List of Senior Information Risk Owners/Officers (SIROs)

FOI request reference: F0042343
Publication date: July 2015

Request:

Please can you confirm that you do not hold this list. The attached is a letter from the Cabinet Office (pls see page 2, para 1) instructing that future requests are sent to you as the new custodian of the list. Please can you confirm who now holds the HMG responsibility for holding this list.

Outcome:

Information not held

Response:

Dear

Thank you for your enquiry of 27 May in which you asked for the following information:

Please can you confirm that you do not hold this list. The attached is a letter from the Cabinet Office (pls see page 2, para 1) instructing that future requests are sent to you as the new custodian of the list. Please can you confirm who now holds the HMG responsibility for holding this list.

This query relates to a previous enquiry you had made to The National Archives in which you asked for the most recent list of Senior Information Risk Owners/Officers (SIROs) we hold and the organisations they represent in local government, central government and associated bodies.)

I can confirm that The National Archives holds some, but not all, of the information you have requested.

We wrote to you on 18 June to inform you that we were considering whether a qualified exemption applied to some of this information and that, as a result, we were required to conduct a public interest test to ascertain whether it could be released. Following further consultation during the public interest test process, it has been decided that no exemptions apply to the information you have requested, which can be released to you in full. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this short delay has caused to you, and see below for further details.

Central government and associated bodies

The National Archives does not hold or maintain a list of HMG Senior Information Risk Officers (SIROs). We hold details of individuals who have previously attended SIRO training at The National Archives and have registered an interest in receiving training newsletters.

Government departments are responsible for maintaining a list of SIROs within their own organisations. Those government departments where you have a query will be able to help you if you contact them directly. Contact details for all departments can be found on the GOV.UK website. Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Cabinet Office, who have central responsibility for the Office of the Government SIRO, who may be able to provide further information.

Local government

The National Archives does hold a specific list of local government SIROs and the organisations they represent; which is provided as an attachment to this email. However this list is not actively maintained and we cannot therefore provide any guarantee as to its accuracy.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision which has been reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to:

Quality Manager

Public Services Development Unit

The National Archives

Kew

Richmond

Surrey

TW9 4DU

complaints@nationalarchives.gov.uk

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