Gavin Williamson MP

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

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Edward Williams

Dear Cabinet Office,

Background:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...

"Sources in the Cabinet Office, however, say they are satisfied that the source of the leak has been identified. "

Request:
1. I would like all information relating to contacts you have had with the media (all kinds) regarding resignation of Gavin Williamson, MP. This includes, but is not limited to, press statements and unofficial stuff. The names of all senior civil servants should NOT be redacted. This request covers the period from the date of the relevant NSC meeting to date.

2. I would like the document where Mr Williamson signed the Official Secrets Act, if you don't have it, then pls say who does. You can redact his signature as personal data along with his home address.

3.Please state if you have the 11 minute 'leak' phone call recorded, I would like a copy and a transcript.

4. Identify the names of all person who have had their security clearance removed/reduced, and why, due to the leak. Include reports, email etc.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI327973

Dear EDWARD WILLIAMS

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received
on 3/5/2019 and we are considering if it is appropriate to deal with under
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Edward Williams

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Gavin Williamson MP'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Edward Williams

Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

You have already had one extension. What are you playing at?

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Edward Williams

Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

FOI Reference: FOI32973

Response is now very overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Edward Williams

Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

Still waiting for response.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  IR328285

Dear EDWARD WILLIAMS

Thank you for your request for an internal review. Your request was
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Edward Williams

Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

IR328285

The request for IR is made on the basis that the request was not answered in a reasonable time.

After the IR is served, I will immediately refer the matter to the ICO under s50.

Please stop with the infantile delaying tactics.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

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Dear Cabinet Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Gavin Williamson MP'.

Please tell me if you know who has the 11 min phone call/transcript.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk -
"An eleven minute phone call is what appears to have sparked Gavin Williamson’s spectacular and dramatic downfall from government.

When the defence secretary talked to Telegraph journalist Steven Swinford last Tuesday, he set in train a sequence of events that ended with the first leak-related sacking of a Cabinet minister in 70 years.

Communications records, showing that the pair spoke after two crucial meetings of the National Security Council (NSC) and Cabinet that day, are understood to have revealed the exact length and time of the call.

In a two-hour session with the official leak inquiry investigators last Friday, Williamson strenuously denied that he had discussed any confidential material from the NSC meeting, never mind the Huawei case. He’d chatted instead about the Tory leadership, Brexit and other matters, he said.

But it’s clear that his explanation simply didn’t wash with the inquiry - or with Theresa May."

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  IR327973

Dear EDWARD WILLIAMS

Thank you for your request for an internal review. Your request was
received on 15/8/2019 and is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
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