Why have SNP chose not to avail themselves of the Free post facility?

Donald Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Information Commissioner's Office

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

There are reports that the SNP chose not to avail themselves of the Free post facility the other political parties used to correspond with the electorate. This relates to the forthcoming EU elections.

Have you investigated why the SNP chose this option, which seems to have cost the party a considerable sum of money?

Please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Donald Scott

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Information Commissioner's Office

15 May 2019

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0842491

 

Dear Mr Scott

Thank you for your email of 11 May 2019, in which you have asked us:
 
“There are reports that the SNP chose not to avail themselves of the Free
post facility the other political parties used to correspond with the
electorate. This relates to the forthcoming EU elections. Have you
investigated why the SNP chose this option, which seems to have cost the
party a considerable sum of money? Please advise.”
 
It may help to explain that the Information Commissioner’s Office is the
UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the
public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for
individuals. The ICO enforces and oversees the Data Protection Act, the
Freedom of Information Act, the Environmental Information Regulations, and
the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. 
 
We have considered your request in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.  However, the information you have asked
for is not held by the ICO, but is more likely to be held by the Electoral
Commission.
 
Therefore, we would recommend that you contact the appropriate public
authority direct to ask that they provide you with a copy of the
information you are interested, in accordance with your right of access
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  
 
I hope you have found this helpful.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Shannon Keith
Senior Information Access Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office
 
T. 0330 313 1636
 

Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Thanks!

Yours faithfully,

Donald Scott

Information Access Inbox, Information Commissioner's Office

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