Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

I would like to request the final audited data for the whole of government accounts exercise for 2008/09, I do not require the accounts reported for MoD and Dept Health (as I believe these failed audit).

Yours faithfully,

Lisa Evans

Enquiries, CEU, Her Majesty’s Treasury

Dear Ms Evans,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I write to confirm receipt of your request and to let you know that it is receiving attention. If you have any enquiries regarding your request do not hesitate to contact us.

Rose Yobera
Correspondence and Enquiry Unit

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Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Paul Morran | Information Rights Unit | 2/SW, 1 Horse Guards Road, SW1A 2HQ

www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

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Dear responses, FOI,

Thank you for your response and the balanced argument you give.

I would like to clarify 2 of the arguments given for not releasing the data:

1. When you state:

"As the information is incomplete and uncertified, a premature disclosure of information at this time would stand to hamper the development and consideration of future work in this area;"

what do you mean by the information being incomplete? Have some departments or government bodies not taken part or have some departments not given the required details or did not have the information required?

2. When you state: "Ministers and officals need space in which to develop policy, including space for the development of policy through an iterative process of testing and refining ideas. This process could be weakened if information was released prematurely or when proposals were not finalised, as this could lead to poorer decision-making."

I would like a clearer explanation of how this data release could be lead to poorer decision-making.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Evans

Hughes, Jim, Her Majesty’s Treasury

Lisa,

The Treasury Information Rights Unit has passed me your request for further clarification on our decision not to release Whole of Government Accounts data for 2008-09.

Together with Karen Sanderson, we are due to meet on 29 September to discuss the forthcoming publication of the first Whole of Government Accounts, for the 2009-10 financial year, and the data we will release after publication. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the points you have raised at that meeting before formally responding to you

Regards,

Jim

Jim Hughes
HMT Whole of Government Accounts Branch | Government Estimates, Accounts and Reporting
1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
Tel: 020 7270 5748 | [mobile number] | E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Hughes, Jim,

Many thanks for meeting with me to discuss the Whole of Government Accounts.

I look forward to meeting both yourself and Karen next Wednesday.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Evans

Hughes, Jim, Her Majesty’s Treasury

Lisa,

It was good to meet you the other day and I hope you found the discussions useful.

I am just writing to confirm that we will respond formally to your request below early next week when Karen returns to the office. I hope this is not too inconvenient.

Regards,

Jim

Jim Hughes
HMT Whole of Government Accounts Branch | Government Estimates, Accounts and Reporting
1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
Tel: 020 7270 5748 | [mobile number] | E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Hughes, Jim,

It was very good to meet Karen and yourself. It is no problem, I don't mind waiting until Karen returns.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Evans

Hughes, Jim, Her Majesty’s Treasury

Lisa,

Many thanks. We will be replying shortly.

Regards,

Jim

Jim Hughes
HMT Whole of Government Accounts Branch | Government Estimates, Accounts and Reporting
1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
Tel: 020 7270 5748

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