Segmental expenditure on FOIA to the Ministry of Justuce

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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please send me recorded information, which includes information
held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.

If this request is too wide or unclear, and you require a
clarification, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I
understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and
assist requesters.(Section 16 Regulation 9).

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I
will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve
the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
charge excessive fees.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please
can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary.( Please note : I have already read the Annual Report)

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as
electronic copies, via WDTK

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be
grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received
this request.

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The information required:

NB Request Title within scope.

Reference : ICO Annual report

'Expenditure is apportioned between the data protection and freedom of information work on the basis of costs recorded in the Information Commissioner’s management accounting system. This system allocates expenditure to various cost centres across the organisation. A nancial model is then applied to apportion expenditure between data protection and freedom of information on an actual basis, where possible, or by way of reasoned estimates where expenditure is shared. This model is monitored by the MOJ'

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Please could you provide all FOIA costs recorded segmentally in the ICO's management accounting system and provided to the MoJ for monitoring purposes.

Yours faithfully,

Jt Oakley

AccessICOinformation, Information Commissioner's Office

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If you have made a request for information held by the ICO we will contact
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answer your request. If we don't need any further information we will
respond to you within our published, and statutory, service levels. For
more information please visit [1]http://ico.org.uk/about_us/how_we_comply

 

If you have raised a new information rights concern - we aim to send you
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follow the link ‘for the public’). You can also call the number below.

 

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helpline on 0303 123 1113.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Information Commissioner's Office

11 March 2016

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0616705

 

Dear Ms [first name redacted] Oakley

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your information request to the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) of 15 February 2016, in which you referred to, and asked:
 
Freedom of Information request - Segmental expenditure on FOIA to the
Ministry of Justice

Reference : ICO Annual report

'Expenditure is apportioned between the data protection and freedom of
information work on the basis of costs recorded in the Information
Commissioner’s management accounting system. This system allocates
expenditure to various cost centres across the organisation. A nancial
model is then applied to apportion expenditure between data protection and
freedom of information on an actual basis, where possible, or by way of
reasoned estimates where expenditure is shared. This model is monitored by
the MOJ'

Please could you provide all FOIA costs recorded segmentally in the ICO's
management accounting system and provided to the MoJ for monitoring
purposes.
 
We have dealt with your request in accordance with your ‘right to know’
under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which
entitles you to be provided with any information ‘held’ by a public
authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.
 
Firstly, it may help to explain that since 17 September 2015 our
sponsoring department has been the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
(DCMS), prior to that it was the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).  This is
confirmed in the ‘News’ section of our website here:
 
[1]https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an...
 
Finance reports are submitted quarterly by the ICO to the DCMS, and the
MoJ before it.  These are the same reports that are considered by the
ICO’s Management Board, and are usually listed within the Agenda under
‘Finances’ or ‘Income and Expenditure Report’. 
 
The Management Board Minutes and Papers, which include these quarterly
finance reports, are available on our website here:
 
[2]https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/our-inf...
 
The detailed breakdown of income and expenditure can be found at the end
of each report.  You will see that whilst these reports to DCMS/MoJ
provide more detail than the information published in our Annual Reports,
they do not include a separate section listing FOIA costs. 
 
We do also submit further reports to the DCMS, and the MoJ previously,
 which provide a more detailed breakdown of our expenditure.  However, so
that we are clear about the scope of your request, and the level of detail
you are looking for, it would be helpful if you could clarify what you
mean by “segmental”.  Please can you also tell us how far back in time you
would like us to search our records.
 
Once you have provided the further clarification we need we will continue
to process your request, and will respond as quickly as possible.
 
Should you wish to reply to this e-mail please be careful not to amend the
information in the ‘subject’ field. This will ensure that your reply is
added directly to your case.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 

Antonia Swann
Lead Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

1. Time scope : Last financial year. 2014/5

2 We do also submit further reports to the DCMS, and the MoJ previously,
which provide a more detailed breakdown of our expenditure. However, so
that we are clear about the scope of your request, and the level of detail
you are looking for, it would be helpful if you could clarify what you
mean by “segmental”. Please can you also tell us how far back in time you
would like us to search our records.

2. What expenditure segments do you have that relate to the request?

As I am unfamiliar with your accounting / reporting methods, logically I cannot specify which are relevant, or not.

If you can tell me how they are described - then I may be able to be more specific.

Yours faithfully,

Jt Oakley

casework, Information Commissioner's Office

Thank you for contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office. We confirm
that we have received your correspondence.

 

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this email.

 

If you have raised a new information rights concern - we aim to send you
an initial response and case reference number within 30 days. Please note
that if you are concerned about the way an organisation is handling your
personal information, we will not usually look into it unless you have
raised it with the organisation first. For more information please see our
webpage ‘[1]raising a concern with an organisation’.

 

If you have requested advice - we aim to respond within 14 days.

 

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don’t respond to such concerns individually, so please note that we’re
unlikely to contact you about this matter again, unless we need any
further information to help with our investigations.

 

If you have made a request for information held by the ICO - we will
contact you if we need any further information to help us answer your
request. If we don't need any further information we will respond to you
within our published, and statutory, service levels. For more information
please visit our webpage [2]'access information about the ICO'.

 

If your correspondence relates to an existing case - we will add it to
your case and consider it on allocation to a case officer.

 

Copied correspondence - we do not respond to correspondence that has been
copied to us.

 

For more information about our services, please see our webpage
‘[3]service standards and what to expect’ (go to our homepage and follow
the links for ‘Report a concern’ and ‘Service standards and what to
expect'). You can also call the number below.

 

If you have a matter you would like to discuss with us, please call our
helpline on 0303 123 1113 (local rate).

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

 

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Diolch yn fawr ichi am gysylltu â Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth. Rydym
yn cadarnhau bod eich gohebiaeth wedi dod i law.

 

Nid yw’r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn yn cael ei fonitro, felly peidiwch ag anfon
ymateb uniongyrchol i’r neges hon.

 

Os ydych wedi codi pryder newydd ynghylch hawliau gwybodaeth – rydym yn
anelu at anfon ymateb cychwynnol a rhif cyfeirnod yr achos atoch o fewn 30
diwrnod. Os ydych yn poeni ynghylch sut mae sefydliad yn ymdrin â’ch
gwybodaeth bersonol, sylwch na fyddwn ni’n edrych i mewn i’r peth fel
rheol oni bai eich bod chi wedi’i godi gyda’r sefydliad yn gyntaf. I gael
rhagor o wybodaeth, gweler ein tudalen gwe ‘[6]raising a concern with an
organisation’.

 

Os ydych wedi gofyn am gyngor – rydym yn anelu at ymateb o fewn 14
diwrnod.

 

Os ydych wedi rhoi gwybod eich bod wedi cael ebost sbam – byddwn yn
defnyddio’r wybodaeth a roesoch er mwyn dod o hyd i sefydliadau nad ydyn
nhw’n dilyn y rheolau ar farchnata uniongyrchol, ymchwilio iddyn nhw a
chymryd camau yn eu herbyn. Dydyn ni ddim yn ymateb i bryderon o’r fath yn
unigol, felly sylwch nad ydyn ni’n debyg o gysylltu â chi am y mater hwn
eto, oni bai bod arnon ni angen rhagor o wybodaeth i’n helpu i ymchwilio.

 

Os ydych wedi gwneud cais am wybodaeth sydd gan yr ICO – byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi os bydd arnom angen rhagor o wybodaeth i’n helpu i ateb
eich cais. Os na fydd arnon ni angen rhagor o wybodaeth, byddwn yn ymateb
ichi yn unol â’n lefelau gwasanaeth statudol, sydd wedi cael eu cyhoeddi.
I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ewch i’n tudalen gwe [7]'access information
about the ICO'.

 

Os yw’ch gohebiaeth yn ymwneud ag achos sydd eisoes yn bod -  byddwn yn ei
hychwanegu at eich achos ac fe gaiff ei hystyried ar ôl cael ei dyrannu i
swyddog achosion.

 

Gohebiaeth wedi’i chopïo – fyddwn ni ddim yn ymateb i ohebiaeth sydd
wedi’i chopïo inni.

 

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ein gwasanaethau, gweler ein tudalen gwe
‘[8]service standards and what to expect’ (ewch i’n tudalen hafan a
dilynwch y dolenni ‘Report a concern’ a ‘Service standards and what to
expect'). Hefyd, gallwch ffonio’r rhif isod.

 

Os oes gennych fater yr hoffech ei drafod gyda ni, ffoniwch ein llinell
gymorth ar 0303 123 1113 (cyfradd leol).

 

Yn gywir

 

Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth

 

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Dear casework,

Since no information of the sort that I gave requested :

I now have this message:

Information Commissioner’s Office have delayed.

They have not replied to your FOI request Segmental expenditure on
FOIA to the Ministry of Justuce promptly, as normally required by
law.

Click on the link below to send a message to Information
Commissioner’s Office reminding them to reply to your request.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/c/9o43r6a...

-- the WhatDoTheyKnow team

Yours sincerely,

Jt Oakley

new casework, Information Commissioner's Office

Thank you for contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office. We confirm
that we have received your correspondence.

 

We don’t monitor this email address, so please don’t respond directly to
this email.

 

If you have raised a new information rights concern - we aim to send you
an initial response and case reference number within 30 days. Please note
that if you are concerned about the way an organisation is handling your
personal information, we will not usually look into it unless you have
raised it with the organisation first. For more information please see our
webpage ‘[1]raising a concern with an organisation’.

 

If you have requested advice - we aim to respond within 14 days.

 

If you have reported receiving spam email – we will use the information
you have provided to identify, investigate and take action against
organisations that are not following the rules around direct marketing. We
don’t respond to such concerns individually, so please note that we’re
unlikely to contact you about this matter again, unless we need any
further information to help with our investigations.

 

If you have made a request for information held by the ICO - we will
contact you if we need any further information to help us answer your
request. If we don't need any further information we will respond to you
within our published, and statutory, service levels. For more information
please visit our webpage [2]'access information about the ICO'.

 

If your correspondence relates to an existing case - we will add it to
your case and consider it on allocation to a case officer.

 

Copied correspondence - we do not respond to correspondence that has been
copied to us.

 

For more information about our services, please see our webpage
‘[3]service standards and what to expect’ (go to our homepage and follow
the links for ‘Report a concern’ and ‘Service standards and what to
expect'). You can also call the number below.

 

If you have a matter you would like to discuss with us, please call our
helpline on 0303 123 1113 (local rate).

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

 

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Diolch yn fawr ichi am gysylltu â Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth. Rydym
yn cadarnhau bod eich gohebiaeth wedi dod i law.

 

Nid yw’r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn yn cael ei fonitro, felly peidiwch ag anfon
ymateb uniongyrchol i’r neges hon.

 

Os ydych wedi codi pryder newydd ynghylch hawliau gwybodaeth – rydym yn
anelu at anfon ymateb cychwynnol a rhif cyfeirnod yr achos atoch o fewn 30
diwrnod. Os ydych yn poeni ynghylch sut mae sefydliad yn ymdrin â’ch
gwybodaeth bersonol, sylwch na fyddwn ni’n edrych i mewn i’r peth fel
rheol oni bai eich bod chi wedi’i godi gyda’r sefydliad yn gyntaf. I gael
rhagor o wybodaeth, gweler ein tudalen gwe ‘[6]raising a concern with an
organisation’.

 

Os ydych wedi gofyn am gyngor – rydym yn anelu at ymateb o fewn 14
diwrnod.

 

Os ydych wedi rhoi gwybod eich bod wedi cael ebost sbam – byddwn yn
defnyddio’r wybodaeth a roesoch er mwyn dod o hyd i sefydliadau nad ydyn
nhw’n dilyn y rheolau ar farchnata uniongyrchol, ymchwilio iddyn nhw a
chymryd camau yn eu herbyn. Dydyn ni ddim yn ymateb i bryderon o’r fath yn
unigol, felly sylwch nad ydyn ni’n debyg o gysylltu â chi am y mater hwn
eto, oni bai bod arnon ni angen rhagor o wybodaeth i’n helpu i ymchwilio.

 

Os ydych wedi gwneud cais am wybodaeth sydd gan yr ICO – byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi os bydd arnom angen rhagor o wybodaeth i’n helpu i ateb
eich cais. Os na fydd arnon ni angen rhagor o wybodaeth, byddwn yn ymateb
ichi yn unol â’n lefelau gwasanaeth statudol, sydd wedi cael eu cyhoeddi.
I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ewch i’n tudalen gwe [7]'access information
about the ICO'.

 

Os yw’ch gohebiaeth yn ymwneud ag achos sydd eisoes yn bod -  byddwn yn ei
hychwanegu at eich achos ac fe gaiff ei hystyried ar ôl cael ei dyrannu i
swyddog achosion.

 

Gohebiaeth wedi’i chopïo – fyddwn ni ddim yn ymateb i ohebiaeth sydd
wedi’i chopïo inni.

 

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ein gwasanaethau, gweler ein tudalen gwe
‘[8]service standards and what to expect’ (ewch i’n tudalen hafan a
dilynwch y dolenni ‘Report a concern’ a ‘Service standards and what to
expect'). Hefyd, gallwch ffonio’r rhif isod.

 

Os oes gennych fater yr hoffech ei drafod gyda ni, ffoniwch ein llinell
gymorth ar 0303 123 1113 (cyfradd leol).

 

Yn gywir

 

Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth

 

Ein cylchlythyr

Mae manylion ar gofrestru i gael ein e-gylchlythyr misol ar gael yma:
[9]http://www.ico.org.uk/tools_and_resource...

 

Twitter

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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Information Commissioner’s Office's handling of my FOI request 'Segmental expenditure on FOIA to the Ministry of Justice'.

No reply to message

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

Yours faithfully,

Jt Oakley

AccessICOinformation, Information Commissioner's Office

Thank you for contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office. We confirm
that we have received your correspondence.

 

If you have made a request for information held by the ICO we will contact
you as soon as possible if we need any further information to enable us to
answer your request. If we don't need any further information we will
respond to you within our published, and statutory, service levels. For
more information please visit [1]http://ico.org.uk/about_us/how_we_comply

 

If you have raised a new information rights concern - we aim to send you
an initial response and case reference number within 30 days.

 

If you are concerned about the way an organisation is handling your
personal information, we will not usually look into it unless you have
raised it with the organisation first. For more information please see our
webpage ‘raising a concern with an organisation’ (go to our homepage and
follow the link ‘for the public’). You can also call the number below.

 

If you have requested advice - we aim to respond within 14 days.

 

If your correspondence relates to an existing case - we will add it to
your case and consider it on allocation to a case officer.

 

Copied correspondence - we do not respond to correspondence that has been
copied to us.

 

For more information about our services, please see our webpage ‘Service
standards and what to expect' (go to our homepage and follow the links for
‘Report a concern’ and ‘Service standards and what to expect'). You can
also call the number below.

 

If there is anything you would like to discuss with us, please call our
helpline on 0303 123 1113.

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

 

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Information Commissioner's Office

24 March 2016

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0616705

 

Dear Ms [first name redacted] Oakley

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your emails of 11, 16 and 21 March 2016, further to your
request for information relating to ‘Segmental expenditure on FOIA to the
Ministry of Justice’.
 
In your email of 11 March you provided clarification regarding the scope
of your information request, confirming that you were only interested in
figures for the financial year 2014/15.  We appreciate that as you are not
familiar with how our financial information is recorded and reported to
the MoJ you were unable to be more specific about what information you
considered to come within the scope of the term “segmental”.
 
Following receipt of your clarification the scope of your request is for
“… all FOIA costs recorded segmentally in the ICO’s management accounting
system and provided to the MOJ for monitoring purposes” for the financial
year 2014/15.
 
Further enquiries and searches were carried out based on the clarification
you provided, and we can now provide you with a response to your request.
 
As we have already explained, in 2014/15 we provided the MoJ with the
quarterly finance reports that are also considered by our own Management
Board, all of which are available on our website [1]here.
 
In addition further financial reports were provided to the MoJ throughout
2014/15, but having carefully checked these reports none of them include
any breakdown of how the ICO’s budget for our FOIA work was spent
(referred to as ‘grant-in-aid’). 
 
It might help to explain that the ICO agrees an ‘apportionment model’ with
the MoJ (now the DCMS) and the National Audit Office.  This apportionment
model is the ‘financial model’ referred to in the 2014/15 Annual Report.
It sets out how the ICO calculates the split between FOIA and DP funding
for each department. Based on the work of each department, a percentage
split between FOI and DP is used to calculate how they are funded. A copy
of the apportionment model for 2014/15 is detailed below, which shows the
segmentation of our FOI spend by department:
 
       
 

Apportionment Model
ICO Department FOI DP
Performance Improvement 50% 50%
Customer Contact 10% 90%
Notification 0% 100%
Enforcement 5% 95%
Good Practice 5% 95%
Regional Offices (Wales,
Northern Ireland and 20% 80%
London)
Regional Offices 0% 100%
(Scotland)
80%
 
Strategic Liaison 20% (DP Executive, International,
Private Sector teams 100% DP, other
teams 70% DP and 30% FOI.)
37%
 
Policy teams 63%
30% FOI  
Policy Delivery   Policy teams 70% DP
FOI lawyers  
100% FOI Technology team 100% DP
 
 
 

 
 
We have also detailed below the information we hold showing how the ICO’s
FOIA grant-in-aid budget of £3,750,000 for 2014/15 was spent, by
department (please note the ‘Back Office Costs’ includes costs such as
financial management, IT services, HR support, accommodation costs etc). 
As explained, this level of detail has not been provided to the MoJ.
 
 

Staff costs
Performance Improvement 1,391,654
Customer Contact 158,419
Enforcement 64,179
Good Practice 50,360
Wales 35,483
Northern Ireland 27,340
Strategic Liaison 176,124
Policy Delivery 456,160
Total Staff Costs 2,359,719
Travel & Subsistence
Performance Improvement 6,318
Customer Contact 579
Enforcement 2,429
Good Practice 3,296
Wales 2,183
Northern Ireland 1,532
Strategic Liaison 20,375
Policy Delivery 29,856
Total Travel & Subsistence 66,568
Legal Costs
Policy Delivery Legal 164,689
Total Legal Costs 164,689
Library & Subscriptions
Policy Delivery Library & Subscriptions 38,021
Total Library & Subscriptions 38,021
Total front Line Costs 2,628,997
Back Office Costs 1,121,003
Total FOI Costs 3,750,000

 
 
This concludes our response to your information request.
 
In your emails of 16 and 21 March you have also asked for a review of our
handling of your information request, bearing in mind the apparent delay
in our response.  We accept that we did not act promptly in contacting you
on 11 March to ask you to clarify the scope of your request.  However,
clarification was considered necessary only after initial enquiries had
been made with the relevant departments within the ICO to try to locate
and collate the information you had asked for.  We would like to assure
you that your information request was considered and actioned soon after
receipt, but unfortunately the need for clarification was not identified
until some time later.  As we received your clarification on 11 March the
20 day deadline for our response would then revert to 12 April 2016.  By
providing you with a response today, 24 March, we have responded to your
request within that new 20 day deadline.
 
It may be that you no longer wish us to carry out a formal review
regarding the timeliness of our response, but if you do still want a
review of how your request has been handled please let us know.
 
You can either reply directly to this email, or you can write to the
Information Access Team at the address below or e-mail
[2][ICO request email].
 
Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of receipt by you of this response.  Any such request
received after this time will only be considered at the discretion of the
Commissioner.
 
If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to this office in our capacity as the statutory complaint
handler under the legislation.  To make such an application, please write
to our Customer Contact Team at the address given or visit our website if
you wish to make a complaint under either the Freedom of Information Act
or Environmental Information Regulations.
 
A copy of our review procedure can be accessed from our website [3]here.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 

Antonia Swann
Lead Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
T. 01625 545894  F. 01625 524510  [4]ico.org.uk  [5]twitter.com/iconews
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Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510 Web: www.ico.org.uk

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