DSMA notices issued in 2020

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Dear Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee,
I would be obliged to have a total number of DSMA notices issued from January 1st 2020 to Friday 24th July

Yours faithfully,

Lawrence Savill

Geoffrey Dodds, Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee

Dear Mr Savill,

 

Thank you for yesterday's e-mail in which you requested the total number
of Defence and Security Media Advisory (DSMA) notices issued from January
1st 2020 to Friday 24th July.

Although as a non-public body the DSMA Committee is not subject to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, it is committed to practising a policy of maximum disclosure
consistent with its aim of preventing the inadvertent public disclosure of
information that would compromise UK national security; and that the
subsequent advice is sought and given in confidence.  Please
see [1]www.dsma.uk for more information on the DSMA-Notice System.

To be clear, I do not issue DSMA notices.  The DSMA Committee
has published the five DSMA standing notices which are, quite
understandably, written in very general terms.  They can be seen on the
DSMA website at [2]www.dsma.uk.  They are the only standing notices.

These standing notices are, understandably written in very general terms.
 Thus, in specific cases, editors or journalists may wish to seek
clarification on how one or more of these standing notices might relate to
that particular event.  So, they seek my advice; and I offer it as
'Supplementary Advice' to one or more of these DSMA standing notices.
 Thus, to be clear, I will assume you wish to know the number of times I
have issued such supplementary advice to editors, journalists  authors and
members of the public from 1 Jan - 24 Jul this year.  Do let me know if I
have misunderstood.

I have offered supplementary advice on 57 occasions from 1 Jan 20 - 24 Jul
20.

 

I do hope that helps.  Please do come back to me if you have any further
questions.

Kind Regards,

Geoffrey Dodds

 

Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds | Secretary | Defence and Security Media Advisory
Committee | Office 020 7218 2206 | mobile 0754 016 3698
| [3][DSMA request email] | [4]www.dsma.uk

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From: lawrence savill <[FOI #679604 email]>
Sent: 24 July 2020 19:14
To: Geoffrey Dodds <[DSMA request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - DSMA notices issued in 2020
 
Dear Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee,
I would be obliged to have a total number of DSMA notices issued from
January 1st 2020 to Friday 24th July

Yours faithfully,

Lawrence Savill

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