Dear Department for International Trade,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold regarding the below:

Communications between DIT and a group titled LGB Alliance (directors: Malcolm Clark, Katharine Harris, Beverley Jackson and Ann Sinnott) from October 2019 to the date of this request. I believe this communication is likely to be between them and the Secretary of State/her office.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Harris

FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Kate Harris,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on the 6th April 2021. On behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at DIT to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and DIT will reply at the latest by 5th May 2021.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights Unit at DIT. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards
Information Rights Unit

Department for International Trade | 55 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2HP
| E-mail: [email address]

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FOI, Department for International Trade

Dear Ms Harris,

Thank you for your information request of 6 April 2021.

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We apologise for not informing you earlier that we confirm DIT
holds information within the scope of your request. However, we have
determined that some of this information may be exempt from release under
section 35 (Formulation of Government policy) of the Act. This is a
qualified exemption and, as such, it is necessary to carry out a public
interest test to consider whether, in all the circumstances of the case,
the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public
interest in disclosing the information.

By virtue of section 10(3) of the Act, where public authorities have to
carry out a public interest test, they do not have to comply with the
request until such time as is reasonable in the circumstances. Due to the
need to consider where the balance of the public interest lies in relation
to the information that you have requested, the Department will not be
able to respond to your request immediately. However, we hope to let you
have a substantive response to your request by 30 June 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Department for International Trade | Old Admiralty Building | London |
SW1A 2DY

| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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FOI, Department for International Trade

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Dear Kate Harris,

 

Please see the attached reply to your FOI request (FOI2021/02316).

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Information Rights Unit at
DIT.

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

Department for International Trade | Old Admiralty Building | London |
SW1A 2DY

| E-mail: FOI[1]@trade.gov.uk

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