Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear Greater London Authority,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

C Griffiths

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #723961 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information about your
dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

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Dear C Griffiths,
Please find attached our response to your request of 4 February 2021.
Information Governance Team

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Dear Greater London Authority,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please
provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following
descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a "Stonewall Diversity
Champion" or to be included on Stonewall's "Workplace Equality Index,"
including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please
redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or
2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in
broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be
entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out
connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact
assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind,
if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019;
(ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme
in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

C Griffiths

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Dear Information Governance Officer

Your ref: MGLA040221-5397

Thank you for your response.

To clarify question 3 of my request, I do not require to see multiple copies of the same communication if it has landed in many different inboxes: it will be acceptable, for example, to examine a single inbox that is on the relevant distribution list, such as the person or team (eg within HR department) who is primarily responsible for the relationship with Stonewall, and provide copies of all the emails that have been received within that inbox. It would also be acceptable to restrict it to 'non-standard' emails that, for example, focus on any discussions about your own internal policies, rather than generic information about Stonewall, events, newsletters etc.

If that is not feasible within the costs limit, than I will accept your suggestion of excluding question 3 for the reasons you state.

Yours sincerely,

C Griffiths

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #723961 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: MGLA040221-5397 Freedom of Information request -
Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Greater London Authority,

It is now nearly three months since I clarified my FOI request, and I am still awaiting a response. I would therefore be grateful for an update as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

C Griffiths

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #723961 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: RE: MGLA040221-5397 Freedom of Information request -
Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Greater London Authority,

Your ref: MGLA040221-5397

I would like to request an internal review of the FOI request I made on 4 February 2021 (clarified on 24 February 2021). I have not yet received a reply, which is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

C Griffiths

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #723961 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material
removed]

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

References

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

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Please find attached our response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer

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Dear Information Governance Officer

Your ref: MGLA040221-5397

Thank you for your response.

To clarify question 3 of my request, I do not require to see multiple
copies of the same communication if it has landed in many different
inboxes: it will be acceptable, for example, to examine a single inbox
that is on the relevant distribution list, such as the person or team (eg
within HR department) who is primarily responsible for the relationship
with Stonewall, and provide copies of all the emails that have been
received within that inbox. It would also be acceptable to restrict it to
'non-standard' emails that, for example, focus on any discussions about
your own internal policies, rather than generic information about
Stonewall, events, newsletters etc.

If that is not feasible within the costs limit, than I will accept your
suggestion of excluding question 3 for the reasons you state.

Yours sincerely,

C Griffiths

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Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

Dear C Griffiths

Thank you for your further correspondence which the Greater London
Authority (GLA) received on 5 September 2021.

You have expressed dissatisfaction with our failure to respond to your
request within 20 working days. I am now responding to you under the GLA's
internal review procedure.
 
Your refined request was received on 24 February 2021. The deadline to
respond to your request was 24 March 2021. The GLA responded to your
request on 7 January 2022. This response was long overdue, and I uphold
your complaint that the GLA failed to respond to your request under the
time frame of 20 working days as set out under section 10 of the Act.
 
I would like to apologise for the delay in responding to your request and
internal review and for any inconvenience this may have caused. 
 
I hope this review has helped to address your concerns. If you remain
dissatisfied, you may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner
at the following address:
 
Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow SK9
5AF
 
http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints 

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer

Greater London Authority 

 

Dear Greater London Authority,

Your ref: MGLA040221-5397

I would like to request an internal review of the FOI request I made on 4
February 2021 (clarified on 24 February 2021). I have not yet received a
reply, which is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

C Griffiths

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NHS health information and advice about coronavirus can be found at
[1]nhs.uk/coronavirus

The GLA stands against racism. Black Lives Matter.  
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY NOTICE:
The information in this email may contain confidential or privileged
materials. For more information
see [2]https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/email...

References

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