Goddard Resignation and Information

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please could you tell me the reasons for Ms Goddards resignation
Please could you send me all the correspondence in any form, including emails exchanged between the Home Secretary and Lowell Goddard in 2016.
If this is going to go over any time threshold, please limit it to those in July and August.

Yours faithfully

Cathy Fox

FOI Requests, Home Office

Ms Fox,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 40629). We will aim to send you a full response by 02/09/2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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FOI Requests, Home Office

Ms Fox,

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 40629). We will aim to
send you a full response by 02/09/2016 which is twenty working days from
the date we received your request.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Thank you,

 

J Douglas

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

 

 

 

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Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

 

Home Office

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

[1]www.gov.uk/home-office

 

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Thankyou for your reply to my request 40629. In your reply you say "The Home Office does not hold information or correspondence within the scope of your request" Under S 16 could you give advice as to whether that is because they communicated in some other way, or is correspondence routinely deleted, and that would not show up for a FOI request, or perhaps some other reason.
Could you send any recorded information of any telephone calls between Goddard and Home Secretary?
Did the Home Office have people who communicate with the Inquiry Chair, and if so who and what are their titles?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Thankyou for your reply to my request 40629. In your reply you say "The Home Office does not hold information or correspondence within the scope of your request" Under S 16 could you give advice as to whether that is because they communicated in some other way, or is correspondence routinely deleted, and that would not show up for a FOI request, or perhaps some other reason.
Could you send any recorded information of any telephone calls between Goddard and Home Secretary?
Did the Home Office have people who communicate with the Inquiry Chair, and if so who and what are their titles?

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

FOI Requests, Home Office

Ms Fox,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 40909). We will aim to send you a full response by 26/09/2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Please see the attached letter about your Freedom of Information requests.

 

 

Home Office

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

[1]www.gov.uk/home-office

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Thank you for the indication that you will not be able to answer on time. Bearing in mind that this is a legal requirement, could you indicate why you cannot meet this legal reuirement?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

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Dear Home Office,

Thank you for the indication that you will not be able to answer on time. Bearing in mind that this is a legal requirement, could you indicate why you cannot meet this legal reuirement?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Responses,

I believe you are deliberately and illegally delaying this request. Please answer as required by the requirements of the FOI Act or state why not.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Responses, Home Office

1 Attachment

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

 

Home Office

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

[1]www.gov.uk/home-office

 

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Goddard Resignation and Information'.

1.
Could you send any recorded information of any telephone calls between Goddard
and Home Secretary?
2.
Did the Home Office have people who communicate with the Inquiry Chair, and if so
who and what are their titles?
Reply " In response to part 1 of your request, I can confirm that the Home Office holds the
information that you have requested.
The information you requested includes notes of telephone conversations between Dame Lowell Goddard and the former Home Secretary when the statutory Inquiry was being established. After careful consideration we have decided that the information is exempt from disclosure under
section 36(2)(b)(ii) and section 36(2)(c) of the FOI Act.
These provide that information can be withheld where disclosure would:

In the case of section 36(2)(b)(ii), inhibit the free and frank exchange of views for
the purposes of deliberation, and the public interest falls in favour of maintaining the
exemption.

In the case of section 36(2)(c), otherwise prejudice the effective conduct of public
affairs, and the public interest falls in favour of maintaining the exemption.
These are qualified exemptions, which require us to take into account the balance of the
public interest in withholding or disclosing the information. We fully recognise that there is
a general public interest in transparency and openness and in the setting up of the Inquiry
.
We believe, however, that placing such e-mails in the public domain would result in a high
risk that future discussions would be inhibited and that future candidates may also be
deterred from applying for high profile positions of this nature, thereby inhibiting
free and frank discussion and prejudicing the effective conduct of public affairs. We have concluded
that the balance of the public interest lies in maintaining the exemptions and not disclosing
the information."

On Part two please could you give me some idea where in the document the information you are directing me to is?
On Part 1 exemption 36 is claimed. Which person authorised this to be used?
I do not believe that tthere is any justification for the metadata being withheld , such as who the emails are from and to, dates, times, subject.
Also bearing in mind the transparency and open , particularly as Goddard was the third failed Chair, and the lack of transparency and openness so far of the Inquiry and Home Office, it is belived that this is outweighs anything else
Further more please tell me why this request was not answered in the time as required by law , as it dates from aug 30 and it took nearly 4 months and no apology

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,

Cathy Fox

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Cathy Fox,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request for an Internal Review.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (retaining case ref 40629). We will aim to send you a full response by 31/01/17 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

A Callaghan
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear FOI Requests,

This internal review has been overlooked, can you tell me what is happening to it and why it is delayed?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Requests,

This request for is way overdue. Can you tell me why?

Cathy Fox

Dear FOI Requests,

The internal review is way overdue, "We will aim to send you a full response by 31/01/17 which is twenty working days from the date..."
Please can you tell me why it is overdue and when the Home Office is going to abide by the FOI Act as it is your duty to do?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

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