Monday, 16 December 2013


Well here are the first ten acknowledgements to my Freedom of Information requests...


Dear Mr Haswell

Thank you for your information request to Ofwat, this request has been treated in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

I can confirm that we do hold the information you have requested.  I have included your questions in our response for the purposes of clarity.

1)      A List of offices along with their sizes and number of offices  and expenditures of each office locality in their annual totals.
Rent pa
Service Charge pa
Rates pa
Insurance pa
London          Eland House
(inc in service charge)
(inc in service charge
Lease surrendered, due to relocate to Bloomsbury St in Spring 2014
London Bloomsbury St
Do not have this data at present
Space currently being refurbished for occupation Spring 2014

2)      A complete rundown of the number of staff and the average salary
As at 30 November 2013: our head count was 194 with an average salary of £45,115

If you have any queries with regard to the content of this e-mail please do contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of my decision please write to:

Carolyn Baker
Programme Development Manager
Centre City Tower
7 Hill Street
B5 4UA


Dear Mr Haswell

Please find attached our response to your recent request for information.

Kind regards

Philippa Bullen
Corporate Communications Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission
2nd Floor Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
M4 3AQ

Tel: 0161 829 8323
Text Phone: 0203 117 0238
Fax: 0161 829 8332

ICE of the DWP (So much for INDEPENDENT!!)

DWP ICE gateway team

12 Dec (4 days ago)
to me

Dear Mr Haswell
Please find attached the Independent Case Examiner's response to your Freedom of Information request.
Karen Hughes
FOI Team


Your information request

foiofficer <>

11 Dec (5 days ago)
to me

Dear Mr Haswell
Your information request
I am writing to acknowledge your Freedom of Information request as contained in your email of 4 December 2013. 
You can expect to receive a response to your request by early January 2014 in line with the statutory deadline.  We will of course try to respond before this date.
Yours sincerely
Jim McKenzie
FOI & DP Officer
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Please contact the FOI & DP Team at


Dear Mr Haswell,
Thank you for your email.
It seems likely that the information you require has been published by the IPCC and is therefore accessible to you without the need for a separate disclosure. I would draw your attention, in particular, to:  - for information about structure and salaries at the IPCC - IPCC organogram - IPCC pay scales and grading structure - IPCC annual report which includes information about expenditure in respect of staff and estates and the IPCC staff complement
Please note that under section 1(3) of the FOIA, a public authority is not required to respond to a request until it has received the further information it reasonably requires to identify and locate the information requested.  Therefore, if having viewed the information available via the above web links you still wish to proceed with your request, I would be grateful if you would provide the following additional information which will be required before your request can be considered further:
Q1. A list of offices along with their sizes and number of offices
It appears to me that you may be seeking a list of the addresses of the offices from which the IPCC operates. Please confirm that this is correct. Please also confirm what you mean by "sizes"; do you mean, for example, the number of IPCC staff who are linked to each office?
Q3. Could you provide expenditures of each office locality in their annual totals
Please specify the particular expenditure you are interested in and the period for which the expenditure information is required. Do you require, for example, separate costs relating to rental and other overheads for each location?
Please contact us if you require any assistance.
Yours sincerely,
Philip Johnston
Freedom of Information Officer
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH


Compliance <>

10 Dec (6 days ago)
to me

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Dear Mr Haswell
Thank you for your email receipt of which we acknowledge. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we will respond to you as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request.
Yours sincerely
Mr. Gurmit Sangha
Legal Ombudsman
Telephone: 0121  245 3100
Direct line:  0121  245 3067    


Naomi McMaster <>

9 Dec (7 days ago)
to me

Dear Mr Haswell,
Attached is acknowledgement of your recent request for information.
Kind Regards,
Naomi McMaster
Information Access Officer
Homes and Communities Agency,
Maple House,
149 Tottenham Court Road,
W1T 7BN.
020 78748288 ext.5288
Switchboard: 0300 1234 500
Please forward any Freedom Of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulation requests to:


Loizou, Louis <>

9 Dec (7 days ago)
to me, Openness

Dear Martin
Please find attached an acknowledgment to your FOI request.
Louis Loizou
Louis Loizou MBIFM
Estates Manager
Food Standards Agency
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH
Telephone 0207 276 8072 
Please consider the environment before printing

Food Standards Agency (FSA)


Freedom of Information

9 Dec (7 days ago)
to me

Thank you for your email to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, this return email shows that we have received your correspondence.
The appropriate department will contact you within the next 5 working days.

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6 Dec (10 days ago)
to me

6th December 2013
Case Reference Number IRQ0523463
Dear Mr Haswell

Request for Information
Thank you for your correspondence which we received on the 4 December 2013 in which you have made a request for information held by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Your request has been passed to the Commissioner’s Information Governance Department to deal with.
You have asked to be provided with; 
“1) A List of offices along with their sizes and number of offices
 2) A complete rundown of the number of staff and the average salary
 3) Could you provide expenditures of each office locality in their annual totals?”

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will respond promptly, and no later than the 7 January 2014 which is 20 working days from the day after we received your request.

Should you wish to reply to this email, please be careful not to amend the information in the ‘subject’ field. This will ensure that the information is added directly to your case. However, please be aware that this is an automated process; the information will not be read by a member of our staff until your case is allocated to a request handler.

You have made your request for information via email. We will reply to your request to this email address unless you specify otherwise. If you would rather we post our response to you, please confirm the postal address to which you would like it sent.

If you require any further advice or assistance please contact me on the number below or our Helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Yours sincerely

Michael Downs
Information Governance Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 01625 545332


Complaints Commissioner <>

6 Dec (10 days ago)
to me

Dear Mr Haswell,
Thank you for your email of 4th December 2013 regarding a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 request.
Please be advised that the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore has no obligations in respect thereof.  Furthermore, we are neither an Ombudsman nor a public body.
However, during the normal course of our work we do track certain statistics regarding the nature and type of complainants who approach our office. This information is published in our Annual Report (available on our website).   Please note that due to the limited resources we have available at OCC we would not be able to give you any further breakdowns of figures other than the ones listed in our Annual Report.
Yours sincerely,
Karen Perry
Office of the Complaints Commissioner

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