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From: Tony Sheperd
Dear Department for Education,
Can you please send me an electronic copy of any correspondence,
covering just the last 3 months, between the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Education
and Hilton Dawson Chief Executive of the British Association of
Social Workers (BASW)
Department for Education
Dear Mr Sheperd
Thank you for your recent email. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information, the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2011/0008963
Central Allocation Team
Public Communications Team
Tel: 0370 0002288
Department for Education
Dear Mr Sheperd,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 31 January 2011. You
requested an electronic copy of any correspondence, covering the last 3 months, between the
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State for Education and Hilton Dawson Chief Executive of
the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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the Secretary of Sate and responses from the Secretary of State or relevant ministers where
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