Changes to warning to respondents in Welsh Government Public Consultation on the LGBTQ+ Action Plan

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Dear Welsh Government

FOI Request: Warning to respondents in Welsh Government Public Consultation on the LGBTQ+ Action Plan

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and relates to the warning which appears in the current public consultation on the LGBTQ+ Action plan.

Until at least the 10th August this warning to respondents read as follows:

“We will not tolerate hateful comments about a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion or disability and any responses that contain hate speech will be passed to the authorities.” Welsh Government LGBTQ+ Action Plan consultation. (Version 1)

This can be seen on the following archived web page:
web.archive.org/web/20210805101926/https://gov.wales/consultation-lgbtq-act...

However the warning on the Welsh Government LGBTQ+ Action Plan consultation web page now reads:

“Respondents are reminded that the right to freedom of expression is a qualified right and there are specific offences in relation to hate crime created by, for example, the Public Order Act 1986 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988. The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced guidance on issues relating to freedom of expression and where this may be restricted. Please ensure that any response you make to the consultation is lawful.” Welsh Government LGBTQ+ Action Plan consultation. (Version 2)

This amounts to a significant change to the consultation information during the past 10 days, yet on 21 August the web page still says it was last updated on 28 July 2021.

Please provide any information you hold which fits the following descriptions:

1. Any information, documents - including emails or other correspondence - relating to the decision to remove Version 1, as quoted above, of the warning from the consultation webpage.

2. Any information, documents - including emails or other correspondence - relating to the decision to amend the information on the consultation web page to its current wording (Version 2 quoted above).

3. The date on which the LGBTQ+ Action Plan consultation web page was amended to include the new version of the warning text.

4. The rationale for not indicating that there had been a substantive amendment to the text of the warning on the web page, either by explanation or by indicating that the web page had been amended since it was published on 28 July 2021.

This information does not appear to be available on the Welsh Government website. Electronic copies or links to the relevant documents are acceptable in your response to this FOI request.

Yours faithfully

M G James

Welsh Government

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    ATISN 15426 Acknowledgement letter Freedom of Information Equality Impact Assessment for the draft LGBTQ Action Plan.pdf

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Good afternoon

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Many thanks,

Equality Branch
Welsh Government

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

Cynllun Gweithredu LHDTC+ / LGBTQ+ Action Plan would like to recall the message, "ATISN 15426 - Acknowledgement letter - Freedom of Information - Equality Impact Assessment for the draft LGBTQ+ Action Plan ".
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

Cynllun Gweithredu LHDTC+ / LGBTQ+ Action Plan would like to recall the message, "ATISN 15426 - Acknowledgement letter - Freedom of Information - Equality Impact Assessment for the draft LGBTQ+ Action Plan ".
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

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    ATISN 15446 Acknowledgement letter Freedom of Information request Changes to warning to respondents in Welsh Government Public Consultation on the LGBTQ Action Plan vA70942901.pdf

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Good afternoon

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Many thanks,

Equality Branch
Welsh Government

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

Cynllun Gweithredu LHDTC+ / LGBTQ+ Action Plan would like to recall the message, "ATISN 15426 - Acknowledgement letter - Freedom of Information - Equality Impact Assessment for the draft LGBTQ+ Action Plan ".
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

Cynllun Gweithredu LHDTC+ / LGBTQ+ Action Plan would like to recall the message, "ATISN 15426 - Acknowledgement letter - Freedom of Information - Equality Impact Assessment for the draft LGBTQ+ Action Plan ".
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

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    ATISN 15446 Response letter FOI Changes to warning to respondents in Welsh Government Public Consultation on the LGBTQ Action Plan.pdf

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    ATISN 15446 Annex 1 Freedom of Information request Changes to Warning to respondents in Welsh Government Public Consultation on the LGBTQ Action plan.pdf

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached Welsh Government response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

Many thanks,

 

Equality Branch

Welsh Government

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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