Thursday, March 15, 2012


date: Wed Jun 4 17:07:25 2008
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: FW: Freedom of Information Act request (FOI_08-23) - Appeal
to: "Palutikof, Jean" <>

Sorry to bring you back down to earth! Can you read the attached -
a glass of wine would help, perhaps several.
Keith got an initial request which developed in CRU01.pdf. We then got the
second one CRU02 which was replied to with the refusal letter (the incorrect
date was changed before this went). We have just got CRU03.
What Keith and Tim did was to email all the CLAs and LAs on Ch 6, to ask
if they would be happy for Keith/Tim to send emails relating to Ch 6 discussions.
They all refused, hence the refusal letter.
What we're now considering doing is to refer him to WG1 and/or IPCC in Geneva.
I know that there is likely only Melinda Tignor left in Boulder. Susan changed her
email address a few months ago.
John Mitchell did respond to a request from Holland. John had conveniently lost many
but he did reply with a few. Keith and Tim have moved all their emails from all the named
people off their
PCs and they are all on a memory stick.
So any thoughts on how to respond?
TSU for WG2 was mentioned on the first request! As you and Tom know Keith and I
are nowhere near the world's best for structured archiving - working as we do on
sedimentary sequencing!

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Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:42:50 +0100
To: Phil Jones <>
From: Tim Osborn <>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information Act request (FOI_08-23) - Appeal

Subject: FW: Freedom of Information Act request (FOI_08-23) - Appeal
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:56:08 +0100
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From: "Palmer Dave Mr \(LIB\)" <>
To: "Briffa Keith Prof \(ENV\)" <>,
"Osborn Timothy Dr \(ENV\)" <>,
"Mcgarvie Michael Mr \(ACAD\)" <>
Cc: "Colam Jonathan Mr \(ISD\)" <>
The expected response from Mr. Holland. We now need to invoke our complaints/appeal
procedure contained within the UEA Code of Practice for Responding to Requests
(<[1]!uea_manual_draft_04b.pdf>https://www1.uea!uea_manual_draft_04b.pdf). We have a multi-stage process;
first, I try to resolve it informally, then it goes to the Director of ISD, and finally,
it can go to an internal 'Adjudication Board' - we have never reached this latter stage
on any appeal to date - we usually resolve the matter or it ends up with the ICO prior
to this stage. Please note, that the ICO will not hear an appeal unless all avenues of
internal complaint process have been explored/undertaken.
It should also be noted that neither the Act, nor any Code of Practice mandates what
sort of complaints process we should have; merely that one should be in existence, be
fair, be known to the requester, and used in situations such as this. Please also note
that we have to provide a time limit for response - in our Code, we give ourselves 4
weeks. (28 calendar days)
I will acknowledge the complaint/appeal and will assess whether there is any room for an
informal resolution of this request. I doubt that there is much room here but I'm bound
to look for it...
Should it go to the Director of ISD, I will prepare a briefing paper setting out the
issues for him from a FOIA perspective; and then he will 'rule'.
I have not had the opportunity to review Mr. Holland's response closely as yet but will
do so and get back to you... there are some aspects that you may be in a better position
to comment on than I (e.g.. issues of confidentiality of correspondence; amount/location
of correspondence) and I would appreciate your input. Michael, once we have had an
opportunity to review, worth another meeting?
Cheers, Dave
cc. to Jonathan Colam for information
From: David Holland [[2]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:14 PM
To: Palmer Dave Mr (LIB)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Act request (FOI_08-23)
Thank you.
I have attached my reply
David Holland
----- Original Message -----
From: <[3]>Palmer Dave Mr (LIB)
To: <[4]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:13 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Act request (FOI_08-23)
Mr. Holland,
Attached please find a response to your request received on 5 May 2008. If you have any
questions don't hesitate to contact me.
Cheers, Dave Palmer
David Palmer
Information Policy Officer
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England

Dr Timothy J Osborn, Academic Fellow
Climatic Research Unit
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
phone: +44 1603 592089
fax: +44 1603 507784
web: [5]
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Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

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