Request for transparency data (spending) not published in timely fashion

Tony Hirst made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please may I have a copies of your departmental spending data over £25,000 for months from November 2012 up to and including May 2013 as electronic data files or let me know where I could find such data. (The data appears not to have been published via the relevant .gov.uk page https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio... or the corresponding page on data.gov.uk which is where I would expect to find the data? The guidance on the gov.uk page suggests that "HM Treasury (HMT) require that all central government departments publish monthly data of their spend transactions over £25k by the end of the following month.")

Yours faithfully,

Tony Hirst

McGahren, Emma (MoJ Finance), Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Hirst,

Please find attached our acknowledgement to your Freedom of Information request (No. 84209).

Kind regards,

Emma

Emma McGahren
Corporate Finance | Ministry of Justice
Post Point 10.16 | 10th Floor | 102 Petty France | London| SW1H 9AJ
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McGahren, Emma (MoJ Finance), Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Hirst,

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request (no. 84209).

Emma McGahren
Personal Assistant to
Nick Jackson - Head of Strategy & Planning
Richard Sydee - Financial Controller
Tel: 020 3334 4789
Corporate Finance | Ministry of Justice
Post Point 10.16 | 10th Floor | 102 Petty France | London| SW1H 9AJ
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Dear McGahren, Emma (MoJ Finance),

Thank you for your email of 15 August 2013. I note that you confirm that the department holds information that I have asked for, but that it is exempt from disclosure because it is intended for future publication.

Might I refer you to the gudielines published at the bottom of https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio..., particularly:

"Guidance on Ministry of Justice and its Associated Arms Length Bodies spending over £25,000 data 2010-11

"HM Treasury (HMT) require that all central government departments publish monthly data of their spend transactions over £25k by the end of the following month."

Does this mean that HMT guidelines only applied for period 2010-11? May I ask what schedule your transparency/spending publications currently run to?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Hirst