Request for publication of Public Sector and Local Authority responses to the "OS Business Strategy Consultation"

Christopher Osborne made this Freedom of Information request to Ordnance Survey

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.

Christopher Osborne

Dear Sir or Madam,

I read with great interest that you are consulting with your current customers in the "OS Business Strategy Consultation" process.

While there is an OS blog available to comment on publicly, I am aware that the consultation process is also going on in private.

I request the publication of all official responses from public sector bodies, including local authorities, to the consultation document.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Osborne

Customer Services, Ordnance Survey

Our Ref: SAP 71174

Dear Mr Osborne

Request for information

Thank you for your email dated 29 May 2009, requesting the publication
of Public Sector and Local Authority responses to the "OS Business
Strategy Consultation".

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 29 May 2009 we will provide you with a full response within 20
working days as required by the FOIA, meaning by 26 June 2009.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions please contact me.

Thank you for your enquiry

Kind regards

Tony Gray
Freedom of Information Practitioner
Ordnance Survey, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU
Phone: +44 (0) 8456 050505
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8079 2615
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Tony Gray, Ordnance Survey

Dear Christopher Ordnance Survey reference: 71174 Thank you for
your email dated 29 May 2009 requesting: the publication of all
official responses from public sector bodies, including local
authorities, to the consultation document as I am aware that the
consultation process is also going on in private, excluding the OS
blog which is available to comment on publicly. I am pleased to
provide you with the following information with regard to your
request: In addition to the on-line consultation on the Ordnance
Survey web site at: http://strategy.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/, only
three additional responses have been received to date. Of these
responses, one received from the Advisory Panel on Public Sector
Information (APPSI) has been published on their web site at:
http://www.appsi.gov.uk/content/binary/A....
Please be aware that not all of the relevant information Ordnance
Survey holds has been provided with this response, as parts of it
fall within the Information provided in confidence exemption under
section 41 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). We
believe this exemption applies because some information provided by
other parties was given under a duty of confidence that Ordnance
Survey would not release the information if requested. Therefore we
will not be releasing this information to you.

As section 41 (1) applies to this case, which is an Absolute
exemption, the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) it
is not applicable in this instance.

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.

Yours sincerely

Tony Gray Freedom of Information Practitioner 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/ |
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Tony Gray, Ordnance Survey

Dear Christopher

Ordnance Survey reference: 71174

Thank you for your email dated 29 May 2009 requesting: the publication of
all official responses from public sector bodies, including local
authorities, to the consultation document as I am aware that the
consultation process is also going on in private, excluding the OS blog
which is available to comment on publicly.

I am pleased to provide you with the following information with regard to
your request:

In addition to the on-line consultation on the Ordnance Survey web site
at: [1]http://strategy.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/, only three additional
responses have been received to date. Of these responses, one received
from the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) has been
published on their web site
at: [2]http://www.appsi.gov.uk/content/binary/A....

Please be aware that not all of the relevant information Ordnance Survey
holds has been provided with this response, as parts of it fall within
the Information provided in confidence exemption under section 41 (1) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). We believe this exemption
applies because some information provided by other parties was given
under a duty of confidence that Ordnance Survey would not release the
information if requested. Therefore we will not be releasing this
information to you.

As section 41 (1) applies to this case, which is an Absolute
exemption, the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) it is not
applicable in this instance.

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.

Yours sincerely

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

[3]http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ | [4][email address]

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Thank you for your cooperation.

Ordnance Survey
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Southampton SO16 4GU
Tel: 08456 050505
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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Christopher Osborne

Dear Tony Gray,

Thankyou for your response to my initial Freedom of Information request 71174.

You have claimed exemption under section 41 (1) of the FOI act, which states:

(b) the disclosure of the information to the public (otherwise than under this Act) by the public authority holding it would constitute a breach of confidence actionable by that or any other person.

However, you have offered no evidence that the original request for responses to the Business Consultation were made in confidence. Therefore, I now request the original emails or letters from the Ordnance Survey to the two public bodies who have not been named here. If you cannot provide evidence that the responses were solicited in confidence, then I request that their responses be published.

I also request the names of the public bodies who have replied to the OS Business Consultation and contact details so that they may be contacted.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Osborne

Tony Gray, Ordnance Survey

Dear Christopher Osborne

Ordnance Survey reference: 71746

Thank you for your email dated 3 August 2009 requesting information
relating to your prior request 71174, namely 'the original emails or
letters from the Ordnance Survey to the two public bodies who have not
been named here. If you cannot provide evidence that the responses were
solicited in confidence, then I request that their responses be
published.

I also request the names of the public bodies who have replied to the OS
Business Consultation and contact details so that they may be
contacted.'

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 the above date we will provide you with a full response within 20
working days as required by the FOIA, meaning by 1 September 2009.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions please contact our
Customer Service Centre on 08456 05 05 05; or email
[Ordnance Survey request email].

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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Vernon Birkett, Ordnance Survey

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Dear Mr Osborne

Request for information

Ordnance Survey reference: 71746

Thank you for your email dated 3^rd August 2009 requesting:

o the original emails or letters from the Ordnance Survey to the two
public bodies who have not been named here. If you cannot provide
evidence that the responses were solicited in confidence, then I
request that their responses be published.

o I also request the names of the public bodies who have replied to the
OS Business Consultation and contact details so that they may be
contacted.

I am pleased to provide you with the attached information with regard to
your request. Please be aware that not all the relevant information
Ordnance Survey holds has been provided within this response, it was
recognised that some people or organisations might wish to respond in
confidence, rather than have their comments published for all to see.
Accordingly, as is normal practice when seeking comments or feedback, we
provided an opportunity for people to provide comments privately to an
Ordnance Survey email address, as follows:

CONTACT US

If you do not feel able to comment publicly on this document please feel
free to email us.

We anticipated that any information that we gathered through this route
would only be used /disclosed in accordance with the wishes of the
provider.

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.

Yours sincerely

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

[1]http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ | [2][email address]

Please consider your environmental responsibility before printing this
email.

This email is only intended for the person to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential information. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this email which must not be copied, distributed or disclosed to any other person.

Unless stated otherwise, the contents of this email are personal to the writer and do not represent the official view of Ordnance Survey. Nor can any contract be formed on Ordnance Survey's behalf via email. We reserve the right to monitor emails and attachments without prior notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ordnance Survey
Romsey Road
Southampton SO16 4GU
Tel: 08456 050505
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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