Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' deal

Amanda Hart made this Freedom of Information request to Prime Minister's Office

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Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Background: Prior to the 2019 general election Boris kept saying he already had an 'oven-ready' deal with regard to Brexit. This statement likely helped him win the general election.

FoI request: If it exists, please supply a copy of the above deal without any changes or modifications made to it after Boris became Prime Minister. We only want to see it in the state described above.

Please note we're not asking for anyone to create the information or for an opinion on the subject unless it's relevant to Section 16.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption.

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2020/20968


Thank you for your request for information which was received on
6/12/2020. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

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

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

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Internal review if no valid response by 7th January

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Prime Minister's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' deal' {FOI2020/20968}.

We understand there may be a delay in providing this information but as there have been no changes to the time limits at which we can request an internal review it must therefore be entered today.

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Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

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Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Dear Amanda Hart,

Thank you for your request for an internal review (reference
IR2021/00385), which was prompted by our response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We shall endeavour to complete the internal review and respond to you
within 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

Dear Amanda Hart,
Thank you for your email, 
I note that the response to this this internal review request crossed with
the issuance of the full reply to FOI2020/20968. The response to
FOI2020/20968 should have fully addressed the queries raised in your
request for an internal review and so we will close IR2021/00385.
Kind regards,

Oliver Green

FOI Officer
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