Communications between Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen

Edward Williams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

Information is not included in this request if it was directly or indirectly supplied to you, or relates to, any of the bodies specified below: -

1.the Security Service,
2.the Government Communications Headquarters,*
3.the special forces,
4.the Tribunal established under section 65 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000,
5.the Tribunal established under section 7 of the Interception of Communications Act 1985,
6.the Tribunal established under section 5 of the Security Service Act 1989,
7.the Tribunal established under section 9 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994,
8.the Security Vetting Appeals Panel,
9.the Security Commission,
10.the National Criminal Intelligence Service,
11.the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service.
12.the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
13.the National Crime Agency.
14.the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.
*The "Government Communications Headquarters” includes any unit or part of a unit of the armed forces of the Crown which is/was for the time being required by the Secretary of State to assist the Government Communications Headquarters in carrying out its functions.

I would like all information which constitutes communications (either direction) between Jack Straw/FCO (now FCDO) and Sir Mark Allen which relate to: -

1. Abdul Hakim Belhaj
and/or
2. Fatima Boudchar

If the request exceeds the time/cost limit, please restrict the request to year 2004.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Dear Mr Williams

Thank you for your email to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In order for us to be able to assist you with your request and best direct any search please could you clarify/refine the scope of your request. 

Could you please confirm whether you would like us to search for information we may hold for 2004, if not could you please provide us with a timeframe of your choosing.

Once we receive your revised request we will consider it and the appropriate course of action.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

The time-frame is 2004 to date of request. However if this exceeds costs limit, the time-frame is 2004 only.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

The time-frame is from the day Straw became Foreign Secretary until he left.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

“If you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act,
Environmental Information Regulations or Data Protection Act, please note
that, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be delays in our
ability to respond to your email. We thank you for your patience at this
difficult time”

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Information Rights Unit,

Dear Edward Williams

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We received your request on 19th October. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Monday, 16th November.

Please note, however, that reprioritisation of resources due to the
COVID-19 crisis, and measures we are required to take to prevent the
spread of the virus, continue to have an impact on our ability to respond
to all requests within the statutory deadline.

We have significantly reduced on-site working which will mean delays to
responses which require access to paper records.

We are endeavouring to process requests as quickly as possible, and
appreciate your patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Information Rights Unit,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Williams,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2020/21451, received 19th October. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office