Dear Prime Minister's Office,
Background
Today is 11 March 2021.I have had neither acknowledgement nor reply to my letter of 5 July 2020 to the Prime Minister (marked private and confidential) and reminder letter of 7 December 2020 criticising the government's furlough scheme and its inability to deal with age and recency discrimination in the labour market or provide projects specifically for the unemployed. I concluded "I look forward to hearing from you." It is also six weeks including a reminder since I e-mailed the Cabinet Office to ask them to chase this matter up
Reason for request
1 My concern is there may be lots of other letters from the general public sent to Boris, which his correspondence department have allowed to languish. So the matter is now one of public importance
Request
Will you kindly provide me with:
1 the number of letters addressed to Mr Boris Johnson Prime Minister received between 1 January and 5 July 2020 that have still been neither acknowledged nor replied?
2 the current average time that his correspondence unit takes to acknowledge letters from the public?
3 the average length of time they take to reply to letter from the public?
4 the number of staff in the correspondence unit for 10 Downing St and their annual budget?
Thank you for your consideration.
David P Wright
[email address]

Yours faithfully,
David P Wright

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/05475

Dear David Wright,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 12th
March. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
14th April.

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

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Prime Minister's Office,
Have you now had time to reply to my Freedom Of Information request sent over 28 days ago requesting
1 productivity statistics?
2 an explanation for your staff's delay of actually nine months to reply to my letter of 4 July 2020 to the Prime Minister and for the reply recently received by me from the Cabinet Office not really answering the points made in my letter, (namely not about low pay but unemployment-the most basic jobs vacancies regularly attracting hundreds of applications up here, over a thousand applications made in my life to no avail and the need for a more direct approach by the government. Reliance on the market just produces numerous non-replies from employers or correction, none-replies. It is not a level playing field.)
I feel annoyed that my letter has been given such low priority How many more letters from the general public also have?.

Yours faithfully,

David Wright

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear David Wright,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/05475).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

Dear David Wright,
Thank you for your email, 
I acknowledge that the response to your Freedom of Information request has
now been issued. 
Please let us know if you wish for an internal review to be conducted in
to that response. 
Yours sincerely,

 Freedom of Information Team

 Cabinet Office

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