Transactions over £25,000 from October 2011

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Dear Marine Management Organisation,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/financial-tr.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since October 2011.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 from October 2011 to a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Helen McNally

MMO Access to Information, Marine Management Organisation

Dear Helen,

 

Thank you for your request for information about transactions over £25,000
from October 2011, which we received on 28 August 2018. We are dealing
with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and/or
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs)

 

As required by the legislation, we aim to answer your request as soon as
possible and in any event within 20 working days from the date we received
it (i.e. by 25 September 2018). If for any reason we are unable to meet
this deadline, we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this.

 

If you require any further advice or assistance, please contact me in the
first instance.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Susan Davidson

Communications Assistant

Her Majesty’s Government – Marine Management Organisation

Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH

Tel: 0208 026 5501

Fax: 0191 376 2681

Web: www.gov.uk/mmo

Twitter: @the_MMO

Facebook: /MarineManagementOrganisation

 

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Dear Marine Management Organisation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Marine Management Organisation's handling of my FOI request 'Transactions over £25,000 from October 2011'.

On 28 August 2018, I sent you an FOI request for your expenditure over £25,000 from October 2011 to present. I never received a response beyond an acknowledgement.

The guidance for publishing spend data for government departments states:
2.10 Spend is to be published one month in arrears, ie by the last working day of the month following the month to which the data relates. If the data is available before the end of the month, it should be published as soon as the department has cleared it for release. This data is to be published in individual monthly files.
2.11 You should not hold up the publication of your data where you have unresolved individual queries. You should publish the cleared data within the publication timescales, and amend the data at a later date if necessary. See section 2.5 for further detail on applying redactions to the data.

Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

This means that the data should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Spend Network

MMO Access to Information, Marine Management Organisation

Dear Ms McNally,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information. I can confirm that we are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I can confirm that the MMO's spend above £25,000 is published at the following links:

https://data.gov.uk/dataset/financial-tr...
https://data.gov.uk/dataset/785f1c2b-989...

In 2013 our spend data was amalgamated into the wider 'Defra Group' data-set. As such, since this date our relevant transactions can be accessed at following link:

https://data.gov.uk/dataset/91072f06-093...

If you require any further advice or assistance, please contact me in the first instance. Additionally, if you are unhappy with the way the MMO has handled your request for information, you can request an internal review by writing to Internal Reviews, Access to Information, at the MMO, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH or e-mail [email address].

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have a right to appeal to the ICO. The ICO can be contacted at: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. Tel 0303 123 1113 or http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints. There is no charge for the internal review or making an appeal to the ICO.

Kind regards,

Garry Dando

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Garry Dando PC.dp PC.foi I Customer and Access to Information Manager I Her Majesty’s Government – Marine Management Organisation I Telephone: 0208 026 5220 I Website | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin | Blog |Instagram | Flickr | YouTube | Google+ | Pinterest

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MMO Access to Information, Marine Management Organisation

Dear Spend Network,

I can confirm that a response to the original request for information has been issued today.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this matter.

Kind regards,

Garry

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Garry Dando PC.dp PC.foi I Customer and Access to Information Manager I Her Majesty’s Government – Marine Management Organisation I Telephone: 0208 026 5220 I Website | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin | Blog |Instagram | Flickr | YouTube | Google+ | Pinterest

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Dear MMO Access to Information,

Thank you for your response, I appreciate your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network