ICT documents and strategy

FOI request reference: F0042128
Publication date: June 2015


I would like to submit a freedom of information request for the following document relating to the following:

ICT Documents

  1. ICT Strategy- I require the document that hold future plan and strategy of the organisations ICT department.
  1. ICT Departmental Business Plan
  1. ICT Technical Strategy.
  1. ICT Structure
  1. ICT Capital budgets and programmes

If you feel that your organisation or the department hold other documents that relate to my request or the document above please send them accordingly.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for ICT and Telecommunications come under? Please can you provide me with their direct contact details including their Full Name, Actual Job Title, Contact Number and Direct Email Address?

Can you please provide me with a direct link to this committee?


Partially successful


Thank you for your enquiry of 4th May 2015 in which you asked for information regarding ICT Strategy and Capital Expenditure at The National Archives.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you.

I can confirm that The National Archives holds some information relevant to your request and we are pleased to be able to provide this information to you.

Information held

1-3. The information you have requested in questions 1-3 can be found in the  attached ‘ICT Strategy and Action Plan’.

  1. The ICT Capital budget for the 2015/16 financial year is £149,900

Information available elsewhere

  1. Our organisational structure has been published on our website and as such is exempt from release under the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. This exemption means that we are not required to provide information in response to an FOIA request if it is reasonably accessible elsewhere. Please find this information using the following link:


For further information about this exemption, please see the explanatory Annex at the end of this letter.

Information not held

The National Archives does not have a Cabinet Member for ICT, therefore we are unable to provide you with this information.

Our Interim Head of Information and Communication Technology is Alec Mulinder. Contact details can be located on The National Archives website: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/contact/

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from you please send full details within two calendar months of the date of this letter to:

The Quality Manager

Public Services Development Unit

The National Archives

Kew, Richmond

Surrey TW9 4DU

Email: complaints@nationalarchives.gov.uk

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to investigate any aspect of your complaint. Please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning his investigation.

Explanatory Annex

Section 21: Information readily available to the applicant by other means

Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) does not oblige a public authority to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible by other means.

In this case the exemption applies because the information is already available.

Further guidance