The National Youth Theatre's cancellation of play "Homegrown"

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Dear Arts Council of England,

Please provide copies of all communications between yourselves and the National Youth Theatre which are at least in part about their intended play "Homegrown" or its cancellation. Please also provide all meeting papers (I.e. Agendas, papers distributed before the meeting or tabled during the meeting, and minutes) that mention or are about NYT's intended production of Homegrown, and all records held on this subject.

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

FOI, Arts Council England

Dear Mr Paulley,

 

Thank you for your request for information from the Arts Council.

 

I can confirm that your request is being considered in line with our
obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This means that we
will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days from the day after we received your email. 
Consequently, you will hear from us no later than 14 September 2015.

 

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our website
[1]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

 

Alternatively for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s website
[2]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

With kind regards,

 

Adele

 

 

Adele Douglas

Administrator, Information

Governance and Planning

Arts Council England

The Hive

49 Lever Street

Manchester

M1 1FN

Email: [3][email address]

Direct line: +44 (0)161 934 4396

[4]www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Paulley [mailto:[FOI #286297 email]]
Sent: 16 August 2015 00:00
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - The National Youth Theatre's
cancellation of play "Homegrown"

 

Dear Arts Council of England,

 

Please provide copies of all communications between yourselves and the
National Youth Theatre which are at least in part about their intended
play "Homegrown" or its cancellation. Please also provide all meeting
papers (I.e. Agendas, papers distributed before the meeting or tabled
during the meeting, and minutes) that mention or are about NYT's intended
production of Homegrown, and all records held on this subject.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Doug Paulley

 

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Dear Doug

 

Thank you for your request for information from the Arts Council.

 

As previously mentioned, I can confirm that this request was considered in
line with our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

You requested:

 

Please provide copies of all communications between yourselves and the
National Youth Theatre which are at least in part about their intended
play "Homegrown" or its cancellation. Please also provide all meeting
papers (I.e. Agendas, papers distributed before the meeting or tabled
during the meeting, and minutes) that mention or are about NYT's intended
production of Homegrown, and all records held on this subject.

 

Our Response:

 

Please find attached the following documents as per your request. 

 

Email correspondence:

 

1.    FW  RE  Draft Press Statement from NYT_redacted

2.    FW Press Cuttings 5 August 2015

3.    FW Re Draft Press Statement from NYT_redacted

4.    FW_ Urgent Msg from Paul_redacted

5.    Homegrown Opening Night Invitation

6.    Homegrown

7.    NYT Statement

8.    NYT's Homegrown latest update_redacted

9.    RE  Draft Press Statement from NYT (2)_redacted

10. RE  Homegrown Opening Night Invitation

11. Re  Urgent Msg from Paul 3_redacted

12. RE Fwd NYT

13. RE RE Draft Press Statement from NYT_redacted

14. RE_ Draft Press Statement from NYT_redacted

15. RE_ Re_ Urgent Msg from Paul_redacted

16. Re_ Urgent Msg from Paul #2_redacted

17. RE_ Urgent Msg from Paul_redacted

18. Update on Homegrown- NYT production

 

Meetings or memoranda:

Please note that much of the information contained with the meeting papers
and activity reports fall out of scope of your FOI request.  Therefore I
have extracted the relevant sections that mention Homegrown (or Trojan
Horse as it was first named) and these can be found attached.  Also,
please note that we do not hold any notes or records of telephone calls. 

 

1.    Extract from Council Minutes 30 October 2104

2.    Extract from Council Minutes 9 April 2015

3.    Extract from Activity Report 29 January 2015

4.    Extract from Activity Report 4 December 2014

5.    Extract from Activity Report 28 May15

6.    Trojan Horse brochure

 

You will notice that some information has been withheld.  I have explained
below why this is the case under our obligations in respect to the Freedom
Of Information Act.

 

The attachment on the email number 8, titled “NYT's Homegrown latest
update_redacted”, has been withheld due to it being out of scope of your
request.  All other instances whereby information has been withheld in
this document (redacted) are due to this information (‘personal data’)
relating to another individual.  Section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act provides an exemption from disclosing information where it
is personal data and where releasing that information would breach the
Data Protection Act 1998.  As I am sure you can appreciate the Arts
Council has a responsibility to hold the personal data of other
individuals securely and in compliance with the principles of the Data
Protection Act. By providing this information to you we believe we would
contravene the first data protection principle of fair and lawful
processing.

 

I hope the information being provided is helpful.  I am sorry that we have
not been able to provide you with all the information that you have
requested, but where we are withholding information I hope we have
explained our position clearly to you.  If you do have any further queries
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

We hope you are satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, however, if
you are not satisfied that this is the case then you are entitled to an
internal review.  If you do wish for an internal review of the manner in
which we have applied the Freedom of Information Act in this case, please
contact me at the address above, explaining what specifically you would
like us to review under the Act.  Alternatively you can detail your
specific concerns in writing and send them to the Chief Executive, Arts
Council England, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF or email to
[1][email address]

 

Subsequently, if you are not content with the outcome of the internal
review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

Martyn

 

 

Martyn Jones

Officer, Information

Arts Council England

The Hive

49 Lever Street

Manchester

M1 1FN

Email: [2][email address]

Direct line: +44 (0)161 934 4469

[3]www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

From: FOI
Sent: 17 August 2015 11:06
To: 'Doug Paulley'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - The National Youth Theatre's
cancellation of play "Homegrown"

 

Dear Mr Paulley,

 

Thank you for your request for information from the Arts Council.

 

I can confirm that your request is being considered in line with our
obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This means that we
will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days from the day after we received your email. 
Consequently, you will hear from us no later than 14 September 2015.

 

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our website
[4]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

 

Alternatively for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s website
[5]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

With kind regards,

 

Adele

 

 

Adele Douglas

Administrator, Information

Governance and Planning

Arts Council England

The Hive

49 Lever Street

Manchester

M1 1FN

Email: [6][email address]

Direct line: +44 (0)161 934 4396

[7]www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

P Think Green, please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Paulley [[8]mailto:[FOI #286297 email]]
Sent: 16 August 2015 00:00
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - The National Youth Theatre's
cancellation of play "Homegrown"

 

Dear Arts Council of England,

 

Please provide copies of all communications between yourselves and the
National Youth Theatre which are at least in part about their intended
play "Homegrown" or its cancellation. Please also provide all meeting
papers (I.e. Agendas, papers distributed before the meeting or tabled
during the meeting, and minutes) that mention or are about NYT's intended
production of Homegrown, and all records held on this subject.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Doug Paulley

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you very much for this comprehensive information. I applaud your approach to transparency, and I'm grateful for it.

It's already generated one article: https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/rev...

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley