Cabinet Office, Unidentified Ministerial Direction

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

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Dear Cabinet Office,

The Cabinet Office Annual Report of 2019-20 makes the following disclosure:

‘During 2019-20 there was one Ministerial Direction made, which relates to ongoing litigation. Disclosure of further details at this stage would be inappropriate for reasons of confidentiality’ Alex Chisholm, Accountability Report, p21.

Please can you identify which Minister made this direction, who requested the direction, on what date was the direction made and did it authorise the payment of legal costs?

Please can you confirm if the Ministerial Direction relates to the High Court Litigation of Post Office Limited?

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2020/11976

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 18th
August. 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
16th September.

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

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Cabinet Office,

I would be most grateful if you would respond to my FOI2020/11976 of 18th August .

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh