Extracts from Climategate statements

David Holland made this Freedom of Information request to University of East Anglia

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Dear University of East Anglia,

On page Ev 32 of the Report HC 444 of the Commons Science and Technology Committee published on 25 January 2011 are extracts of statements from Professors Jones and Briffa. For your convenience I reproduce them below this request.

[1] Please advise me the date on which each of these statements were given by the Professors.
[2] Please give me an electronic copy of each full statement.
[3] If not shown for any reason on these statements as disclosed please advise me if each was duly signed.

Yours faithfully,

David Holland

APPENDIX F
EXTRACTS FROM STATEMENTS BY PHIL JONES AND KEITH BRIFFA CONCERNING EMAIL DELETION

Phil Jones
“As I have said on a number of occasions I do delete emails from time to time — this is usually as part of a regular clear out but sometimes as I go along”.
“Most people seem to do the same to keep their email account manageable and because we are regularly reminded when storage space on our email system is nearly full”.
“There is also an environmental and economic cost to storing emails so it seems to me that it is not good practice just to keep everything”
“It would be very difficult to guess what might be asked for in future so I don’t go around deleting emails just because they might be asked for at some point.”
“I have previously confirmed that I have never knowingly deleted an email that was the subject of an active Freedom of Information request and neither have I deleted data”.

Keith Briffa
“For my part I wish to assure you that I have not knowingly deleted emails or files that were at the time subject to a request under FOIA or EIR, and will not do so in the future”.
“I also assure you that I will not suggest to anyone that they should delete emails or files subject to similar requests under FOIA or EIR”.
“I will use whatever means at my disposal to encourage greater openness and proactive compliance with FOIA and EIR within the CRU and the wider University.”

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Dear Mr Holland,

Please find attached a letter acknowledging your request for information received on 07 November 2012.
The letter also contains further information regarding the handling of this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will be in contact with you further in due course.

Yours sincerely,
Jane Baker

(On behalf of Dave Palmer)

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Freedom of Information, University of East Anglia

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Mr Holland,

 

Attached please find a response to your request received by us on 7
November 2012. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely, Dave Palmer

 

 

____________________________

David Palmer

Information Policy & Compliance Manager

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park

Norwich, England

NR4 7TJ

 

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Freedom of Information, University of East Anglia

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Mr Holland

 

Further to our letter and attachment of 6 December 2012, attached please
find further information in regards this matter.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours, Dave Palmer

 

____________________________

David Palmer

Information Policy & Compliance Manager

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park

Norwich, England

NR4 7TJ

 

Information Services

Tel: +44 (0)1603 593523

Fax: +44 (0)1603 591010