Dear Sir or Madam
I would like to ask – under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – the following questions about the National Archives:
1) Does your department (or any unit within it) currently use or hold a subscription to any World-Check product? (Note: World-Check is a subscription-only database provided by Thomson Reuters. To be sure about the product I have in mind, more details can be found here:
2) If YES to Q1, what is the name of the World-Check product(s)?
3) If YES to Q1, what is the total annual subscription cost your department pays? If the cost is not a fixed amount, please provide the total paid to World-Check for services in 2015.
4) If YES to Q1, how long has it held a subscription to or used World-Check?
5) Please specify which units within your department hold the subscription
5) If NO to Q1, has your department (or any unit within it) ever previously used or held a subscription to any World-Check product?
6) If YES to Q5, what was the name of the World-Check product?
7) If YES to Q5, what is the last total annual subscription cost it paid? If the cost is not a fixed amount, please provide the total paid to World-Check for the last available year
8) if YES to Q5, how long did it use or hold a subscription to World-Check?
9) Please specify which units within your department previously held the subscription
Kindly confirm receipt.
Information not held
Thank you for your enquiry of 13th March 2016, in which you asked for information regarding subscriptions for World Check products held at The National Archives
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)
I can confirm that The National Archives do not hold any subscriptions for World Check products therefore we do not hold the information you have requested.
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The National Archives
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Freedom of Information Assessor
Freedom of Information Centre
Transfer and Access Department
The National Archives
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