Request for Information - Board Briefing Materials

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Dear Equality and Human Rights Commission,

In Early Feb 2021, the EHRC solicited 'board briefing materials' from a number of 'gender critical' organisations in relation to the 'issues relating to transgender people' for a Board Briefing Session.

I would like to request the following:
Copies of the materials / videos provided by each of the organisations
Copies of any Documentation (including meeting notes, minutes, action plans) relating to this briefing.

I would also like to ask whether any of the following specific organisations (or any other trans supportive, LGBT organisation) were asked to provide 'board briefing materials' for the same (or separately held) session:

Stonewall, LGBT Foundation, Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, Trans Actual

and if so:
Copies of any communications requesting such materials

Yours faithfully,

C Prosho

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information request
Our reference: 3229476

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Dear C Prosho
 
Your Freedom of Information Request
 
Thank you for your request, detailed below, which we received on 9 July
2021.
 
 "In Early Feb 2021, the EHRC solicited 'board briefing materials' from a
number of 'gender critical' organisations in relation to the 'issues
relating to transgender people' for a Board Briefing Session.
I would like to request the following:

Copies of the materials / videos provided by each of the organisations
Copies of any Documentation (including meeting notes, minutes, action
plans) relating to this briefing.

I would also like to ask whether any of the following specific
organisations (or any other trans supportive, LGBT organisation) were
asked to provide 'board briefing materials' for the same (or separately
held) session:
Stonewall, LGBT Foundation, Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, Trans Actual
and if so:

Copies of any communications requesting such materials" 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. We aim to respond promptly and in any event no later than 20 working
days following the date of receipt of the request; a response should
therefore be with you no later than 6 August 2021. However please be
advised that this may not be possible, owing to the disruption caused
during this pandemic period. If for any reason we are not able to meet
this deadline, we will notify you and give you an indication of when we
will send you a full response.
 
If you have any queries please contact us using the details below.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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Information request
Our reference: 3229476

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Dear C Prosho
 
Your Freedom of Information Request
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 9 July 2021 in
which you made the following request:
 
"In Early Feb 2021, the EHRC solicited 'board briefing materials' from a
number of 'gender critical' organisations in relation to the 'issues
relating to transgender people' for a Board Briefing Session.

I would like to request the following:

Copies of the materials / videos provided by each of the organisations

Copies of any Documentation (including meeting notes, minutes, action
plans) relating to this briefing.

I would also like to ask whether any of the following specific
organisations (or any other trans supportive, LGBT organisation) were
asked to provide 'board briefing materials' for the same (or separately
held) session:

Stonewall, LGBT Foundation, Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, Trans Actual

and if so:

Copies of any communications requesting such materials "
 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We confirm that the Equality and Human Rights Commission does hold
information covered by your request; however we consider that the Section
36 'Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs'  exemption applies.
 
As this is a qualified exemption we need to carry out a public interest
test to balance the public interest in disclosing the information against
the public interest in withholding it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges us to respond to requests
promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days after receiving
your request. However, when the public interest test is engaged, the Act
allows for the time to respond to be longer than 20 working days, and a
full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in all
the circumstances of the case. We do, of course, aim to make all decisions
within 20 working days, including cases where we need to consider where
the public interest lies in respect of a request for exempt information.
In this case, however, we have not yet reached a decision on where the
balance of public interests lies.
 
We estimate that it will take an additional 20 days to take a decision on
where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, we will respond
to you by 7 September 2021
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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