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Correspondence and meetings with food/beverage sector regarding the Soft Drinks Industry Levy

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Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

I am writing, in accordance with Freedom of Information legislation, to request the release of the following:

(1) Correspondence (electronic & hard copy/written) between senior officials within your Department and food/beverage corporations or trade bodies/associations on the topic of HM Treasury's Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), since January 2015.

(2) Minutes and attendee lists of meetings between senior officials within your Department and food/beverage corporations or trade bodies/associations on the topic of HM Treasury's SDIL, since January 2015.

If you feel that you can't answer my request on a reasonable timeframe, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could contact me immediately and provide assistance as to how I could narrow down my request.

If you have already released any of this information in response to another FOI request it would be helpful if you could share this too.

Many thanks for your time and attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Mhairi Brown

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



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Defra Information Rights Team,

Dear Mhairi Brown,

Thank you for your 2 emails which we received on the 31 March requesting
information.

We aim to answer your request no later than 30th April, which is 20
working days from the date we received it. If we are unable to meet this
deadline we will contact you to explain the reason.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Defra Information Rights Team,

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Dear Mhairi Brown,

Please find attached the response to your request of 31st March for
information on Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

Yours sincerely

Jo Collinge

Information Rights Team

[email address]

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