Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I would like a list of all the telephone numbers the DWP has and a list of each specific department within this branch of Government.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Ritchie

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TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
 
Please see attached.
 
Any further information requests should be put in as Freedom of
Information requests to:
Address: The Department for Work and Pensions, Central FoI Team, Level 7,
Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H. Email:
[1][DWP request email]
Kind regards,
 
Freedom of Information – Technology Parliamentary Business Team |
Department for Work and Pensions
 
 
 
 

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Dear TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Its staggering that you state you wont supply the information as you have over 100,000 telephone numbers for the DWP and it would exceed the £600 limit set out to search these numkbers, yet none of these numbers are readily available on the government website. I will now refine my request specifically so you cannot dodge the request which is what you are doing here.

I now ask for a list of the telephone numbers for each department of the DWP. It is clear you do not have 100,000 departments and i am sure a main telephone number for each department within the DWP would not exceed the £600 limit to comply with FOI requests.

If you do not comply with the request i will take the matter to the commisioner after i have submitted the internal review to yourselves which will reveal nothing and only delay matters.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox,

And by the way, i have looked at that link you have supplied and suprise suprise, there are no telephone numbers on there either which confirms what i already know, in that the DWP hide behind email addresses and PO box numbers and even when you write to these email addresses, you get no response. The DWP is a closed shop that will not open itself up to scrutiny.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
 
Please see attached.
 
Any further information requests should be put in as Freedom of
Information requests to:
Address: The Department for Work and Pensions, Central FoI Team, Level 7,
Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H. Email:
[1][DWP request email]
Kind regards,
 
Freedom of Information – Technology Parliamentary Business Team |
Department for Work and Pensions
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox,

And how do you propose I contact you when you once again, fail to supply a number??

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,

There is no 'team number' for the FoI team, just the personal numbers of the staff who deal with FoI requests, which are exempt from release under section 40(2) of the FoI Act, which applies to disclosure of third party personal information.

Any further information requests should be put in as Freedom of Information requests to:

Address: The Department for Work and Pensions, Central FoI Team, Level 7, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H.
Email: [DWP request email]

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information – Technology Parliamentary Business Team | Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear TECHNOLOGY Freedom of Information Mailbox,

You keep sending me the link to the government web page that you state displays public facing telephone numbers yet there are none on there. I want the telephone number to speak to the department that deals with attachment to earnings orders. Simple yet you are making it as awkward as possible to prevent the public having this number. I do not want the CSA number as they are an agency and do not have the authority to make these orders so I want the number of the department that deals with this matter asap.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mark Ritchie
 
Please find attached the response to your FOI request.
 
 
Thank you
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

So how do you propose I speak to you Mr John Quinn when once again you offer me the opportunity to talk with you but fail to provide a telephone number???

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie
 
 
Please find attached the response to your request for an Internal Review.
 
Thanks
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

The number you have provided for John Quinn is fake. This number belongs to a person called Matt Edwards. Id like an explanation as to why you think its appropriate to lie about your contact details.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Internal Review (IR557).
 
 
Regards,
 
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

This is nonsensical what you are claiming here. Even if Matt Edwards is answering the phone for John Quinn he certainly isnt aswering to me as i am constantly getting put through to a voice message given by Matt Edwards. If this is genuinely John Quinns number then why is Matt Edwards leaving his own personal voice message on John Quinns phone??

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Internal Review.
 
 
 
Regards
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

No, this was not someone answering the phone on John Quinns behalf. This was an answer message by a guy called Matt Edwards so stop lying. It is a bogus number and even though i did leave a message on Matt Edwards phone nobody has got back to me still. Care to explain that one??

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Alison Stevens left an annotation ()

Hi there.
I am having the same problem.
The DWP have breached the 20 working days compliance time for FOI.
They now say they are unsure as to when the information will be given.statjng that it may not be in Public interest to comply.
I have demanded an internal review. Which they are ignoring they have no trlephone numbers for their data protection and FOI team.
So the only chance is via the information commissioner and inform the press.

Mark Ritchie left an annotation ()

Alison, they are a faceless unscrupulous branch of government even going as far as giving out bogus numbers as their point of contact.

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

I require a response please. It has been three weeks now.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Internal Review.
 
 
Regards,
 
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

Well if it was a legitimate number then why hasnt matt edwards responded to my answerphone message and neither has John Quinn been in touch. Your department is a joke because you cant even explain or answer simple things. Please tell me why neither has responded to my messages.

Also if that is john quinns number and hes not available ( and never has been available since you provided this bogus number) then why dont i get put through to his answer message instead of some random person unconnected to the DWP?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information (FOI)
review.
 
 
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

Typical non response from a corrupt arm of a corrupt government. How can i contact you when you provide no contact number, no email address, no name even.??

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr.Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information review.
 
 
Regards,
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

I will repeat myself once again as you obviously havent read this request when you conducted the internal review. How am i meant to contact you when you have not provided an email address, name of the person to contact and no telephone number???

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

I still cannot get hold of anyone or been provided with a line of contact so i ask you provide this information asap as you are in breach of foi law by witholding this information.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Internal Review.
 
 
Regards,
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

Matt Edwards is refusing to answer his phone or respond to my messages so i require another contact number, specifically John Quinns as i am in limbo regarding my case that has been unresolved for 5 years. Mr Quinn is the person whom you state i need to speak to yet you give me the number of a completely different person. Do you think it is appropriate to mislead the public with information?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

Bit rude isnt it ignoring me. I have asked for contact details yet you give me bogus numbers and the official email address nobody responds to. Id like yo know what is going on and why you think its ok to ignore me.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

I have been asking for years now for a final response letter from yourselves so i can progress my case against you elsewhere yet you refuse to do even that. Also providing bogus email addressess and phone numbers to try and prevent me doing so also. I am writing this post for the benefit of the ICE with whom i have now shared the link to this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie,
 
Please find attached the response to your Internal Review.
 
 
Regards,
 
 
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

So let me get this clear. You are not connected with any previous responses regarding this request yet withold your name, do not provide any contact details, refuse to answer any questions as to why you are breaching legislation by witholding the final response letter etc etc. Care to explain why?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

You are late in responding to this requeat. By law you were meant to respond promptly and well before now. Please respond now as is required under FOI law.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

You are late in responding to this request. By law you were meant to respond promptly and well before now. Please respond now as is required under FOI law.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

CM FOI Focal Point, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Ritchie
 
Please find attached the response to your FOI request.
 
Thanks
Department for Work and Pensions - Child Maintenance
Freedom of Information Act Focal Point
 
 
 
 

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Dear CM FOI Focal Point,

Funnily enough i could have wrote that response myself with you being so predictable. Ill tell you the reason you wont give me the information i requested rightfully under FOI. Because if you do you will be backed into a corner and will have to give me a response. Hang your heads in shame. No wonder your getting replaced too with the service you provide.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Telephone Numbers'.

Read above if you need to know why i am requesting another internal review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mark Ritchie

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
 
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
 
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
 
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.
 
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Dear Mr Ritchie,

Please see attached response regarding your recent correspondence.

Regards

Central FoI Team

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Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

Well they are refusing to speak to me on the general telephone number so provide me with a contact number for someone that WILL speak to me.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
 
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
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Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
 
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