Dear Department for Education,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Could I please have a copy of all correspondence between the Independent Schools Council and government ministers in the department since January 2020.
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Dear Jim Fitzpatrick
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Dear Mr Fitzpatrick,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on the 7^th
of December 2022. You requested:
Could I please have a copy of all correspondence between the Independent
Schools Council and government ministers in the department since January
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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receiving this reply, and thank you for your patience in this matter.
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