Communications regarding the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in BIOT in January/February 2009

Andrew Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I would like to see any record of communication in the form of emails, telephone conversations, letters or minutes of meetings or any other form sent/made in January or February 2009 pertaining to the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

I am only concerned with communication containing the words "Chagos", "Marine Protected Area", "British Indian Ocean Territory" or "Diego Garcia" in the subject or body. I am also particularly interested in any correspondence sent by Colin Roberts pertaining to meetings with officials from Defra, including Eric Blencowe and John Robbs.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Williams

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Williams

Thank you for your FOI request under the 2000 Freedom of Information Act. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 02 November 2015 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

In your original response, you said that you intended to reply within 20 days of receiving the original request, which you received on 2 November. However, I have not yet had a reply. Please could you address this and reply promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Williams

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Williams

Please find attached our acknowledgement email. The time period is 20 working days not 20 days.

A reply is due on 30 November.

Kind regards

FOI and DPA Team

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Williams

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.
Kind regards

Zoë
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