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Request for information – FOI14538


Thank you for your email of 23 March 2015 requesting:

Please supply all email correspondence sent out or received between 17 March 2015 and 19 March 2015 by every member of your senior management team which contains any of the following words:

  • Daffodil
  • Mombasa
  • Maersk
  • Hephaestus
  • Vaccine

Our response

Please be reminded that the Freedom of Information Act is to make provision for the disclosure of information which is held in a recorded format by an organisation. Having reviewed your information request, Ordnance Survey is unable to comply, because in this instance you have not been clear in detailing the specific ‘held and recorded information’ you require Ordnance Survey to provide to you.

We therefore consider your correspondence does not constitute a valid request under section 8 (1) (c) of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, as it does not adequately describe the information required, but poses questions, and we will not be complying with your request on this occasion.

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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