Policies and budgets relating to “global influence”

FOI request reference: F0047011
Publication date: September 2016

Title: Policies and budgets relating to “global influence”

FOI request reference: F0047011

Response sent: October 2016

Outcome: Successful

Request:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act [2000] I make the following request for information in respect of the following:

1) Confirmation of your organisation/departmental budget for each of the last five years for which such data is published and available;

2) Details of any policies relating to evaluating the impact of your departmental/organisational spend in terms of global influence gained for the UK, the UK government and/or your department as a result of that spend;

3) Pursuant to any such policies, how “global influence” is defined within your organisation or department.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Response:

Thank you for your enquiry of 21st September 2016, in which you asked about global influence policies at The National Archives.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you, subject to any exemptions which may apply.

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request.

Please find this information below.

1) Confirmation of your organisation/departmental budget for each of the last five years for which such data is published and available;

This information can be accessed through the National Archive’s annual reports. Please use the following link to access these reports.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-role/plans-policies-performance-and-projects/our-performance/

2) Details of any policies relating to evaluating the impact of your departmental/organisational spend in terms of global influence gained for the UK, the UK government and/or your department as a result of that spend;

The National Archives has no such policies.

3) Pursuant to any such policies, how “global influence” is defined within your organisation or department.

The National Archives has no such policies.

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.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Assessor
Freedom of Information Centre
Transfer and Access Department
The National Archives

Explanatory Annex

Your request in full

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act [2000] I make the following request for information in respect of the following:

1) Confirmation of your organisation/departmental budget for each of the last five years for which such data is published and available;

2) Details of any policies relating to evaluating the impact of your departmental/organisational spend in terms of global influence gained for the UK, the UK government and/or your department as a result of that spend;

3)  Pursuant to any such policies, how “global influence” is defined within your organisation or department.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,