Brexit Benefits

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please provide a full list of the "Brexit Benefits" identified by the Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency since his appointment.

Yours faithfully,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2022/10561

Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 22nd
June. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
21st July.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

The date that the response is due for your request, FOI2022/10561, has
been changed to 19th August. Please see the attached letter.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2022/10561

Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

I am writing with regards to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, which was received on 22nd June.

With regards to the letter extending the time to respond. The deadline for
responding is 19th August and not 18th August which was the date given in
the letter attached.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2022/10561).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Cabinet Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Brexit Benefits' as I do not feel it has been fully dealt with in the spirit of the Act. There are a couple of reasons for this; firstly the final response I received on 22 July 2022, makes no reference to Section 35 (Formation of Government Policy), or the public interest test that was supposedly carried out, as referenced in the letter dated 20 July 2022 (an example of breathtaking speed and efficiency if a Public Interest Test was carried out in this time).

Secondly, your response fails to take into account the time-frame of my request. My request requested benefits identified by the Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency since his appointment, or to put it another way, since 8 February 2022. The document you directed me to was published in January, therefore whilst useful (sort of) is out of scope.

If I may give you further advice about what is in scope for this request, early on in his tenure, the Minister reached out to the public regarding Brexit benefit ideas (one would have hoped this was not necessary as an early proponent of the benefits but perhaps Operation Save Big Dog distracted him. Surely many of these ideas have been considered and ALL will have been collated somewhere.

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

Yours faithfully,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Please find attached our response to your request for an Internal Review
(reference IR2022/12119).

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team