if you would determine if the search engine is malfunctioning.

I would be grateful if you would send me the information contained in the document that sets out your policy determining which of your many FOI and EIR responses that you issue are, or are not, placed on line and accessible to anyone through the www.gov.uk website and it's associated search engine.

In addition, please provide me with a copy of all the FOI and EIR responses that have been issued by HS2 Ltd between 1 December 2014 and 31 Dec 2014 but that have not been made publically accessible on line through the www.gov.uk website and its search engine. In so doing, rather than send me a large number of files, I would be content for you to place such responses on line and to send me the links.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Thornton

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Dear Dr Thornton

The search engine is not malfunctioning. Our FOIs published before our move to www.gov.uk have not been transferred over to this site. They can be found on our site on the national archives website at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u.... I am not sure if you can search for individual FOIs on this website, as I have tried to do so myself and was unable to do so. This may have been due to some error on my part. However, if you try and are unable to find what you are looking for please contact me and I will search our records.

Please note that due to the preparation necessary for the move to www.gov.uk we suspended publishing our responses, but will be resuming this shortly.

Regards
Karen

Karen MacKnight | Freedom of Informaition Manager | HS2 Ltd 
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Dear Ms MacKnight,

Thank you for your reply.

Thank you for confirming that the search engine on www.gov.uk is working.

The link that you have provided is to the chronological list of published FOIA responses on the archive website. The responses are accessible from the links on that page but I share your recognition that there is no mechanism to search those responses, (while excluding other documents in which the same key words appear.) I would be grateful if you would confirm that those archived documents will be rendered accessible via the search engine on www.gov.uk.

I note that your last such publication on the archive site was FOI14-1044 and is dated 8th July 2014. This demonstrates a substantial passage of time during which such publication was suspended. It is difficult to understand how preparation for the move to www.gov.uk might have required a suspension of such duration, or that such a suspension needs to be at all ongoing. The single HS2 FOIA document that is accessible via the new site and search engine is also dated as having been published on the 8th July 2014.

The reference numbers on the FOI responses that are published on the archived website indicate that a substantial number of the FOI/EIR responses you provided to individuals have not been published on line. Against that background, I must reiterate my request for the “the information contained in the document that sets out your policy determining which of your many FOI and EIR responses that you issue are, or are not, placed on line and accessible to anyone through the www.gov.uk website and it's associated search engine.”

Further, you have not addressed my request that you “provide me with a copy of all the FOI and EIR responses that have been issued by HS2 Ltd between 1 December 2014 and 31 Dec 2014 but that have not been made publically accessible on line through the www.gov.uk website and its search engine.” This would appear to assist you with an opportunity, indeed an obligation, to expedite the re-establishment of this facility on the new website, as you intend, without further delay.

I hope this is helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Paul Thornton

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Ms Karen MacKnight
Information manager
HS2 Ltd

Dear Ms MacKnight,

Thank you for your acknowledgement of the 30th January in respect of my request for information which has not been allocated an FOI reference number but for which the full exchange is on line at the following link:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Your response to my request for an internal review is now overdue. I would be grateful for your response without further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thornton

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Thank you for your email to HS2 Ltd. Your email has been received by the
helpdesk. We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.

 

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Ms Karen McKnight
HS2 Ltd

Dear Ms MacKnight,

I refer to our previous exchanges in respect of my request for information about your failure to publish FOIA and EIR responses . You do not seem to have allocated a reference number to that exchange but it is on line at the link below.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

As previously observed, your response to my appeal is overdue. Please provide the requested information by return.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Paul Thornton

Ms Karen McKnight
HS2 Ltd

Dear Ms MacKnight,

Again, I refer to our previous exchanges in respect of my request for
information about your failure to publish FOIA and EIR responses .
You do not seem to have allocated a reference number to that
exchange but it is still on line at the link below.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

As previously observed, your response to my appeal is overdue. And yet you do not seem to be providing the information, a justification for with holding the information nor clarification of your intention otherwise.

As an absolute minimum, please provide an interim response.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Paul Thornton

Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

I refer to the long neglected request for information that is on line at this link.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

I do not appear to have any alternative but to refer this matter to the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Thornton

Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

Having learned that a number of personnel changes have occurred within your FOI department, I am writing to clarify if a response to the enquiry that is on line at the link below is now being addressed. The request was not allocated a reference number.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Dr Paul Thornton

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear Dr Thornton,

 

Please find attached our internal review in relation to this request
together with our disclosure log and copies of responses issued in
response to FOI and EIR requests in December 2014.

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to this
request.

 

Kind regards,

Jane Ivey

 

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