Tier-2 used COS and work visa duration details

The request was partially successful.

Dear UK Border Agency,

In March you kindly provided data for my request
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re... for the period 01/01/2011 through to 31/12/2011.

Can you provide the same details but for the fist six months of this year ie from 01/01/2012 through to 30/06/2010. I would also like data for prior years to my original request as well i.e from 01/01/2010 through to 31/12/2010 and from 01/01/2009 through to 31/12/2009.

Yours faithfully,

S. Lassam

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear S Lassam

Re: Tier-2 used COS and work visa duration details 120967)

Thank you for your recent mail concerning the above matter. We are currently dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

UKBA
FOI Team

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NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Dear S Lassam

Thank you for your enquiry of 3 July in which you request information about certificates of sponsorship. This falls to be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will endeavour to respond within 20 working days.

Yours Sincerely

James Stevens
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
Freedom of Information

UK BORDER AGENCY
Vulcan Steel (Level 5)
PO Box 3468, Sheffield.
S3 8WA
Web: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
Fax: 0114 207 2882

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NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Dear S. Lassam

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 3 July. This falls to be dealt with under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have been in the process of establishing the information we hold. I am
currently unclear about the exact information you require. Section 1(3) of
the Freedom of Information Act provides that a public authority need not
comply with a request for information unless any further information
reasonably required to identify and locate the information is supplied.

 

You requested the following information:

 

1.Can you provide the same details but for the fist six months of this
year?

 

The most recent statistical information is not available until after the
publication of the quarterly immigration statistics in August 2012. I am
therefore not able to provide this information to you currently.

 

You may wish to reconsider the date period you require (up to March 2012)
or submit your request at a later stage?

 

In addition, we are currently reviewing the information released
previously (FOI 21901) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 to
ensure that any information disclosed in the future will not constitute a
breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 and therefore require exemption
under S.40(2) of the FOIA pertaining to personal information.

 

2. I would also like data for prior years to my original request as well
i.e from 01/01/2010 through to 31/12/2010 and from 01/01/2009 through to
31/12/2009.

 

Bearing in mind that we are reviewing the information released previously,
could you please reconsider the scope of the information you require? For
example, a breakdown by age, gender, nationality and job title are
currently under review although you may wish to narrow your requirements
further?  

 

When you provide this information we will aim to send you a full response
to your request within twenty working days of its receipt. I look forward
to hearing from you shortly. However, please note that if I do not receive
appropriate clarification of your request within three months from the
date of this letter, I will consider this request to be closed.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniela Walker

UK Border Agency

Vulcan House Steel

PO Box 3468

Sheffield

S3 8WA

 

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Dear Daniela,

The information I have requested is exactly the same as that provided to me when answering FOI #96000 earlier this year but in this case for 2009, 2010 and Jan through June 2012. I am therefore unsure why you are unclear about the information I require.

When you answered my request FOI #96000 in January this year and then again in March no reference was made to the publication of the quarterly immigration statistics. Hence I do not understand why my request is now dependent upon the publication of the quarterly immigration statistics in August, and why the publication of that data would prevent you from answering the part of my request for the period January through June 2012.

When you answered FOI #96000 earlier this year I requested other information and we a discussed quite fully what you could and could not be released at that time because of Data Protection Act restrictions, and I modified my request accordingly. I am now confused by your new reference to the Data Protection act.

To change my request as you have suggested would make any data you provide meaningless for my research. Could you therefore please respond to the original request?

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

Dear NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Just a gentle reminder that I am still awaiting a response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

Gary Burgess left an annotation ()

I have used the information from the previous similar FOIs and it was very useful. I can't understand why it is now a problem to provide the information.

I do hope this FOI is successful.

Dear NEYH, Freedom of Information,

With regards to your response of 26th July,
(1) It is now September, so hopefully you have now published the quarterly figures that where due in August.
(2) We have not requested information that makes individuals identifiable, but kept it generic in order that we may analyse the statistics and trends.

I would therefore ask that information originally requested is provided.

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

Dear NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Having recently responded to your points above, I would apppreciate a prompt response.

(1) The statistics due in August should now be available
(2) The data requested contains nothing personally identifiable and as such has already been supplied for a different date range.

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

NEYH, Freedom of Information,

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Lassam

 

Please see the attached letter and data tables in response to your FOI
request 24184. I am sorry for the delay in responding.

 

Kind regards

 

Sandra

Sandra Birkinshaw|NEYH Freedom of Information Team|UK Border
Agency|Customer Service Improvement Directorate|PO Box 3468 |Sheffield|S3
8WA|Fax 0114 207 2894| Email: [1][email address]
| Web: [2]www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Sandra, thank you for the information. I have tried contacting you to discuss it further but not had any luck. Unfortunately the information is not that requested as it has been summarised to such an extent that I cannot use it for comparison with previous information. Please could you provide an un-summarised version of the information (with any identifying personal details removed) as per my mentioned previous request so that I can perform my own analysis. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

NEYH, Freedom of Information,

Dear S Lassam

Thank you for your email of 30 November regarding your recent enquiry. I have passed your comments onto our internal review team who will investigate further.

Yours Sincerely

James Stevens | FOI
UK Border Agency | Customer Service Improvement Directorate | Level 5 Vulcan House Steel | PO Box 3468 | Sheffield | S3 8WA
Fax: 0114 207 2882

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FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

S. Lassam

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. Your request is being handled as an internal review which will be carried out by I Fraser (ref 24184).

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear FOI Requests,

I note that this request is still in review. Please could I ask how the review process works and what time scales apply?

Yours sincerely,

S. Lassam

FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the FOI Requests mailbox.

Your message has been logged and will be dealt with shortly.

We aim to provide a response to all FOI requests within 20 working days.

If your message is with regard to an existing FOI case or is a general
query please ensure you have left any file references and contact details.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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FOI Responses, UK Border Agency

1 Attachment

S Lassam

Please find attached a response to  your request for an internal review

 

 

Diana Pottinger

Information Access Team

Information Management Services

Shared Services Directorate

Financial & Corporate Services Group

Ground Floor Seacole

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DW

 

 

Please note that any futher correspondence should be sent to 
[1][email address]

not FOI responses.

 

 

 

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