Dear Home Office,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenkilfedde...

Please provide me with a copy of the standard 'Trespass on this site is a criminal offence,' sign as shown in the above photograph.

Section 11 of the Act entitles me to specify a format preference, and I nominate an electronic format which is not simply the sign scanned in (as in, the original file as was created on a computer before being printed).

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Elibank

Please find attached the Home Office response to your request for
information case 16755

 

Many Thanks

 

Martin Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

 

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Dear Home Office,

Ref: 16755

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005'.

My requests regarding branding and the costs of branding design clearly do not "lack serious purpose or value." The amount of money which government departments spend on cosmetic non-operational projects such as logo design, especially in this time of stringency and redundancies, is obviously a matter of considerable public interest, and it is (at best) disingenuous of you to claim not to understand this.

As regards the charge of my being "obsessive," is should be noted that one frequent use of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is by researchers of all types, including academics, students, historians and journalists. It should not be surprising that one person is interested in one particular topic; nor should it be surprising that one person makes parallel requests to numerous government departments, and I believe that guidance from the Information Commissioner explicitly states that such 'round robin' enquiries should be treated as would any unique correspondence on the same subject.

Since my requests are not wholly frivolous, do not have the sole purpose of inconveniencing or distressing civil servants, relate to matters of public concern and are perfectly typical of a series of requests any determined researcher would make, the "vexatious" exemption cannot possibly apply in this instance.

I recognise that the volume of my enquiries may place some administrative burden on your department, and should point out that the Home Office seems to cope with this burden particularly badly, but Acts of Parliament do actually apply to you even when it might mean doing a bit more work, so I shall expect to hear from you by January 9th (twenty working days is the Information Commissioner's recommended timescale for Internal Reviews) and have the information I requested divulged to me.

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 reply to confirm that you are working on this.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

Dear Home Office,

Ref: 16755

You have not yet confirmed that you are working on the Internal Review I requested on December 7th?

Steve Elibank

Dear Home Office,

Reference: 16755

You have not yet confirmed that you are working on the Internal
Review I requested on December 7th?

Steve Elibank

FOI Responses, Home Office

 

Dear Mr Elibank,

 

Thank you for your email. Please accept my apologies for not having
provided you with a formal acknowledgement of your internal review. This
was due to an administrative error on my part,

 

Please be reassured that your request for internal review was received by
the Home Office on 8 December 2010 and a substantive response to this is
due to be provided to you imminently. Although the Home Office is
committed to completing the majority of internal reviews within 20 working
days this is not possible in every instance. Given the nature of your
complaint it has been necessary to consider a wide body of correspondence
relating to a number of information requests from you previously handled
by the Home Office in order to determine if the application under section
14 of the Act was legitimate. This process is now complete and the full
report will be with you shortly.

 

In the interim if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Robert Clifford

 

Robert Clifford I Information Access Team I Information Management
Service (IMS) I Shared Services Directorate I Financial & Commercial Group
I Ground Floor Seacole I 2 Marsham Street I London I SW1P 4DF

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Elibank,

 

Please find attached a response to your request for an internal review of
the Home Office response to your Freedom of Information request of 10
November 2010: reference 16755.

 

 

Regards,

 

Robert Clifford

 

Robert Clifford I Information Access Team I Information Management
Service (IMS) I Shared Services Directorate I Financial & Commercial Group
I Ground Floor Seacole I 2 Marsham Street I London I SW1P 4DF

 

 

 

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