Thursday, February 02, 2012

Email 1492, Aug. 2008, Phil Jones on various FOI officers' (and the Information Commissioner's) strategy to not share IPCC-related information

Email 1492

Keith/Tim still getting FOI requests as well as MOHC and Reading. All our FOI officers have been in discussions and are now using the same exceptions not to respond - advice they got from the Information Commissioner. As an aside and just between us, it seems that Brian Hoskins has withdrawn himself from the WG1 Lead nominations. It seems he doesn't want to have to deal with this hassle. The FOI line we're all using is this. IPCC is exempt from any countries FOI - the skeptics have been told this. Even though we (MOHC, CRU/UEA) possibly hold relevant info the IPCC is not part our remit (mission statement, aims etc) therefore we don't have an obligation to pass it on.

1 comment:

Tony Mach said...

"IPCC is exempt from any countries FOI"

How so? Is it exempt through papal decree?