Where is the Information Commissioner based?

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Mathilda Fordham

Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

I wish to make a Freedom of Information Request based on recorded information held by the Information Commissioner's Office.

1) Is the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham normally based in Wilmslow or London?

2) Is the Commissioner currently working from Canada? If the answer to this question is no, please disregard the rest of the request.

3) Which Canadian timezone is she based in?

4) Do her working hours coincide with the core working hours of Information Commissioner's Office staff? If so, which hours is the Commissioner working at the same time as her staff in the UK?

5) Has a member of staff been nominated to take decisions in her absence? If so, who is this?

6) Has the Department for Culture Media and Sport been informed that the Commissioner is working in Canada?

7) When will the Commissioner return to the UK?

Yours faithfully,

Mathilda Fordham

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Mathilda Fordham

Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Could you please acknowledge that you are working on this request? I note that you usually send a follow-up to the automated receipt, and this has not happened in my case.

Yours faithfully,

Mathilda Fordham

ICO Casework, Information Commissioner's Office

1 Attachment

27 July 2020

Case Reference: IC-45188-R7T9

Dear requester,

Please find attached our response to your information request of 29 June

Yours sincerely,

Shannon Keith
Senior Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner's Office

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