Clearing House/round robin lists

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Dear Attorney General's Office,

I understand that the FOI round robin list is issued daily to Whitehall departments, and that it comprises of FOI requests across departments that either (a) are identical requests that have been sent to multiple departments or (b) are asking about sensitive subjects that have been reported to the Cabinet Office Clearing House. Once a request is added to the list, other government departments who receive the same request also notify Clearing House.

In light of this, I would like to request the following information:

(1) What criteria does the department use - or refer to - when it flags requests to the round robin list? Please provide a copy of the criteria, or guidelines.

(2) What criteria does the department use - or refer to - when it flags requests to the Cabinet Office Clearing House? Please provide a copy of the criteria, or guidelines.

(3) Does the department have a list of sensitive subjects which prompt requests being flagged to the Cabinet Office Clearing House? Please disclose it if it exists.

(4) For the past two weeks, please provide a copy of all requests that have been sent to the Cabinet Office Clearing House by this department (please redact requesters’ names).

(5) For the past two weeks, please provide a copy of round robin lists received by the department (please redact requesters’ names).

I would like to remind the department that in Decision Notice FS50841228, the ICO ruled that the Cabinet Office had to release past round robin lists.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

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Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Thank you for your FOI request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

The AGO will respond to your request within the deadline requirement of the FOIA legislation.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I please have an update to this request? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

Coronavirus / COVID-10 issues – please refer to the regularly updated
guidance at [1]https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please contact the
CPS: [2]https://www.cps.gov.uk/ or refer to the CPS complaints procedure:
[3]https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) matters or complaints – please contact the SFO:
[4]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/ or refer to the SFO complaints procedure:
[5]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guid...

Courts or judges – please contact the Ministry of Justice:
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Police – please contact the Home Office:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[8]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

 

AGOAUTORESPONSECODE08051872

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Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

4 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy

Please see the attached AGO response to your FOI request of 14 July 2020.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

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Thank-you for your response.

I would like to request an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

Coronavirus / COVID-10 issues – please refer to the regularly updated
guidance at [1]https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please contact the
CPS: [2]https://www.cps.gov.uk/ or refer to the CPS complaints procedure:
[3]https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) matters or complaints – please contact the SFO:
[4]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/ or refer to the SFO complaints procedure:
[5]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guid...

Courts or judges – please contact the Ministry of Justice:
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Police – please contact the Home Office:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[8]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

 

AGOAUTORESPONSECODE08051872

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Your internal review request will be taken forward as appropriate.

A response will be provided in due course.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy

Please see the attached AGO response to your 14 September 2020 internal review request into our handling of the FOI request you made on 14 July 2020.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

Making law and politics work together at the heart of the UK constitution

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