Dear Government Office for Science,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 23 August 2019.

1) Please would you provide copies of any correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls, notes or other documents) during the period from 30 August 2017 to the date of this request between Sir Patrick Vallance and:

a) Optum, Inc.
b) IQVIA (as now, previous names: Quintiles, IMS Health)
c) Apple
d) IBM (health)

2) Please would you provide details of any meetings (dates, agendas, papers and minutes) during the period from 30 August 2017 to the date of this request between Sir Patrick Vallance and:

a) Optum, Inc.
b) IQVIA
c) Apple
d) IBM (health)

Please do not delay your response on the basis that you cannot provide some or any of the information for any one of the items or sub-items above; I am happy for you to provide partial information in a timely manner, on the understanding that you will provide more complete information as soon as it is available.

I would be grateful if you would send me the requested information promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt of my request.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, or if specific items within the responses are withheld from disclosure, then you must justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act, as per Section 17 of the Act. Where you rely on a qualified exemption to withhold disclosure, you are obliged to consider the public interest in your decision and the refusal notice must explain not only which exemption applies and why, but also the public interest arguments addressed in reaching the decision.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Booth

GO-Science public enquiries, Government Office for Science

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Dear Phil,

Please find enclosed the request to your Freedom of Information request dated 23rd August.

Thanks,

Johnathan

On 23/08/2019, 12:00, "Phil Booth" <[FOI #599159 email]> wrote:

Dear Government Office for Science,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 23 August 2019.

1) Please would you provide copies of any correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls, notes or other documents) during the period from 30 August 2017 to the date of this request between Sir Patrick Vallance and:

a) Optum, Inc.
b) IQVIA (as now, previous names: Quintiles, IMS Health)
c) Apple
d) IBM (health)

2) Please would you provide details of any meetings (dates, agendas, papers and minutes) during the period from 30 August 2017 to the date of this request between Sir Patrick Vallance and:

a) Optum, Inc.
b) IQVIA
c) Apple
d) IBM (health)

Please do not delay your response on the basis that you cannot provide some or any of the information for any one of the items or sub-items above; I am happy for you to provide partial information in a timely manner, on the understanding that you will provide more complete information as soon as it is available.

I would be grateful if you would send me the requested information promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt of my request.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, or if specific items within the responses are withheld from disclosure, then you must justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act, as per Section 17 of the Act. Where you rely on a qualified exemption to withhold disclosure, you are obliged to consider the public interest in your decision and the refusal notice must explain not only which exemption applies and why, but also the public interest arguments addressed in reaching the decision.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Booth

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