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Dear Department for International Trade,

I understand that the FOI round robin list is issued daily to Whitehall departments, and that it comprises of FOI requests across departments that either (a) are identical requests that have been sent to multiple departments or (b) are asking about sensitive subjects that have been reported to the Cabinet Office Clearing House. Once a request is added to the list, other government departments who receive the same request also notify Clearing House.

In light of this, I would like to request the following information:

(1) What criteria does the department use - or refer to - when it flags requests to the round robin list? Please provide a copy of the criteria, or guidelines.

(2) What criteria does the department use - or refer to - when it flags requests to the Cabinet Office Clearing House? Please provide a copy of the criteria, or guidelines.

(3) Does the department have a list of sensitive subjects which prompt requests being flagged to the Cabinet Office Clearing House? Please disclose it if it exists.

(4) For the past two weeks, please provide a copy of all requests that have been sent to the Cabinet Office Clearing House by this department (please redact requesters’ names).

(5) For the past two weeks, please provide a copy of round robin lists received by the department (please redact requesters’ names).

I would like to remind the department that in Decision Notice FS50841228, the ICO ruled that the Cabinet Office had to release past round robin lists.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 15 July
2020. On behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) your
request has been passed on to the appropriate official at DIT to process
and here is your FOI reference number FOI2020/03383.

 

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and DIT will reply at the latest by 12 August 2020.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at DIT. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I please have an update to this request? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your email of the 12 August 2020 requesting an update for
request number FOI2020/03383.

 

The Department for International Trade is currently processing your
request and we will provide an update soon.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

 

We can confirm that the Department holds information falling within the
terms of your request. However, we need more time to consider your
request.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) obliges us to respond to
requests promptly and in any case not later than 20 working days after
receiving your request. However, when a ‘qualified’ exemption applies to
the information and an accompanying public interest test is engaged,
section 10(3) of the Act allows the time for response to be extended, in
which case a full response must be provided within such time as is
reasonable in all circumstances. In the case of this FOI request, we are
considering section 36 (Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs).
However, this is not yet finalised and will be subject to changes.

 

The Department has not yet reached a decision on the balance of the public
interest. Due to the need to consider, in all the circumstances of the
case, where the balance of the public interest lies in relation to the
information that you have requested, the Department will not be able to
respond to your request in full within 20 working days. 

 

We hope to let you have a response by 10 September 2020.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Jenna Corderoy,

 

Please see the attached reply to your FOI request (FOI2020/03383).

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Information Rights Unit at
DIT.

 

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

 

Kind regards,

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London
SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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Thank-you for your response. 

I would like to request an internal review. 

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Jenna Corderoy

Thank you for your email in which you ask for DIT to conduct an internal review of the response to FOI2020/03383.

The FOI Code of Practice requires that we re-evaluate the handling of the request, paying particular attention to the concerns you have raised. In order to assist the reviewer to carry out a review, could we please ask that you let us know what your concerns are with the response.

We aim to provide you with a response by 12 October 2020.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit
Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: [email address]
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FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Jenna Corderoy

We need additional time to consider your internal review request. The FOI Code of Practice allows public authorities to extend the deadline by an additional 20 working days in certain circumstances. We need more time to consider the issues and respond accordingly.

20 working days from today takes us to 9 November 2020 but we do not foresee a long delay in providing a response. We believe we will be able to provide you with a response by 19 October 2020.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit
Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: [email address]
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FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Jenna Corderoy

Please find the Department's response to you internal review request attached.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit
Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster| London SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: [email address]
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