This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Travel to JCP that is NOT your local office'.


DWP Central Freedom of 
Information Team
Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
April Brookes 
freedom-of-information-
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
xxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx 
DWP Website
Our Ref: FOI2023/91697
30 November 2023
Dear April Brookes,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FoI) request received on 28 November. You 
wrote:
“Could you please provide DWP Guidance on reimbursement of bus fares when the 
DWP have asked you to attend a JCP Office that is NOT your local office.
I am asking for information related to to bus fares when the DWP are forcing you to 
attend a JCP Office that is NOT your local office at the request of the DWP.”
DWP Response
On this occasion we will not be processing your request further. This is because your request 
does not comply with Section 8(1)(b) of the FoI Act as you have not provided a name. 
To enable us to provide a response, please provide your real name. 
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance for public authorities on 
this topic. The ICO considers that "the name of the applicant refers to the real name of the 
applicant”. The following link provides ICO Guidance on valid FOI requests. 
If you would like to submit your request again using a name that satisfies the above 
requirement, we will be pleased to consider it.
Yours sincerely,
DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Department for Work and Pensions
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