Request for copies of communication with "internationally recognised expert"
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From: Charles Arthur
5 August 2009
Dear Sir or Madam,
In a previous FOI request you have indicated that the
"internationally recognised expert" who reviewed the OS's internal
study on International Funding Models did so without any
renumeration or contract.
You have also indicated that the person does not wish to be
I request copies of all OS emails, letters and notes from any
telephone conversations to or from the internationally recognised
expert that were made in relation to their review of this study
(for example approaching them to carry out the review, sending them
the review, receiving their comments on the review).
Because there was no payment made to this person in relation to the
review, which has been made public, there logically cannot be any
commercial-in-confidence element to those communications.
Redaction of personally identifying information - such as their
email, telephone number, and title, though not their employing
organisation (unless they are self-employed or a sole trader) - is
acceptable to protect their identity.
From: Customer Services
6 August 2009
Our Ref: 71779
Dear Mr Arthur,
Request for information
Thank you for your email dated 5 August 2009, requesting "copies of
communication with "internationally recognised expert" ".
Please note that Ordnance Survey is considering your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). As your request was received by
us on 5 August 2009, we will provide you with a full response within 20
working days as required by the FOIA, meaning by 3 September 2009.
In the meantime, if you have any further questions please contact
Customer Services and quote the reference number provided above.
Thank you for your enquiry.
Customer Services on behalf of:
Freedom of Information Practitioner
Customer Service Centre, Ordnance Survey C454, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON,
United Kingdom, SO16 4GU
Phone: +44 (0) 8456 050505
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8079 2615
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From: Tony Gray
3 September 2009
Ordnance Survey reference: 71779
Thank you for your email dated 5 August 2009 requesting: copies of
all OS emails, letters and notes from any telephone conversations
to or from the internationally recognised expert that were made in
relation to their review of this study (for example approaching
them to carry out the review, sending them the review, receiving
their comments on the review).
I regret to inform you that Ordnance Survey is unable to help you
with your enquiry as we do not hold this information. A copy of the
report was provided to the person concerned and engagement on this
matter was conducted orally with no permanent record made of these
Please note that your enquiry has been processed to Freedom of
Information guidelines. If you are unhappy with our response, you
may raise an appeal to our Appeals Officer at:
Complaints Team Customer Service Centre Ordnance Survey Romsey Road
SOUTHAMPTON SO16 4GU
Please include the reference number above. The Appeals Officer will
ensure that the process has been followed correctly, questioning
any decisions taken regarding the original response and
recommending disclosure of additional information if appropriate.
Thank you for your enquiry.
Tony Gray Information Access Manager (Freedom of Information/Data
Protection/Records) Ordnance Survey Rm C363, Romsey Road,
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU Phone: +44 (0) 23 8079 2540|
Mobile: +44 (0) 7789 617648| Fax: +44 (0) 23 8079 2572
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ | [email address]
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