Mobile telephone contracts

FOI request reference: CAS-90810
Publication date: August 2022

Request

1. What is the name of your organisation?
2. How many employees are at your organisation?
3. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?
4. How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)?
5. How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)?
6. Who is your mobile phone network provider?
7. Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances?
8. What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections?
9. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021 – March 2022?
10. When did you renew your mobile phone contract?
11. How long does your contract run for?
12. What is the renewal date of your contract?
13. How did you source your contract?
14. What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a)
15. Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?

Outcome

Some information provided.

Response

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request. We are unable to provide you with some of this information because it is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. This exempts information if the information is readily available by other means. For further information about why this exemption has been applied, please see the Explanatory annexe at the end.

Some information regarding our mobile phone contract is contained in a previous FOI response and published on our website.  Please use the following link to access our previous response:

Mobile phone contracts – Freedom of Information (nationalarchives.gov.uk)

1. What is the name of your organisation?

The National Archives.

2.How many employees are at your organisation?

As of the date of the request, on the 11th of August 2022 the headcount was 582, FTE 556.86

3.How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. Please see the link provided above.

4. How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. Please see the link provided above.

5. How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. Please see the link provided above.

6. Who is your mobile phone network provider?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. Please see the link provided on page one.

7. Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances?

Shared data bundle.

8. What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections?

We do not hold this information.

9. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021 – March 2022?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA. Please see the link provided on page one.

Information about all contracts and agreements with a value over £10,000 are published in the public domain and is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information is already published in the public domain as per the link below:

Mobile SIM Only Contract – Contracts Finder

10. When did you renew your mobile phone contract?

Information about all contracts and agreements with a value over £10,000 are published in the public domain and is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information is already published in the public domain as per the link below:

Mobile SIM Only Contract – Contracts Finder

11. How long does your contract run for?

Information about all contracts and agreements with a value over £10,000 are published in the public domain and is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information is already published in the public domain as per the link below:

Mobile SIM Only Contract – Contracts Finder

12. What is the renewal date of your contract?

Information about all contracts and agreements with a value over £10,000 are published in the public domain and is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information is already published in the public domain as per the link below:

Mobile SIM Only Contract – Contracts Finder

13. How did you source your contract?

Information about all contracts and agreements with a value over £10,000 are published in the public domain and is covered by the exemption at Section 21 of the FOI Act. The information is already published in the public domain as per the link below:

Mobile SIM Only Contract – Contracts Finder

14. What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a)

n/a

15. Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?

This information is covered by the exemption at section 21 of the FOIA.

Explanatory annexe

Exemptions applied:

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 can be found at:
Section 21 – Information readily available to the applicant by other means (ICO.org.uk).