Security Policy Framework

Steve Elibank made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

The request was partially successful.

Steve Elibank

Dear Cabinet Office,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with a *full* copy of the Manual of Protective Security, and a *full* copy of the Security Policy Framework: not the redacted/limited version(s) made available online.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE: FOI274506

Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
18/03/2010 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
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The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
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Steve Elibank

Dear Sir/Madam;

Your organisation has not responded in 20 working days, and is thus breaking the law.

If I do not receive a full response within 48 hours, a complaint will be lodged with the Information Commissioner.

Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response to you recent request. The information to
be released to you is approximately 280 pages which is a huge document
to be sent electronically, and will have to be done in many parts. Will
it be possible for you to give me a postal address so that we can send
it in hard copy?

I wait to hear from you on how you wish for us to proceed.

Many thanks,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
Tel: 020 7276 2473

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Steve Elibank

Dear Ms Edwards,

Thank you for your reply, but I really would prefer to receive the documents in electronic format.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

Dear Mr Elibank,

I am sorry but we are not having much luck sending this electronically
as this is a very large document. I know you have stated below that you
would prefer information in electronic format, but if you wish to
receive this document I suggest you email me your postal address and I
will send it in the post.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards
FOI Team
Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

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Steve Elibank

Dear Ms Khan,

Thank you for trying; perhaps splitting it into a number of smaller documents may help? This is a way that FOI authorities have responded to my requests effectively before.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Steve Elibank

Dear Ms Khan,

You seem not to have replied to my message of April 21st?

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response. Please let me us know how you wish to proceed.

Kind regards,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office

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Steve Elibank

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Security Policy Framework'.

The information may be in paper form ready to send to me, but this does not automatically render it "impracticable" for the Cabinet Office to scan it. Surely this is the entire point of Section 11 of the FOIA?

Additionally, I have had to chase this request at every stage of the way; my first response was past the statutory deadline. This is not satisfactory service.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/se...

Yours faithfully,

Steve Elibank

Steve Elibank

Dear Cabinet Office,

I forgot to ask that you respond to confirm that you are working on this Internal Review.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for Internal Review request dated 30/04/2010. This is receiving
attention.

Kind Regards,

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

E: [Cabinet Office request email]
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The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

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Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Steve Elibank

Dear Ms Edwards;

You claimed on April 30th that you had the information in hard copy ready to send to me. How is it possible that you are now considering a national-security exemption?

Please explain ASAP.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Stephen Gradwick left an annotation ()

The Manual of Protctive Security was originally requested from the Cabinet Office in 2005.

The same grounds of refusal were cited in that case as in this one.

Following internal review a complaint was made to the Information Commissioner who then took four years and five months to issue a decision notice.

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/d...

The case is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal (Case ref: EA/2010/0030).

Cabinet Office

Dear Mr Elibank,

As previously stated, your requests for the Manual of Protective Security (MPS) and the Security Policy Framework (SPF) (ref. FOI274506) have been treated separately. Information relevant to the MPS is available to you in hard copy, as confirmed in writing on 30 April, and our handling of this part of the request is currently under review (ref. IR275267). Please note that the extension for the consideration of the public interest regarding national security, of which you were notified in our letter dated 18 May, relates to information relevant to the SPF.

Kind regards,

FOI Team

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Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see the attached letter regarding your request for an internal review.

Kind regards,

Zara Smart
PA to Sue Gray
Propriety & Ethics Team
T (020) 7276 3540
Cabinet Office
Room 1.18
70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS

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Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Cabinet Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Cabinet Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded to secure the effective operation of the system
and for other lawful purposes.

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Cabinet Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Cabinet Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

show quoted sections

Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Steve Elibank

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Security Policy Framework'.

The request was made on March 18th 2010, almost seven months ago. This is surely not acceptable service?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/se...

Please respond to confirm receipt.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Thank you for Internal Review request dated 13/10/2010. This is receiving
attention.

Kind Regards,

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

E: [Cabinet Office request email]
<mailto:[Cabinet Office request email]>

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

References

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Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response.

Kind regards,

Yasmine Edwards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Tel: 020 7276 2473

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Cabinet Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see the attached letter regarding your request for an internal review.

Kind regards,

Zara Smart
PA to Sue Gray
Propriety & Ethics Team
T (020) 7276 3540
Cabinet Office
Room 1.18
70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS

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Cabinet Office

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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached response regarding your request below.

Kind regards,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office

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Cabinet Office

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Please see the attached letter.

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