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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Please supply copies of any and all papers, studies & documents in your possession (whether authored by yourselves or merely in your possession for reference purposes) & internal and external emails, relating to the potential (or otherwise) for, & discussing, asymptomatic transmission of SARS-COV2.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Murray

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Asymptomatic transmission of Covid 19'.

I put the original request in on 19th November this year, in what I thought would be a speedy reply process as surely this information would have been collated and readily available (it would have surely been used as supporting evidence for the legislation introduced this year, as well guiding the response of government departments and agencies to the Covid situation). My complaint here is that you have not provided information in what should be a fairly straightforward request (as per the reason given above).

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Martin Murray

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Murray,

Thank you for your email. I apologise for the length of time it is taking to respond to your FOI request.

DHSC does not conduct internal reviews until a response to the initial case has been issued. Although organisations can choose to conduct an internal review to assess the handling process where they have taken more than 20 working days to respond, DHSC uses the internal review process once the initial case is complete to ensure that any exemptions that have been used have been applied correctly, and that all information within the scope of the request was considered.

We will therefore not be conducting an internal review. We will respond to your FOI request as soon as we are able.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear FreedomofInformation team, thank you for your reply. Could you please give an expected timeline for your response, and I will await patiently.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Murray

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Martin,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1274300 ).

Please accept our apology for the late arrival of this reply.

Yours sincerely, 

Ed Franklyn
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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