Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 194759 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit and the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190945 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit, for what reason his Department is unable to provide that information.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Holding answer received on 03 December 2018
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 10 December 2018.

The correct answer should have been:

The Department does not hold this information centrally, and providing this information would incur disproportionate cost. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3.5 working days in determining whether the Department holds the information, including locating, retrieving and extracting this. The Act provides that we are not obliged to comply with requests where the estimated cost of complying would exceed this limit.

Due to the breadth and nature of your request, we estimate that meeting the request could not be done within the appropriate time limit set out by the Act.

This information is not held centrally and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Holding answer received on 03 December 2018

The Department does not hold this information centrally, and providing this information would incur disproportionate cost. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3.5 working days in determining whether the Department holds the information, including locating, retrieving and extracting this. The Act provides that we are not obliged to comply with requests where the estimated cost of complying would exceed this limit.

Due to the breadth and nature of your request, we estimate that meeting the request could not be done within the appropriate time limit set out by the Act.

This information is not held centrally and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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