Dear Department for International Trade,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I wish to see the following:

Full copies of all minutes, agendas and briefing materials of all the Board of Trade meetings held from 2017 onwards.

Please also include any other materials that were handed out or received during the meetings, such as presentations, brochures, reports, and leaflets etc..

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

Information Rights Unit, Department for International Trade

Our ref: FOI2021/05043

Dear Mr Lloyd,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 13th
August. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 13th
September.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Rights Unit

FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,

 

Please find attached a response from the Department for International
Trade to your freedom of information request (FOI2021/05043)

 

Kind regards,

 

[1]DfIT_186_AW (2) Information Rights Unit| Department for International
Trade |

Old Admiralty Building | London | SW1A 2DY

E-mail: [2][DIT request email]

 

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Dear FOI,

I am willing to limit the request to full copies of all minutes, agendas and briefing materials of all the Board of Trade meetings held from 2019 onwards.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

Information Rights Unit, Department for International Trade

DIT ref: FOI2021/05512

Dear Joseph Lloyd

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 13th
September. On behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) your
request has been passed on to the appropriate official at DIT to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and DIT will reply at the latest by 11th October.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at DIT. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Team | Department for International Trade | Old
Admiralty Building | London | SW1A 2DY

Please see a link to our Privacy Notice:
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Information Rights Unit, Department for International Trade

Case Reference: FOI2021/05512

Dear Joseph Lloyd,

We can confirm that the Department holds information falling within the
terms of your request. However, we need more time to consider your
request.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act') obliges us to respond to
requests promptly and in any case not later than 20 working days after
receiving your request. However, when a 'qualified' exemption applies to
the information and an accompanying public interest test is engaged,
section 10(3) of the Act allows the time for response to be extended, in
which case a full response must be provided within such time as is
reasonable in all circumstances. In the case of this FOI request, we are
considering section 35 formulation of government policy. However, this is
not yet finalised and will be subject to changes.

The Department has not yet reached a decision on the balance of the public
interest. Due to the need to consider, in all the circumstances of the
case, where the balance of the public interest lies in relation to the
information that you have requested, the Department will not be able to
respond to your request in full within 20 working days.

We hope to let you have a response by 8th November.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | Old Admiralty Building| London SW1A
2DY
| E-mail: FOI [1]@trade.gov.uk

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FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,

 

Please see the attached reply to your FOI request FOI2021/05512.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Information Rights Unit at
DIT.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Kind regards,

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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Dear Department for International Trade,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for International Trade's handling of my FOI request 'Board of Trade meetings'.

While I'm grateful for the time and effort put into dealing with this request there are significant redactions to many parts of the response to this FOI request. Can you please review all the reactions made to this response?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bo...

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

Information Rights Unit, Department for International Trade

DIT ref: IR2021/06478 Original case ref: FOI2021/05512

Dear Joseph Lloyd

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
11th November. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official
at the Department for International Trade (DIT) to deal with.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at DIT. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for International Trade| Old
Admiralty Building, London, SW1A 2DY | www.gov.uk/dit |
[email address] |

FOI, Department for International Trade

 

Dear Joseph Lloyd,

 

Further to your email of 11 November 2021, in which you ask for an
internal review into the handling of your request for information, I
regret to inform you we will not be able to provide you with a full
response today. The FOI Code of Practice allows public authorities to
extend the deadline by an additional 20 working days in certain
circumstances. We need more time to consider all the issues and respond
accordingly.

We offer our sincere apologies and now aim to complete your internal
review and provide you with a response by 13 January 2022.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for International Trade| 55
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HP | [1]www.gov.uk/dit | [2][email address]
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