Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Civil Aviation Authority should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Civil Aviation 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,

Ermine Amies

Civil Aviation Authority

Thank you for your enquiry to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

We aim to respond as soon as possible. In some cases, we will need to seek specialist advice or forward your enquiry onto the most relevant area of the CAA to respond to you directly. This can sometimes take up to 20 working days.

Privacy Notice:

You have consented to the use of your personal information to enable us to consider, investigate where necessary, and respond to your enquiry. We are committed to doing that in the most safe, efficient and proper way. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at [CAA request email] . Depending on the nature of your enquiry, if you withdraw your consent we may still use your personal information to comply with our public function or our legal duty. A more comprehensive General Privacy Notice can be accessed further below.
Sometimes we may need to share your personal information with other organisations, such as when we need to investigate incidents with airlines or airports. In most cases we will be able to do this by removing your personal information. If the nature of the investigation means that we need to share your personal information we will obtain your consent beforehand. If you would prefer to make it known that you do not wish us to share your personal information, you can let us know straight away by emailing us at [CAA request email] .
Records of enquiries made to the CAA are retained for five years following a response or closure of a case or investigation, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a legal or regulatory basis. We sometimes retain information for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.

Enquiries or complaints:

You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing [CAA request email] . Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.

You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

You have a right to complain to the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your... about the CAA’s processing of personal data.

Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed at http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/G...

FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

Dear Mr Amies

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your application for the release of information held by the Civil Aviation Authority.

If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another public authority, we will contact you in the next five working days. Otherwise the information we are able to disclose will be assembled and made available to you within 20 working days from receipt of your request. If we are unable to provide any of the information requested an explanation will be provided.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this request please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Caroline

show quoted sections

FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

Dear Mr Amies

Further to the email below, while I appreciate that we were due to respond to your request for information by today (5 March), unfortunately we are not yet able to do so.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused, we will respond to your request as soon as possible, we not anticipate that there will be a significant delay.

Kind Regards

Jade Fitzgerald
Information Rights Officer
Communications Department
Civil Aviation Authority

Follow us on Twitter: @UK_CAA

Please consider the environment. Think before printing this email.

show quoted sections

Dear Jade,

Delay noted!

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies

Civil Aviation Authority

Thank you for your enquiry to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

We aim to respond as soon as possible. In some cases, we will need to seek specialist advice or forward your enquiry onto the most relevant area of the CAA to respond to you directly. This can sometimes take up to 20 working days.

Privacy Notice:

You have consented to the use of your personal information to enable us to consider, investigate where necessary, and respond to your enquiry. We are committed to doing that in the most safe, efficient and proper way. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at [CAA request email] . Depending on the nature of your enquiry, if you withdraw your consent we may still use your personal information to comply with our public function or our legal duty. A more comprehensive General Privacy Notice can be accessed further below.
Sometimes we may need to share your personal information with other organisations, such as when we need to investigate incidents with airlines or airports. In most cases we will be able to do this by removing your personal information. If the nature of the investigation means that we need to share your personal information we will obtain your consent beforehand. If you would prefer to make it known that you do not wish us to share your personal information, you can let us know straight away by emailing us at [CAA request email] .
Records of enquiries made to the CAA are retained for five years following a response or closure of a case or investigation, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a legal or regulatory basis. We sometimes retain information for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.

Enquiries or complaints:

You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing [CAA request email] . Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.

You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

You have a right to complain to the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your... about the CAA’s processing of personal data.

Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed at http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/G...

Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Delayed.

Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

It is now 3 weeks after the date you were legally required to respond. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Civil Aviation Authority

Thank you for your enquiry to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

We aim to respond as soon as possible. In some cases, we will need to seek specialist advice or forward your enquiry onto the most relevant area of the CAA to respond to you directly. This can sometimes take up to 20 working days.

Privacy Notice:

You have consented to the use of your personal information to enable us to consider, investigate where necessary, and respond to your enquiry. We are committed to doing that in the most safe, efficient and proper way. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at [CAA request email] . Depending on the nature of your enquiry, if you withdraw your consent we may still use your personal information to comply with our public function or our legal duty. A more comprehensive General Privacy Notice can be accessed further below.
Sometimes we may need to share your personal information with other organisations, such as when we need to investigate incidents with airlines or airports. In most cases we will be able to do this by removing your personal information. If the nature of the investigation means that we need to share your personal information we will obtain your consent beforehand. If you would prefer to make it known that you do not wish us to share your personal information, you can let us know straight away by emailing us at [CAA request email] .
Records of enquiries made to the CAA are retained for five years following a response or closure of a case or investigation, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a legal or regulatory basis. We sometimes retain information for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.

Enquiries or complaints:

You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing [CAA request email] . Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.

You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

You have a right to complain to the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your... about the CAA’s processing of personal data.

Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed at http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/G...

FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Amies

 

With apologies for the delayed response, please see attached the CAA’s
response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards

 

Jade Fitzgerald
Information Rights Officer

Communications Department
Civil Aviation Authority

Follow us on Twitter: [1]@UK_CAA

 

Please consider the environment. Think before printing this email.

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Aviation Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #'DontSubmitToStonewall.

Please review the exemptions claimed. Be aware that other Stonewall Diversity Champions have made full disclosure. The weight of public interest into the influence of Stonewall on organisation such as yours is significant so the decision should be reassessed.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Civil Aviation Authority

Thank you for your enquiry to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

We aim to respond as soon as possible. In some cases, we will need to seek specialist advice or forward your enquiry onto the most relevant area of the CAA to respond to you directly. This can sometimes take up to 20 working days.

Privacy Notice:

You have consented to the use of your personal information to enable us to consider, investigate where necessary, and respond to your enquiry. We are committed to doing that in the most safe, efficient and proper way. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at [CAA request email] . Depending on the nature of your enquiry, if you withdraw your consent we may still use your personal information to comply with our public function or our legal duty. A more comprehensive General Privacy Notice can be accessed further below.
Sometimes we may need to share your personal information with other organisations, such as when we need to investigate incidents with airlines or airports. In most cases we will be able to do this by removing your personal information. If the nature of the investigation means that we need to share your personal information we will obtain your consent beforehand. If you would prefer to make it known that you do not wish us to share your personal information, you can let us know straight away by emailing us at [CAA request email] .
Records of enquiries made to the CAA are retained for five years following a response or closure of a case or investigation, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a legal or regulatory basis. We sometimes retain information for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.

Enquiries or complaints:

You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing [CAA request email] . Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.

You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

You have a right to complain to the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your... about the CAA’s processing of personal data.

Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed at http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/G...

FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

Dear Ermine

 

Thank you for your email. We will pass your request for a review to one of
our independent appeals managers, who will contact you directly.

 

Kind regards

 

Mark Stevens
External Response Manager

Communications Department
Civil Aviation Authority

Follow us on Twitter: [1]@UK_CAA

 

At the CAA we respect agile working so, while it suits me to send this
now, I do not expect a  response or action outside of your own working
hours.

 

 

Please consider the environment. Think before printing this email.

 

 

 

 

 

show quoted sections

Philip Clarke, Civil Aviation Authority

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Amies

Please find attached an acknowledgement to your request for a review of your Freedom of Information request of earlier this year.

Kind regards

Philip Clarke (he/him)
Business Manager to the Chair and Chief Executive

At the CAA we respect agile working so, while it suits me to send this now, please only respond to this email inside your normal working hours.

Follow us on Twitter: @UK_CAA

Please consider the environment. Think before printing this email.

show quoted sections

Dear Philip Clarke

Thank you. I look forward to your review by 6 July,

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies