Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The Department was recently ordered to release all the names of Mandatory Work Activity providers by the Court of Appeal:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...

I am seeking information on the Jesus Army Centre's involvement in all DWP schemes which the Master of the Rolls Lord Justice Lloyd Jones pointed out are 'collectively referred to as "workfare".'

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/...

1. I would like the name of each workfare scheme the Jesus Army Centre was involved in e.g. the Work Programme and Community Work Placements.

2. I would like the start and end dates of their involvement in each scheme.

3. I would like the figures for DWP benefit claimants who participated in each workfare scheme with the Jesus Army Centre up to the year 2015 – as close to the end of the calendar year as costs permit.

Yours faithfully,

D Moore

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thanks for your reply.

You wrote:

"However the information you require is held by 70 different providers, including MWA and CWP providers as well as individual Jobcentre Plus offices. This volume of data would need to be located and then collated."

That's a lot of providers. I would like to modify request in light of this fact.

1. Please provide the names and addresses of ALL providers.

2. Please provide the full postal address of the Jesus Army Centre.

3. Please provide the names of all workfare schemes that the providers provided to the Jesus Army Centre. I do not need this information for each individual provider. If, for example, all 70 providers provided scheme X, I do not need to know that each provider provided scheme X, only that scheme X was provided.

Yours sincerely,

D. Moore

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Workfare partner the Jesus Army Centre'.

I do not believe that dealing with part 3 of my request would exceed the cost limit as you claim.

"3. Please provide the names of all workfare schemes that the providers provided to the Jesus Army Centre. I do not need this information for each individual provider. If, for example, all 70 providers provided scheme X, I do not need to know that each provider provided scheme X, only that scheme X was provided. "

I also wish you to provide the information I requested in part 1 of my request in respect of the 70 providers connected to the Jesus Army Centre, not every provider nationwide. When I input 'Jesus Army Centre' into the search box to which you provided a link I got a message telling me that 1,000 records were available.

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

Yours faithfully,

D. Moore

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

ref. 4564

I was expecting a response by now. Your wrote:

"You can expect a reply by 23 January 2017 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

"If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above."

If I receive no satisfactory response soon I shall have to contact the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

D. Moore

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

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D. Moore left an annotation ()

ICO contacted.

D. Moore left an annotation ()

Letter from ICO dated 11 August telling me that my case has been allocated to a case officer.

"Where possible the Information Commissioner prefers complaints to be resolved informally and we ask both parties to be open to compromise. With this in mind, I will write to the public authority and ask it to revisit your request. It may wish to reverse or amend its position. If it does, it will contact you again directly about this."

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

The ICO has contacted me about your revised response to this information request. The WDTK team has been contacted and steps have been taken to ensure that your late response will not 'bounce back'.

Please resend your response.

Yours sincerely,

D. Moore

D. Moore left an annotation ()

I have responded the ICO's 14-day 'I will close the case' deadline.

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

If I do not receive the information I requested via Whatdotheyknow soon I will have no option but to ask the ICO to intervene.

I remind you of your duty under section 11 FOIA regarding the means of communicating information.

I think you will agree with me that it would be best not to burden the ICO with such a matter.

Yours faithfully

D Moore

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

I'll be contacting the ICO soon about this if Ido not receive the information I requested in the manner I requested.

Yours sincerely,

D. Moore

D. Moore left an annotation ()

They seem reluctanct to respond through WDTK. Here is the response they sent to the ICO:

https://foijesusarmy.wordpress.com/

D. Moore left an annotation ()

ICO contacted regarding the DWP's apparent reluctance to send their response to WDTK.

Frank Zola left an annotation ()

D. Moore , you can ask WDTK to upload any DWP disclosure https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/cont...

D. Moore left an annotation ()

Frank Zola,

Thanks for the information. I'll wait for the ICO's response. A different ICO worker has been assigned to the case.

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