ICT strategy

FOI request reference:
Publication date: July 2015

Title – What the request is about ICT strategy

FOI request reference: F0042783

Response sent: July 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 organisation’s ICT department.
  2. ICT Departmental Business Plan
  3. ICT Technical Strategy
  4. ICT Structure
  5. 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?




Thank you for your enquiry of 23 July.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Under Section 14(2) of the Act, a public authority does not have to comply with a request which is identical, or substantially similar to a previous request submitted by the same individual, unless a reasonable period has elapsed between those requests.

A public authority may only apply Section 14(2) where it has either;

  • previously provided the same requester with the information in response to an earlier FOIA request; or
  • previously confirmed the information is not held in response to an earlier FOIA request from the same requester.

On 01 June 2015 We provided you with a response to parts 1-3 of your request. We informed you that the information you were requesting in relation to part 4 was available elsewhere, and we informed you that we did not hold information in relation to part five of your request.

ICO guidance states that a ‘reasonable interval’ is defined by the likelihood of any of the information caught within the scope of the request differing or having changed from that previously provided. If the information is unlikely to be different then the authority will need to consider the amount of time between requests and decide whether this is enough to make it reasonable to provide the same information again.

As your previous, identical request to The National Archives was responded to on 1 June 2015, we do not consider that a reasonable period of time has elapsed to warrant the re-issue of the unchanged information.

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