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Freedom of Information Team 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Correspondence​ ​Unit 
www.gov.uk  
9​ ​Downing​ ​Street 
SW1A​ ​2AG 
 
 
 
Mr​ ​Bell  
Via:​ ​​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
Our​ ​ref:​ ​DEX000542  
05​ ​October​ ​2017  
Dear​ ​Mr​ ​Bell, 
 
I​ ​refer​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​asked: 
 
 
I​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​know​ ​how​ ​many​ ​times​ ​since​ ​23​ ​June​ ​2016​ ​ministers​ ​and​ ​civil​ ​servants​ ​of​ ​the 
department​ ​have​ ​met​ ​with​ ​representatives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Legatum​ ​Institute.​ ​Please​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​all 
such​ ​meetings​ ​and​ ​the​ ​names​ ​of​ ​the​ ​attendees.​ ​Please​ ​also​ ​list​ ​all​ ​other​ ​departmental​ ​events​ ​of 
whatever​ ​type​ ​or​ ​description​ ​to​ ​which​ ​Legatum​ ​Institute​ ​representatives​ ​have​ ​been​ ​invited, 
along​ ​with​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​such​ ​representatives​ ​and​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​matter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event. 
 
 
I​ ​can​ ​confirm​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​for​ ​Exiting​ ​the​ ​European​ ​Union​ ​​holds​ ​information​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​your 
request.  
 
Ministers​ ​and​ ​officials​ ​from​ ​across​ ​Government​ ​are​ ​speaking​ ​with​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​stakeholders​ ​from​ ​all 
sectors,​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​concerns​ ​and​ ​priorities​ ​after​ ​EU​ ​exit.​ ​Details​ ​of​ ​Ministerial​ ​meetings​ ​are 
published​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Department’s​ ​Quarterly​ ​Transparency​ ​Returns,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​made​ ​publicly​ ​available​ ​on 
GOV.UK. 
 
Details​ ​of​ ​all​ ​meetings​ ​within​ ​the​ ​scope​ ​of​ ​your​ ​request​ ​are​ ​included​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Annex.​ ​​ ​This​ ​includes 
meetings​ ​which​ ​have​ ​been​ ​already​ ​published​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​transparency​ ​returns,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​details​ ​of 
all​ ​meetings​ ​in​ ​scope​ ​from​ ​April​ ​2017,​ ​which​ ​will​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Q2​ ​2017​ ​transparency​ ​returns 
which​ ​are​ ​due​ ​to​ ​be​ ​published​ ​shortly. 
If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​unhappy​ ​with​ ​the​ ​service​ ​you​ ​have​ ​received​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request​ ​or​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​request​ ​an 
internal​ ​review,​ ​you​ ​should​ ​write​ ​to​ ​​xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx​ ​or: 
Freedom​ ​of​ ​Information​ ​Team​ ​(internal​ ​review) 
Department​ ​for​ ​Exiting​ ​the​ ​European​ ​Union 
9​ ​Downing​ ​Street 
SW1A​ ​2AG 
You​ ​should​ ​note​ ​that​ ​DExEU​ ​will​ ​not​ ​normally​ ​accept​ ​an​ ​application​ ​for​ ​internal​ ​review​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​received 
more​ ​than​ ​two​ ​months​ ​after​ ​the​ ​date​ ​that​ ​the​ ​reply​ ​was​ ​issued. 
 

 
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Information​ ​Commissioner​ ​for​ ​a​ ​decision.​ ​Generally,​ ​the​ ​Commissioner​ ​cannot​ ​make​ ​a​ ​decision 
unless​ ​you​ ​have​ ​exhausted​ ​the​ ​complaints​ ​procedure​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​DExEU.​ ​The​ ​Information 
Commissioner​ ​can​ ​be​ ​contacted​ ​at: 
The​ ​Information​ ​Commissioner’s​ ​Office 
Wycliffe​ ​House 
Water​ ​Lane  
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
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Yours​ ​sincerely, 
 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
ANNEX 
Departmental Meetings/Events 
Date 
Type of 
Legatum 
Ministers in 
Senior DExEU 
Event 
representatives in 
attendance 
officials in 
attendance 
attendance1 
Sep 
Meeting 
Shanker​ ​Singham,​ ​Molly  Lord​ ​Bridges​ ​of 
 
2016 
Kiniry 
Headley​ ​MBE 
Feb 
Meeting 
Shanker​ ​Singham, 
Lord​ ​Bridges​ ​of 
 
2017 
Legatum​ ​Special​ ​Trade 
Headley​ ​MBE 
Commissioners 
Apr 
Meeting 
Shanker​ ​Singham 
Lord​ ​Bridges​ ​of 
Alex​ ​Ellis 
2017 
Headley​ ​MBE 
Jul 
Conference  Shanker​ ​Singham 
The​ ​Rt​ ​Hon​ ​David 
Philip​ ​Rycroft, 
2017 
Davis​ ​MP, 
Sarah​ ​Healey, 
The​ ​Rt​ ​Hon  
Susannah​ ​Storey,​ ​and 
Baroness​ ​Anelay​ ​of​ ​St 
Raoul​ ​Ruparel 
Johns​ ​DBE, 
(Special​ ​Adviser) 
Robin​ ​Walker​ ​MP,​ ​and   
Steve​ ​Baker​ ​MP 
Jul 
Meeting 
Shanker​ ​Singham 
 
Philip​ ​Rycroft 
2017 
Aug 
Meeting 
Shanker​ ​Singham 
 
Philip​ ​Rycroft 
2017 
 
External Events 
 
● The​ ​Rt​ ​Hon​ ​David​ ​Davis​ ​MP​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Rt​ ​Hon​ ​David​ ​Jones​ ​MP​ ​attended​ ​an​ ​external 
conference​ ​in​ ​September​ ​2016​ ​where​ ​representatives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Legatum​ ​Institute​ ​were 
invited.   
● The​ ​Rt​ ​Hon​ ​David​ ​Davis​ ​MP​ ​spoke​ ​at​ ​a​ ​conference​ ​organised​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Legatum 
Institute​ ​in​ ​January​ ​2017. 
 
 
1​ ​​Where​ ​Departmental​ ​officials​ ​below​ ​Director​ ​level​ ​attended​ ​meetings,​ ​this​ ​information​ ​is​ ​being​ ​withheld​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​exempt​ ​under 
section​ ​40(2)​ ​of​ ​FoIA.​ ​Section​ ​40(2)​ ​exempts​ ​personal​ ​information​ ​from​ ​disclosure​ ​if​ ​that​ ​information​ ​relates​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​other 
than​ ​the​ ​applicant,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​disclosure​ ​of​ ​that​ ​information​ ​would,​ ​amongst​ ​other​ ​things,​ ​contravene​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​data​ ​protection 
principles​ ​in​ ​schedule​ ​1​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Data​ ​Protection​ ​Act.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​case,​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​disclosure​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lists​ ​of​ ​colleagues​ ​that​ ​attended 
these​ ​meetings​ ​would​ ​contravene​ ​the​ ​first​ ​data​ ​protection​ ​principle,​ ​which​ ​provided​ ​that​ ​personal​ ​data​ ​must​ ​be​ ​processed 
fairly​ ​and​ ​lawfully.​ ​Section​ ​40(2)​ ​is​ ​an​ ​absolute​ ​exemption​ ​and​ ​DExEU​ ​is​ ​not​ ​obliged​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​public​ ​interest 
favours​ ​disclosing​ ​this​ ​information.