Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

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

1. Any application FCDO Services 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 or FCDO Services received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you & FCDO Services 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 FCDO Services paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

I would be grateful if you would tell me when you will be able to respond to this request.

Thank you, ,

Ermine Amies

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dear Ermine Amies


Thank you for your email regarding your request for information.


We responded to your request on 08 March 2021, Please find attached a copy
of the response for your records.


Yours sincerely


Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office



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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Section 12 exemption: "If you were to make a new request for a narrower range of information, we may be able to comply within the cost limit. You might, for instance, wish to limit a new request for information to a specific topic, for example membership dates or the total amount of money paid to Stonewall during specified years. "

Dear Information Rights Unit,

Thank you for your suggestion. I will consider next steps.

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies