daniela drysdale

Dear Sir or Madam,

I refer to a letter dated 31 July 2007, sent from the Prime Minister's office in response to our petition on the subject of the 2004 Re-opened Formal Investigation into the sinking of the FV Gaul.

I was very happy to read in that letter about how the views that I had expressed "have been carefully noted" by the Prime Minister, and how the Prime Minister would have the Department for Transport address the matters raised in my petition.

Since then, I have been very unhappy to notice that the Department for Transport as well as the other relevant authorities, which would normally be required to address such matters, have shrunk, without exception, from doing so.

I would therefore be grateful if you could kindly release any information and/or copies that you may hold on any communications (instructions, advice etc.) between the Prime Minister's Office and the Department for Transport, the Home Office, the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Foreign Office, the Rt Hon John Prescott MP and any other government bodies or political entities on the subject of the FV Gaul RFI and on how to deal with its aftermath.

I would like to thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Daniela Drysdale

Prime Minister’s Office


Dear Ms Drysdale,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
07/11/2008 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
E: [1][Number 10 request email]

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Dear Mr Drysdale,

Please find attached to this email a letter regarding your recent
Freedom of Information request into the Re-opened Formal Investigation
(RFI) into the loss of the FV Gaul in 1974.

Many thanks

Daniel Hunt
Openness Advisor
Knowledge and Information Management Unit (Openness Team)
Room 3.30, Admiralty Arch, London SW1A 2WH
Tel: 020 7276 2219
e-Mail: [email address]

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your reply of 10 November 2008.

Yours sincerely,

Daniela Drysdale

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