Correspondence between BIS and Paula Vennells

Tony Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited

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Dear Post Office Limited,

Please provide me with all the correspondence between BIS and Ms Paula Vennells, MD of Post Office Ltd between 1/6/2013 to 31/12/2013

You will of course be aware that this is a similar request to one made directly to BEIS which has attracted press and parliamentary attention due to the request being turned down by BEIS on cost grounds. I would hope that POL have much better and cheaper data retrieval mechanisms than BEIS and can supply me with the information I require.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Williams

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00182

Dear Tony Williams,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 11th
March. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 13th
April.

Please note that due to members of the Information Rights team being
absent due to Covid-19, it is taking longer to process information
requests at this time and regrettably we may be unable to respond to your
request by the due date identified above. We are progressing information
requests as quickly as possible in these circumstances and apologise for
any delay.

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

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Tony Williams

Please find an update attached to your Freedom of Information request

Regards

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Email: [1][Post Office request email]

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Dear Information Rights Team,

Thank you for your update. You will no doubt be aware that BEIS, in reply to the very same request did not consider the public interest test, only the cost of meeting it. I will assume from your reply that you have extracted all the relevant communications I requested within the cost budget for such a request and that as a result of having read those communications you feel that there are sections that may not be disclosed due to the public interest provisions of the FOI Act.

It might assist you in your deliberations of whether or not to publish these documents to consider the possibility that a source in POL has already provided some of these to me and my request to you under the FOI Act is merely to be able to disclose the contents to the public. If that was the case then you might also assume that any redactions you care to make to the documents will focus my attention on those sections and the rationale behind non disclosure.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Williams

Dear Information Rights Team,

This has been closed as you have responded to my alternative request

Yours sincerely,

Tony Williams

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Williams,

Please find an update attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ