Heavy Metals Working Group

Aneaka Kellay made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would like to see copies of the minutes, terms of reference and agendas, of the Heavy Metals Working Group. This group is referred to in paragraph 1.1 of the 41st minutes of the DU Firing Environmental Review Committee https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Yours faithfully,

Aneaka Kellay

DSEA-Secretariat Group Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Kellay,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for minutes of the Heavy
Metals Working Group.

 

Regards

 

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Dear DSEA-Secretariat Group Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Many thanks for your reply. You note that:

"...the information falls within the scope of the following qualified exemption(s): Section 27 (International Relations) and Section 43 (Commercial Interests)..."

and that you are conducting a public interest test.

However, recent FOI requests for committee meeting minutes have shown that while some information within the minutes fall under the exemptions you refer to, the information as a whole does not. In these cases the appropriate sentences and paragraphs have been redacted, as opposed to withholding the entirety of the information. Here is one example of such a case: DUWG: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Given this precedent set, please reconsider your current means of dealing with my request. Rather than undertaking a public interest test I recommend that you redact appropriate paragraphs and release the majority of the information of which the public is entitled to view.

Yours sincerely,

Aneaka Kellay

DSEA-Secretariat Group Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn

8 Atodiad

Dear Ms Kellay,

 

Please find attached our substantive response to your request dated 09
April 2013 requesting the following information:  

     

“I would like to see copies of the minutes, terms of reference and
agendas, of the Heavy Metals Working Group. This group is referred to in
paragraph 1.1 of the 41st minutes of the DU Firing Environmental Review
Committee”

 

Regards

 

DSEA-SECRETARIAT-GROUP|

Ministry of Defence | Defence Safety and Environment Authority (DSEA) |
1st  Floor, Zone  J | MOD Main Building| Whitehall|  London  |SW1A 2HB

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