Communication with Klaus Schwab.

The request was refused by Prime Minister's Office.

Dear Prime Minister's Office, could you please provide copies of all communications (emails, telephone conversation transcripts, plus records of any 'in person' interactions) of the Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson, with, of, from or to, Mr Klaus Schwab (of the World Economic Forum) for the period 1st January 2019 to present day (the day before this request is answered). Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Murray

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/24274

Dear Martin Murray,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 23rd
December. 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
26th January.

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 Martin Murray,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/24274).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Prime Minister's Office, thank you for your response. However I must challenge your refusal as you make a claim- which I would respectfully remind you that in the making of such a claim, the facts need to be substantiated. With that in mind could you please provide evidence to qualify the following claim made in your response:-
You have refused my request on the basis that it is vexatious and citing section 14 (1) of the freedom of information act 2000. Your claim is that my request was part of a coordinated campaign.
I hereby assert and confirm that it most certainly was not, I submitted the request as an individual acting alone, with no knowledge as to whether others had, or were going to, put in similar requests (and before I submitted my request I did check on ‘What do they know.com’, to ensure that another similar request had not been submitted).
Under the freedom of information act 2000, section 92 you are required to have sufficient evidence to substantiate any claim of a link between the requests before you go on to consider whether section 14(1) applies on these grounds (of being a request that could be considered vexatious)- with that in mind, could you please provide the evidence that supports your claim that my request was part of a co-ordinated campaign- which I can assure you again it was not.
With the above in mind will you please conduct an internal review and reconsider your initial response.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Murray

J Flynn left an annotation ()

Strange that you say you checked whether any similar requests had been made, because on WDTK alone there were 5 similar requests submitted in the 2 days prior to your own which you seem not to have noticed. Then in January there were an additional 8, across the Prime Minister's and Cabinet Office. And I'd assume more went direct to them rather than via this site. That gives pretty safe ground to categorize these entirely-coincidental requests as forming a campaign under ICO guidance.

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Dear Martin Murray,

Thank you for your request for an internal review (reference
IR2022/03122), which was prompted by our response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We shall endeavour to complete the internal review and respond to you
within 20 working days.

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

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Martin Murray,

Please find attached our response to your request for an Internal Review
(reference IR2022/03122).

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team