Evidence given to House of Lords committees by seven opaque and deceptive policy groups

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please provide me with the following information:

(1) Please indicate the number of times individuals representing the following organisations gave evidence to House of Lords committees during the calendar year 2016, broken down by individual organisation and by committee, indicating in each case whether the evidence given was written and/or verbal, and providing in each case a hyperlink to the evidence that was submitted:
a) Policy Network
b) Policy Exchange
c) Institute of Economic Affairs
d) Civitas
e) Centre for Policy Studies
f) Adam Smith Institute
g) International Institute for Strategic Studies

(2) Please supply a list of disclosure forms (and/or functional equivalents) that individuals and/or groups submitting written and/or verbal evidence to House of Lords committees must complete, and provide a link to these form(s) and/or functional equivalent(s).

Some background information relevant to this FOI request can be found here:

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Thank you for your time, best wishes,

Till Bruckner

HL FOI & Information Compliance, House of Lords

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Energy & Environment Sub-Committee

Written x 1:


Economic Affairs Committee

Oral x 2:

Written x 2:


International Relations Committee

Oral x 1:


Licensing Act 2003 Committee

Oral x 1:



Oral x 1:

Written x 1:


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Dear HL FOI & Information Compliance,

thank you very much. I wish US authorities were as prompt and diligent in replying to FOI requests.

Yours sincerely,

Till Bruckner

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