RFID in educational establishments

Pippa King made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

Upon the recommendation of the Department of Education I was informed the Department of Business Innovation and Skills were the "lead government department on the development of RFID" in asking them this same Freedom of Information request they informed me that "Responsibility for radio spectrum policy was transferred to the Department for Culture media and Sport (DCMS) in December 2010" therefore under the Freedom of Information Act please could you supply the following information within 20 working days.

ACTIVE RFID TAGGING STUDENTS IN UK EDUCATION

1) Is the Department aware of the RFID, active ultra wideband radio frequency identification with a real time location system (RLTS), used at West Cheshire College, Cheshire, a 14-19 college or location active RFID tagging in any other educational establishemnt in the UK.

2) Please disclose any discussions the Department has had regarding the introduction or use of RFID in West Cheshire College or location RFID tagging in any other educational establishemnt in the UK.

3) Please advise which companies, academics, consultants,
stakeholders, etc, were involved in these discussions.

4) Please provide details of discussions or meetings where RFID in West Cheshire College was discussed.

5) Please advise any Members of the House of Commons and Members of the House of Lords involved or knowledgable in West Cheshire College’s RFID scheme or location tracking RFID any other educational establishemnt in the UK.

6) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
departmental bodies involved in West Cheshire College’s RFID RTLS or location tracking RFID any other educational establishemnt in the UK.

7) Please advise all monies expended on West Cheshire College's RFID.

8) Please advise if the Department is aware of any other schemes of RFID, RTLS or otherwise, in educational establishments.

9) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in educational establishments concerned with RFID, RTLS or other tracking systems.

10) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in educational establishments concerned with smart cards.

11) Please advise if the Department have a budget for the
development of RFID in educational establishments - If so please advise the amount of the budget.

12) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
departmental bodies involved in RFID in educational establishments.

If you need further clarification, please contact me by email. My preferred format to receive the information is electronically, but I can accept hard copies.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and in such case please could you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.

If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply within the cost limit.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

DAWES TREVOR, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

CMS 226217
 
 
 
Dear Ms King
 
 
Thank you for your e-mail message of 22 February, which I have treated as
an application under the Freedom of information Act 2000 ("The Act").  To
address each of your questions in turn:
 
1) Is the Department aware of the RFID, active ultra wideband radio
     frequency identification with a real time location system (RLTS),
     used at West Cheshire College, Cheshire, a 14-19 college or
     location active RFID tagging in any other educational establishment
     in the UK.   
 
No.
 
2) Please disclose any discussions the Department has had regarding
     the introduction or use of RFID in West Cheshire College or
     location RFID tagging in any other educational establishment in the
     UK.
 
None.
 
3) Please advise which companies, academics, consultants,
     stakeholders, etc, were involved in these discussions.
 
Not applicable, in light of the response to question 2 above.
 
4) Please provide details of discussions or meetings where RFID in
     West Cheshire College was discussed. 
 
DCMS does not hold any information within the scope of this question.
 
5) Please advise any Members of the House of Commons and Members of
     the House of Lords involved or knowledgeable in West Cheshire
     College’s RFID scheme or location tracking RFID any other
     educational establishment in the UK. 
 
None as far as the Department is aware.
 
6) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
     departmental bodies involved in West Cheshire College’s RFID RTLS
     or location tracking RFID any other educational establishment in
     the UK.
 
DCMS does not hold any information within the scope of this question.
 
7) Please advise all monies expended on West Cheshire College's
     RFID. 
 
DCMS does not hold any information within the scope of this question.
 
8) Please advise if the Department is aware of any other schemes of
     RFID, RTLS or otherwise, in educational establishments.
 
The Department is not aware of any schemes of this nature.
 
9) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in
     educational establishments concerned with RFID, RTLS or other
     tracking systems.
       
DCMS is not involved in any such schemes.
 
10) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in
     educational establishments concerned with smart cards.
       
DCMS is not involved in any such schemes.
 
11) Please advise if the Department have a budget for the
     development of RFID in educational establishments - If so please
     advise the amount of the budget.
 
DCMS does not have a budget of this nature.
 
12) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
     departmental bodies involved in RFID in educational
     establishments.
 
DCMS does not hold any information within the scope of this question.
 
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Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Trevor Dawes
Freedom of Information Team
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH
 
 

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