Friends of Ireland caucus meetings

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

How many times since Brexit has a UK representative been to any of their meetings to discuss the UK position on Northern Ireland

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

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

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Information Rights Unit,

Dear Abdul Hai

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

We received your request on 10th March. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Friday, 9th April.

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Dear Mr Hai,

 

Further to our acknowledgement email, I am writing to let you know I am
the case manager dealing with your request. To enable our searches I need
to clarify some information with you.

 

1)      Please could you confirm the timeframe of your request e.g since
31 January 2020 when the UK entered a transition period or 31 December
2020 when the UK left the EU single market and customs union?

2)      Please clarify whose meetings you are referring to. Any further
detail you can provide will enable us to focus our searches.

 

Please note the deadline for your request will remain on hold until we
hear back from you.

 

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Case Manager

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

 

Summary of original message
From: [1][FOI #735273 email]
Sent: 10th March
Subject: FP - Friends of Ireland caucus meetings

How many times since Brexit has a UK representative been to any of their
meetings to discuss the UK position on Northern Ireland

Abdul Hai

What Do They Know

 

 

From: Information Rights Unit <[email address]>
Sent: 15 March 2021 15:17
To: [FOI #735273 email]
Subject: Request for information - Ref: FOI2021/06515

 

Dear Abdul Hai

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

We received your request on 10th March. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Friday, 9th April.

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

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

Hi since January 1st 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Hai

Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

I forgot to add the following in the last email.

I was interested in whether anyone attend the Friends of Ireland caucus meetings of members of Congress to put the UK point of view to members in regards to Nothern Ireland?

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Hai

Information Rights Unit,

1 Atodiad

Dear Abdul Hai,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2021/06515, received 10th March. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office