Request for information – FOI14559
Thank you for your email of 8 June 2015, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act FOIA 2000:
What is the total number of works of art owned by your organisation?
What is the total insurance value of these works of art?
How many of the works of art that you own are on public display?
For the five most valuable items, where the data is readily available:
1. If purchased by the organisation, what was its purchase price, year of purchase and reason for purchase?
2. What is its current value?
I can confirm that I am responding only on behalf of Ordnance Survey and some of the information you have requested to respond to your information request is held. Where the information is not held, this is stated.
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. There is total of thirteen pieces of art worked owned by Ordnance Survey.
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. The total insurance value of these works of art is £630.00.
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. The total number of art works on public display is zero.
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold this information. Ordnance Survey did not purchase these pieces of Art and does not hold information on their purchase price, year of purchase and reason for purchase. Therefore the current value of the art is not applicable.
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.
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