The Sunday Times has requested a list of people / organisations whose interest in becoming sponsors of academies has declined on the grounds that they are not fit or proper.


The Department does not hold the information in the form that you have requested, and we estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit which has been specified in regulations and for central Government is set at £600. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3½ working days in determining whether we hold the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the Department is not obliged to comply with your request and we will not be processing your request further.