Correspondence and meetings with the Global Warming Policy Foundation

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Hannah Hutchison

Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

I would appreciate any information/documentation detailing correspondence or meetings between Ed Miliband, Lord Hunt, Joan Ruddock, David Kidney and the following individuals, who are trustees or advisors to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, regarding climate change/global warming from August 1st 2009 until present:

To assist you with this request, this is a list of the Board of Trustees and the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation:

Dr Benny Peiser
Lord Barnett (Joel Barnett)
The Bishop of Chester (Peter Forster)
Lord Donoughue (Bernard Donoughue)
Lord Fellowes (Robert Fellowes)
Sir Martin Jacomb
Lord Lawson (Nigel Lawson)
Henri Lepage
Baroness Nicholson (Emma Nicholson)
Lord Turnbull (Andrew Turnbull)
Sir Samuel Brittan
Sir Ian Byatt
Professor Freeman Dyson
Christian Gerondeau
Professor David Henderson
Dr Terence Kealey
Professor Anthony Kelly
Professor Richard Lindzen
Professor Sir Alan Peacock
Professor Ian Plimer
Professor Gwyn Prins
Professor Paul Reiter
Professor Philip Stott
Professor Richard Tol
Dr David Whitehouse

Correspondence required could include but is not limited to emails,
text messages, videos, DVDs and other forms or documentation. This correspondence
should specifically be limited to the stated period. If monetary
constrictions may apply please find information for the period 1st August 2009 to 1st November 2009 first and then work progressively to the end of the period until any monetary limits are reached.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request. I understand I do not have to specify
particular files or documents and it is the department’s
responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need
further clarification, please contact me by email.

If my request is denied on whole or in part, I ask you to justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I
will also expect you to release all exempt material. I reserve the
right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
charge excessive fees.
Please supply the information in digital format where possible.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request. I look forward to your response within 20
working days as outlined in statue.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Hutchison

FOI Requests,

Ref:10/0449

Dear Ms Hutchinson,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 9 March.
Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department of Energy and Climate Change to deal with.

Best wishes,
Hannah

Hannah Hodgson | Freedom of Information Advisor | Information Rights Unit
| Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria
Street, London, SW1E 6SW | [1]www.bis.gov.uk

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DECC Ref No: 10/0449

Dear Ms Hutchison,

Thank you for your email received on the 9th March 2010 seeking under the
Freedom of Information Act information regarding any
information/documentation detailing correspondence or meetings between Ed
Miliband, Lord Hunt, Joan Ruddock, David Kidney and the following
individuals you listed, who are trustees or advisors to the Global Warming
Policy Foundation, regarding climate change/global warming from August 1st
2009 until present.

You directed your request to the Department for Energy and Climate Change
(DECC) to deal with. I am responding to your request on their behalf as
the department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have a shared
service level agreement with DECC to process and advise on their FOI
requests. I sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to your
request. This was due to an administrative error in DECC.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act'), you have the right
to:

. know whether we hold the information you require

. be provided with that information (subject to any exemptions
under the Act which may apply).

I am writing to advise you that, following a search of DECC's paper and
electronic records, I am pleased to be able to provide you with the
information in scope of your request.

Please see attached a letter sent from Sir Martin Jacomb to Ed Miliband,
received by DECC on 3rd February 2010. A response to this letter was sent
to Sir Martin Jacomb on the 12th May 2010 by a policy official in DECC.
Sir Martin Jacomb's address has been redacted as this is not in scope of
the request.

<<Sir Martin Jacomb.pdf>>

The second letter attached is from Lord Lawson to Ed Miliband, received by
DECC on the 27th November 2010. A response to Lord Lawson has not been
sent.

<<Lord Lawson.pdf>>

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Yours sincerely

Hannah Hodgson

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills |
[1][email address] | Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria Street, London,
SW1E 6SW | [2]www.bis.gov.uk | BIS have a shared service level agreement
with DECC to process and advise on their FOI requests

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business
success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone
the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster
world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS -
Investing in our future

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