London, SW1A 2AS
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOI Reference: FOI2020/08530
Dear Amanda Hart
I refer to your request where you asked:
The BBC today published a news article saying "Downing Street said the government
had "worked closely with Apple and Google". It also quoted Matt Hancock as saying
"We've agreed to join forces with Google and Apple, to bring the best bits of both
Please kindly provide records to show you 'worked closely' with Apple and Google
between March 2020 and the present in respect of creating a contact-tracing app.
Apple have stated you haven't spoken with them about any of these things so we're
keen to see your evidence.
1 Minutes of meetings Number Ten had with Apple and Google.
2 Records of emails Number Ten sent to and received from Apple and Google
3 Copies of letters Number Ten sent to Apple and Google
If you don't hold them then please let us know who does.
Source for public reference: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53105642”
I am writing to advise you that fol owing a search of our paper and electronic records, I
have established that the information you requested is not held by the Cabinet Office.
You may wish to try contacting Department of Health and Social Care at this link:
https://contactus.dh.gov.uk/, who may be able to help you with your request.
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