This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'A list of all the FOI requests rejected as 'vexatious' since 2016'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information Team 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Correspondence​ ​Unit 
www.gov.uk 
9​ ​Downing​ ​Street 
SW1A​ ​2AG 
 
 
 
Ben​ ​Worthy 
Via:​ ​​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
Our​ ​ref:​ ​DEX000687  
27​ ​October​ ​2017  
Dear​ ​​Ben​ ​Worthy, 
 
 
I​ ​refer​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​asked: 
 
 
For​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​FOI​ ​requests​ ​(in​ ​particular​ ​the​ ​detailed​ ​question​ ​or​ ​questions​ ​in​ ​each​ ​request) 
rejected​ ​as​ ​'vexatious'​ ​since​ ​2016. 
 
 
I​ ​can​ ​confirm​ ​the​ ​information​ ​you​ ​have​ ​requested​ ​is​ ​​held​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​for​ ​Exiting​ ​the 
European​ ​Union​ ​(DExEU).  
 
Information​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request​ ​is​ ​attached​ ​as​ ​an​ ​Annex.  
 
For​ ​FOI​ ​request​ ​DEX000313,​ ​further​ ​information​ ​was​ ​released​ ​at​ ​a​ ​later​ ​stage.​ ​FOI​ ​requests 
DEX000453​ ​to​ ​DEX000465​ ​were​ ​aggregated​ ​as​ ​similar​ ​requests​ ​received​ ​concurrently​ ​from 
the​ ​same​ ​applicant.  
 
If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​queries​ ​about​ ​this​ ​letter,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​FOI​ ​team.​ ​Please​ ​remember​ ​to 
quote​ ​the​ ​reference​ ​number​ ​above​ ​in​ ​any​ ​future​ ​communications. 
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: 
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. 
If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​content​ ​with​ ​the​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​your​ ​internal​ ​review,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​apply​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the 
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 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9​ ​5AF 
Yours​ ​faithfully 
 
 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Annex 
 
Reference 
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Wording of request 
*​ Please​ provide​ a​ breakdown​ of​ the​ £533​ cost​ of​ a​ trip​ by​ David​ Davis​ to​ Belfast​ from​ Aug​ 31​ to​ Sep​ 1, 
2016.​ In​ providing​ the​ breakdown,​ please​ disclose​ the​ cost​ of​ the​ flights,​ the​ cost​ of​ accommodation 
and​ the​ cost​ of​ all​ meals.​ Please​ also​ provide​ copies​ of​ all​ receipts,​ bills​ and​ invoices​ relating​ to​ the​ trip. 
*​ Please​ provide​ a​ breakdown​ of​ the​ £273​ cost​ of​ a​ trip​ by​ David​ Davis​ to​ Dublin​ from​ Sep​ 8​ to​ Sep​ 9, 
2016.​ Please​ also​ provide​ copies​ of​ all​ receipts,​ bills​ and​ invoices​ relating​ to​ the​ trip. 
*​ Please​ provide​ copies​ of​ all​ receipts​ relating​ to​ subsistence​ and​ meal​ claims​ by​ Oliver​ Robbins​ in 
relation​ to:​ *​ a​ trip​ to​ Paris/Rome​ starting​ on​ August​ 23;​ *​ a​ trip​ to​ Warsaw/Budapest​ starting​ on 
August​ 3;​ *​ a​ trip​ to​ Brussels​ on​ September​ 5;​ *​ a​ trip​ to​ Brussels​ starting​ on​ September​ 21; 
*​ Please​ disclose​ the​ cost​ of​ the​ business​ premier​ rail​ travel​ relating​ to​ trips​ by​ Oliver​ Robbins​ starting 
DEX000313 
on​ July​ 19,​ September​ 5​ and​ September​ 21. 
I​ would​ like​ all​ correspondence​ of​ decisions​ on​ the​ attendance​ of​ Ministers​ and​ Secretaries​ of​ State​ for​ European 
DEX000453 
Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ Cabinet​ Committee​ meetings​ since​ July​ 2016. 
I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet​ Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for 
DEX000454 
Wales,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ Cabinet​ Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ all​ correspondence​ of​ decisions​ on​ the​ attendance​ of​ Ministers 
and​ Secretaries​ of​ State​ for​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (Negotiations)​ Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ meetings​ since 
DEX000455 
July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ all​ correspondence​ of​ decisions​ on​ the​ attendance​ of​ Ministers 
and​ Secretaries​ of​ State​ for​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (International​ Trade)​ Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ meetings 
DEX000456 
since​ July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ all​ correspondence​ of​ decisions​ on​ the​ attendance​ of​ Ministers 
and​ Secretaries​ of​ State​ for​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (European​ Affairs)​ Cabinet​ sub-Committee​ meetings 
DEX000457 
since​ July​ 2016. 
I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet​ Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for 
DEX000458 
Wales,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (Negotiations)​ Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet​ Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for 
DEX000459 
Wales,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (International​ Trade)​ Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet​ Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for 
DEX000461 
Wales,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (European​ Affairs)​ Cabinet​ sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet 
Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for​ Northern​ Ireland,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ Committee​ since 
DEX000462 
July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet 
Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for​ Northern​ Ireland,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (Negotiations) 
DEX000463 
Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet 
Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for​ Northern​ Ireland,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (International 
DEX000464 
Trade)​ Cabinet​ Sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016. 
Under​ the​ freedom​ of​ information​ act,​ I​ would​ like​ details​ of​ any​ minutes,​ agendas​ or​ briefings​ sent​ by​ the​ Cabinet 
Office​ to​ the​ Secretary​ of​ State​ for​ Northern​ Ireland,​ regarding​ the​ European​ Union​ Exit​ and​ Trade​ (European 
DEX000465 
Affairs)​ Cabinet​ sub-Committee​ since​ July​ 2016.