The Most Recent 30 Closed Cases of interference to "Hobby Radio" (or Amateur Radio)

John Petters made this Freedom of Information request to Office of Communications

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The request was successful.

Dear Office of Communications,
Please would you be kind enough to supply the following information:

The most recent 30 closed cases of interference to "Hobby Radio" (or amateur radio) for any type of interference where the case has been closed with the interference not cured. I would be grateful if the information could be supplied to the same constraints and in the same format as was supplied to Mr Salter following the Information Commissioner's ruling that his request was not manifestly unreasonable.

Please see the following information request for reference: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

John Petters

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Petters

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request.

We will respond to your request within 20 working days. Your reference number is quoted above.

Kind regards
Julia

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Julia Snape, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Petters

Further to your request for information dated 23 September, we have carefully considered your request and decided this falls under The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). Due to the complexity and volume of the information requested, we will respond to you within 40 working days of your request, in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the EIR.
We will therefore respond by 18 November.
Kind regards
Julia

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Julia Snape, Office of Communications

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Dear Mr Petters

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information. This is
being sent in two stages due to the size of the attachments.

Batches 1 to 3 are included here. Batches 4 and 5 will be in a separate
email.

 

Kind regards

Julia

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Julia Snape, Office of Communications

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Dear Mr Petters

Please find attached the remaining 2 batches of information.

Kind regards

Julia

 

Julia Snape

Information Rights Adviser

Tel:  020 7981 3875

[1][email address]

 

Ofcom

Riverside House

2a Southwark Bridge Road

LONDON    SE1 9HA

020 7981 3000

[2]www.ofcom.org.uk

 

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Nige Coleman left an annotation ()

Oh dear Ofcom, are we throwing a tantrum? I quote from your response,

"I should advise you that it has taken more than 18 hours for several members of staff to identify, search for and extract the information you have requested. This is time which could have been spent on our regulatory work. The exercise has been complicated given the categories we have on our case management system and what might be captured by ‘interference not cured’. Our case management system is designed to support our regulatory work, and not to provide answers to requests for information made under Freedom of Information or EIR legislation."

Ofcom should not need to be reminded that the Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice for Records Management part d states,

"d) Authorities should keep their records in systems that enable records to be stored and retrieved as necessary (see section 9);"

Freedom of Information is an integral part of a public body's duty so why is Ofcom bitching about it? Amateur radio is an important part of our society and is part of Ofcom's regulatory duties, so dismissing it so voraciously as Ofcom has done in this FOIA is a clear statement from them regarding their position on amateur radio.