Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

Louise Lewis made this Freedom of Information request to Welsh Government

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Welsh Government,

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,

Louise Lewis

Welsh Government

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Dear Louise Lewis

 

Further to your recent request for information, please find attached an
acknowledgment letter which also contains a request for clarification.  I
would be grateful if you could confirm the position in relation to part 3
of the request at your earliest convenience.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

Ffôn - Phone: 03000 251578
E-bost - E-mail:  Jamie.Jenkins@gov.wales

 

 

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

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1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Welsh Government

Dear Louise Lewis

 

Further to my email below, a correction – the date of receipt should read
4 February 2021.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

Ffôn - Phone: 03000 251578
E-bost - E-mail:  Jamie.Jenkins@gov.wales

 

 

 

 

 

From: Central Departments - FOI/DP
Sent: 09 February 2021 08:45
To: [FOI #724006 email]
Cc: Central Departments - FOI/DP <CentralDepartments-FOIDP@gov.wales>
Subject: Welsh Government request for information ATISN 14841 -
acknowledgement - request for clarification

 

Dear Louise Lewis

 

Further to your recent request for information, please find attached an
acknowledgment letter which also contains a request for clarification.  I
would be grateful if you could confirm the position in relation to part 3
of the request at your earliest convenience.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

Ffôn - Phone: 03000 251578
E-bost - E-mail:  [1]Jamie.Jenkins@gov.wales

 

 

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [2]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [3]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

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1. mailto:Jamie.Jenkins@gov.wales
2. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
3. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Dear Welsh Government,
With respect to your request for clarification, please could I have information in relation to any advice provided from Stonewall showing how their advice supercedes the Equality Act, and the basis in law for this, and why, when changing female toilets to mixed sex, an Equality Impact Assessment is not required.
Many thanks.
Yours faithfully,

Louise Lewis

Dear Welsh Government,
I've received notification that you still require clarification so I provide this below, which supercedes my last clarification which has not been acknowledged as yet.

Part 3 of my request asks for “Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure…”

That is a completely clear description of what I am seeking. I wish to see every written communication that you have received from Stonewall in the two years specified. If you have been deluged with communications from Stonewall in that period, it is possible that that is a large class of information, but the fact that it is large does not affect its clarity.

It is possible that the quantity of information in scope would provide grounds for exemption under section 12 of the Act on the basis that the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit. If so, I direct your attention to your section 16 duty to provide me with advice and assistance. The specific assistance I would like you to provide me with to help me to refine my request and make it possible for you to comply without incurring excessive costs is a list of the custodians (by job title; I do not need to know names) you believe to have been the recipients of such communications.

That, of course, does not exhaust your duty to provide me with advice and assistance: you should also turn your minds to any other ways in which you can help me to refine my request so that it captures a representative picture of your dealings with Stonewall without exceeding the appropriate limit.

Kind regards.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Lewis

Welsh Government

11 Attachments

Dear Louise Lewis

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of documents that were in scope of release, this is email 1 of 6.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie
Jamie Jenkins
Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager
Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group
Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

9 Attachments

Dear  Louise Lewis

 

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of
documents that were in scope of release, this is email 2 of 6

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Welsh Government

11 Attachments

Dear Louise Lewis

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of documents that were in scope of release, this is email 3 of 6.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie
Jamie Jenkins
Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager
Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group
Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

12 Attachments

Dear Louise Lewis

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of documents that were in scope of release, this is email 4 of 6.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie
Jamie Jenkins
Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager
Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group
Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government
Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Welsh Government

12 Attachments

Dear  Louise Lewis

 

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of
documents that were in scope of release, this is email 5 of 6.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Welsh Government

4 Attachments

Dear  Louise Lewis

 

Further to your recent request for information, due to the number of
documents that were in scope of release, this is email 6 of 6.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...