Air Command Secretariat
Headquarters Air Command
Royal Air Force
11 March 2019
Dear Mr Jones
Thank you for your email of 10 February 2019 in which you request the following
“Please may I request the Minutes/RoDs of the ACMB and CEB for the
calendar year 2018.”
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000.
I can confirm that information related to your request is held by the MOD. However,
we believe that this information may fall within scope of the following exemption;
Section 26 - Information which, if disclosed, would prejudice defence or the
capability, effectiveness or security of relevant forces.
The Act requires us to respond to requests promptly and, in any case, no later than
20 working days after receiving your request. However, when a qualified exemption
applies to the information and the Public Interest Test must be conducted, the Act
allows the time for response to be longer than 20 working days. A full response must
be provided within such time as is reasonable in all circumstances of the case and,
in relation to your request, we estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days
to take a final decision on where the balance of public interest lies. We therefore plan
to let you have a response by 9 April 2019. If it appears that it will take longer than
this to reach a conclusion we will let you know.
If you are not satisfied with this response or wish to complain about any aspect of the
handling of your request, then you should contact me in the first instance. If informal
resolution is not possible and you are still dissatisfied then you may apply for an
independent internal review by contacting the Information Rights Compliance Team,
Ground Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail CIO-FOI-
lease note that any request for an internal review must be made
within 40 working days of the date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution
has come to an end.
If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your complaint
to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom
of Information Act. Please note that the Information Commissioner will not normally
investigate your case until the MOD internal process has been completed. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Further details of the
role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the
Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/.
Air Command Secretariat