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Dear Ministry of Defence,
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,

U. Winfield

People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear U Winfield,

 

Please see the attached response from the Ministry of Defence to your
recent request for information.

 

Regards,

 

Defence People Secretariat (Parliamentary) | Chief of Defence People
|Floor 6, Zone N | Main Building | London | SW1A 2HB

 

 

Dear People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thank you for your response dated 3rd March. I understand that a thorough search of your records will take too much time and thus the expense of obtaining answers to my questions will be above the expense limit for FoI requests. Therefore I would like to simplify my questions, as follows:

1. Did you make any application in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index”? If possible please include attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary. But if this will take too long, then just "yes" or "no" for 2019 and 2020 would suffice, please.
2. Did you receive any feedback in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme? Again a "yes" or "no" answer for both years, please.
3. Have you had any other communication 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). Again a "yes" or "no" for 2019 and 2020, please.
4. Did you carry out any equality impact assessment in connection with any of these applications? Please include any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done. Again a "yes" or "no" answer and for which years (2019 and/or 2020)?
5. How much money in total did you pay to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services?
6. Do you intend to continue your membership of either of the two Stonewall schemes in the future, and if so which one(s)?

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Dear Ministry of Defence,
I sent you a response on 6th March in which I simplified the questions in my original FoI request.
You have not replied to my response.

I am calling for an internal review, please.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Winfield,

 

Thank you for your enquiry.   We do, indeed, owe you a response, which was
due on the 7 April (ref FOI2021/02580).    We have made enquiries on your
behalf to the relevant area of the Department that is preparing it and
they confirm that are aiming to send a substantive response to you by
tomorrow (i.e. 21 April 2021).   Given that a response is imminent, we
would not normally conduct a handling review but if, on receipt, you are
dissatisfied with the contents of the response provided or if you should
experience a further delay please contact us again.

 

We thank you for your patience.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear U Winfield,

 

Please find enclosed a response from the Ministry of Defence to your FOIA
request. I apologise for the delay in sending this to you.

 

Regards,

 

Defence People Secretariat

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