ParlView Design Documentation
Henare Degan made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Parliamentary Services
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Dear Department of Parliamentary Services,
This is an administrative access request for design documentation relating to the ParlView system.
I note that the web front-end appears to be written in PHP and I'm interested to learn more about the technical design of the website and its backend. I'm therefore requesting any documentation that describes the design or architecture of the ParlView system.
I acknowledge receipt of your request for information as outlined below, received via email to this mailbox on 29 August 2014.
I confirm that your request has been forwarded to the appropriate line area to be actioned.
I advise that in accordance with the DPS Policy on Handling Information Requests DPS will endeavour to process your request within thirty (30) days of receipt (in this case by 29 September 2014).
Please don’t hesitate to contact this mailbox if you have any queries or concerns in relation to the above.
DPS Information Requests
I refer to your request for information, seeking access to design documentation relating to the Parlview system, sent to the DPS Information Request inbox on 29 August 2014 (and outlined below).
The information you have requested about the Parlview system falls within a number of the exemptions outlined under the DPS Policy on Information Requests.
The Policy recognises that public access to documents is subject to certain limitations to ensure that sensitive information, including confidential and secure information is properly protected. The documents requested are exempted on the grounds that they contain material obtained in confidence, they disclose commercially valuable information, and the release of this material raises ICT security concerns and may impact on parliamentary use. In saying this it is important to note that whilst the system information is not available to the public, the Parlview content is readily accessible over the internet for public consumption.
Accordingly, the information requested is withheld and will not be provided by DPS.
DPS Information Requests
Dear DPS Information Requests,
Thank you for providing a response to my request.