Horizon Working Group Reports to the Cabinet Office

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Dear Cabinet Office,

Please can you release the report of the Horizon Working Group which was submitted to the Cabinet Office in December 1999. (See Written Patliamentary Question of Mr Ashdown, 20th January 2000, below):

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm...

If the FOI time/cost allocation allows, please can you disclose all reports of the Horizon Working Group to the Cabinet Office during the time of its activities.

Many Thanks,
Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Shaikh

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please can you update on the progress of my FOI submission of 25th February 2021 regarding the Horizon Working Group and indicate the likely timescale for the release of information requested?

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

Dear Eleanor Shaikh, 
Thank you for your email. I'm sorry to hear that you have not received a
response. Having checked our system we don't seem to have a record of
receiving your request of 25th February 2021. Please can you provide the
full request so that we can action it as soon as possible?
Kind regards, 
Cabinet Office FOI Team

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Eleanor Shaikh

Dear FOI Team Mailbox,

Thankyou for you email of 30th April 2021. I am surprised to hear that you have no record of the request which was published on the WhatDoTheyKnow website on 25th February 2021. I resend it to you, below, and kindly ask that you acknowledge receipt of the request. Given the unfortunate delay I hope this will be given your swiftest attention.

‘Dear Cabinet Office,

Please can you release the report of the Horizon Working Group which was submitted to the Cabinet Office in December 1999. (See Written Patliamentary Question of Mr Ashdown, 20th January 2000, below):

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm...

If the FOI time/cost allocation allows, please can you disclose all reports of the Horizon Working Group to the Cabinet Office during the time of its activities.

Many Thanks,
Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Shaikh’

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/10056

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th May.
Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
2nd June.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/10056).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Cabinet Office FOI Request Team

Thank you for your response of 28th May 2021 to my FOI request 2021/10084 which was originally submitted to you on 25th February 2021.

It is clear both from my original request and from my follow-up email to you of 4th May, that I was asking you to release one document, a Horizon Working Group report which was submitted to the Cabinet Office in December 1999. I referred you to a written Parliamentary question in which the report is mentioned by Mr Ashdown (20th January 2000).

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm...

As a supplementary point, I asked ‘if the FOI time/cost allocation allows’ for you to release further Horizon Working Group reports.

It is therefore unjustified for you to refuse my primary request for the first document on the grounds of an ‘ambiguous time frame’ or on the basis of it exceeding the cost limit based on an estimated cost of one person spending 3.5 working days in finding and retrieving the information.

It is an unsatisfactory further delay given that disclosure has already been delayed by you on the grounds of your having no record of my original request, despite its being published on the WhatDoTheyKnow website on 25th February.

I look forward to your response,

Yours sincerely,
Eleanor Shaikh

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Thank you for your request for an internal review (reference
IR2021/12096), which was prompted by our response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We shall endeavour to complete the internal review and respond to you
within 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

Dear Cabinet Office,

Dear FOI Team,

Please can you advise on the current progress on your internal review which I requested on 28.05.21 (IR2021/12096) regarding your response to FOI request (2021/10084) of 25.02.21.

I would be most grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this email.

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,
I am very sorry that you have not yet received a response to your request.
I am emailing to inform you that your case is still under consideration,
and I hope to be able to provide you with a response shortly.
Kind regards, 
Cabinet Office FOI Team

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Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Please find attached our response to your request for an Internal Review
(reference IR2021/12096).

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please can you release the report of the Horizon Working Group which was submitted to the Cabinet Office in December 1999. (See Written Patliamentary Question of Mr Ashdown, 20th January 2000, below):

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm...

Thankyou,
Eleanor Shaikh

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/16439

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 6th
August. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
6th September.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/16439).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office