UKBA internal news letter...

Wayne Pearsall made this Freedom of Information request to UK Border Agency

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by UK Border Agency of their handling of this request.

Dear UK Border Agency,

Further to finding:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...

Can you please provide me with a copy of the last three issues of this news. Along with the next issue of this news letter if one is ready to be issued.

I also understand that it may be a different titled document, due to the recent changes of the UKBA structure...

i refer to a news letter (as you might expect) in relation to the immigration and visa service AND the enforcement sections... if new different news letters are issued.

Thanks and

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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J Khan left an annotation ()

Hi Wayne,

I've found this http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...

Are those really internal newsletters? They seem to be available for public access.

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

its likely they realise that they will be subject to other FOI requests... i didnt think of removing the filename :P

and yes, they are internal...

thanks for that :) still need the further ones - its supposed to be bi-monthly... this means that there are a number of issues "missing" ?

november, jan, = quarterly (3 months)...

"The UK Border Agency produces a bi-monthly update for partners to provide regular information on its work, its recent achievements and successes, and forthcoming activities across the agency, its regions and the Home Office.

The update is published in January, March, May, July, September and November."

Internal = partners etc... IE: DVLA/UKBA/Police ETC...

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Wayne Pearsall

Thank you for your recent email concerning the above matter.

We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Ref: 27210

Kind Regards,

FOI Team
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J Khan left an annotation ()

I think they are all there from issue 2 (July 2010) to issue 17 (January 2013). No idea what happened with issue 1 :)

The only one that we are waiting is issue 18 (March 2013). But Theresa May "shut" them off so I'm not sure if they still managed to get it done.

There should be 6 issues in a year (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). Hence, bi-monthly published in odd months.

Do I get it right?

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Well, issue 1 is missing, there may infact be an issue 1.5, 2.5 etc which dont get posted online etc... - all of this provides excellent reading... all the same,... there are missing documents :)

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

Ref: 27210

Response to this request is delayed. By law, UK Border Agency should normally have responded promptly and by 16 May 2013.

My request was for specific documents/information. which you have failed to respond to.

As such, i request release of the information requested ASAP and a Time Complaint to be conducted..

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

RE: 27210

still awaiting a response to an already overdue FOI request...

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

Following on from: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Can you confirm that you do not produce a simular document for the two new services which have "came out of" UKBA... as requested on my FOI Request
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

I note that on my request for mays edition you state:
"Thank you for your e-mail of 20/05/13, in which you ask for May's UK Border Agency News - our bi-monthly update for partners new letter. The Home Office does not hold the information which you have requested. The UK Border Agency ceased to exist on 26 March hence the 'UKBA' communication product is now obsolete. The last edition was published at the end of January"

However, you make no mention of a newsletter produced by either of the new services (of a simular nature).

I note:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...
"These organisational changes to the UK Border Agency do not affect the validity of any reference to the agency in any document or form on this website."

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'. 27210

Your response is late.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/uk...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Dear Mr Pearsall, please see the attached reply to your recent freedom of
information request.

 

Kind regards.

 

Tom Carney

Home Office Communications Directorate

1^st Floor Seacole NW

2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

Direct:  0207 035 1063

[mobile number]

 

 

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J Khan left an annotation ()

So how do they communicate their news to their partners nowadays?

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Maybe they can answer that in th e internal review.

Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'.

further to my mail of 27th may in which I request an internal review for the late response, add to that section 50 requires you to provide ico contact details...

Also, I believe the response withholds information which is clearly I'm scope. If the information which was provided in an existing document under a different name, this would be in scope. If not, then please answer this question: how do you keep partners updated now. I find it unbelievable that communications of this sort would simply cease.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/uk...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Mr Pearsall,

 

Please see attached regarding your Internal Review request.

 

Stephen Adams

FOI TEAM

Information Services Centre

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'.

Following your response of 5th june... im still awaiting the response to my internal review re your news letters

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Dear Mr Pearsall,

 

Please find attached response to your request for an Internal Review of
Home Office response 27210

 

Regards

 

Information Access Team

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'.

Further to my request 27210, Andy Woodgate has told myself that the latest releases we're in sept and nov 2013, Can I correctly assume that 2013 was a mistype (and therefore incorrect information was provided to myself?)...

Andy informed myself of the following in his Internal Review:
"20. The Home Office engages with its partners using a number of different methods for example via the Home Office/UKBA website, meetings, etc. However, the newsletter is not being produced at this time.".

I do not feel that this "etc." covers the entire requirement of the act.

As highlighted in 19. of the IR, this was a new request for information. I am certain the Home Office stores information on how it (the old UKBA - now Immigration & Visa Service / Immigration Enforcement Unit) communicates with its partners.

Therefore, Please respond and provide ALL information that you hold on the subject. The HO have already breached the act by failing to respond promptly to this request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Woodgate Andy, UK Border Agency

Dear Mr Pearsall,

 

Please accept my apologies, the dates are indeed incorrect and should
reflect the link below (also provided in the original response and Annex b
of the Internal Review).

 

[1]www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/aboutus/workingwithus/ukba-news

 

I had initially dealt with your request of ‘how do you keep partners
updated now” in the Internal review, but note you now refer to “ALL
information”.  Can you confirm that you would like this to be treated as a
Freedom Of Information request, in which case we will consider it again? 

Regards

 

 

Andy Woodgate

 

Home Office 

 

Information Access Team (IAT)

Shared Services Directorate

Financial & Corporate Services Group

Ground Floor, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

Telephone +44 207035 5273

Web _www.homeoffice.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'.

27210.

Your etc makes it clear further information of methods of update s is available. As you've provided your initial response an ir is obviously the next step

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA internal news letter...'.

27210

Still awaiting my internal review to my new request for information. As stated... I requested information. Your response odd etc does not satisfy the requirements of the act...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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