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Annual report and top 30 maps sold for UK

Request for information – FOI14464


Thank you for your letter dated 13 April 2014 and received by Ordnance Survey on 16 April 2014, which we acknowledge, asking the following information in accordance with the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Act 2000:

Please send me your yearly published Report and Accounts and the top 30 sold maps in the United Kingdom.

Ordnance Survey does hold the information to respond to your information request.

Our response

Our annual report and accounts are already published on our website and are therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the FOIA ‘Information accessible to applicant by other means’.

However, as you have requested this be ‘sent’ to you, we have provided a hard copy of our annual report and accounts for 2012-13, which is the latest available, with our response in accordance with Section 16 of the FOIA ‘the duty to provide advice and assistance’.

With regard to information concerning the top selling maps in the United Kingdom, Ordnance Survey only holds this information for our own products, consequently we are only able to provide this information for our own maps and attach this information to this letter of response. This information is based on sales for the 2012-13 financial year.

As all the requested information has been provided, we have determined that in all the circumstances of this case the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) is not applicable in this instance.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS
Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

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