Contacts with tobacco industry

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Dear colleagues,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide a list of any and all contact your organisation and/or staff have had with British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International, Philip Morris International, as well as any other domestic or transnational tobacco companies or anyone representing the tobacco industry including subsidiaries of tobacco industry.

I would like this information for the period from 1 April 2021 to 20 February 2023.

Contact would primarily include attending or arranging meetings or functions, and responding to correspondence or phone calls.

Please break down the information by:
• Tobacco company or representative’s name
• Date of contact(s)
• Type of contact (meeting, email, letter, phone call, text/app message or video call, e-card or any other form of electronic communication)
• Place of contact, if relevant
• Purpose of contact
• Outcome of contact, including if no action taken

I request that the information be provided electronically. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Raouf Alebshehy

DPO (MAG), Nuclear Restoration Services

Dear Raouf,

You made a Freedom of Information request on 20/02/2023 in relation to Magnox's contacts with the Tobacco Industry.

We have no records of any contact with the Tobacco Industry and as a Nuclear Decommissioning Organisation (part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), we would have no reason to be in contact with Tobacco Industry.

You have the right to request that an Internal Review is undertaken by Magnox, or Appeal to the Information Commissioner if you believe this response is inadequate or has not be properly handled.
If you would like us to carry out an Internal Review, in the first instance please contact [email address]. If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Bob Radford CIPPe, PC.foi
Data Protection Officer/ Freedom of Information Officer
Oldbury Technical Centre
Oldbury Naite,
BS35 1RQ
Tel: (+44) 1453 813982
Mbl: (+44) 778 55 22 434
Email: [email address]
ICO registration: Z7546570

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