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 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

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

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

Dear Ermine Amies,

Thank you for your email. You appear to have sent the same request twice to the FCDO. We shall therefore cancel this request and respond to your other email within twenty working days.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

You have at least 2 Stonewall Diversity Champion registrations, according to the Stonewall website - FCDO and FCDO Services.

So I have made a separate FOI request for each programme, one for the FCDO and the other for FCDO Services.

So this request is not cancelled. Please reinstate it.

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies

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

Dear Ermine Amies,

Thank you for your reply.

FCDO Services had already received another identically worded FOI through the whatdotheyknow.com site: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

The https://legalfeminist.org.uk/2021/02/04/... website suggests (point 4) that it is not necessary to submit the same request more than once to the same public authority.

With that in mind, you might still wish to cancel this request; however, if you would still like to receive a reply, we shall pass this to FCDO Services for response.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

Thank you. I now understand. I will withdraw my request.

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies

Information Rights Unit,

Dear Ermine AmieS

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We received your request on 8th February. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Monday, 8th March.

Please note, however, that reprioritisation of resources due to the
COVID-19 crisis, and measures we are required to take to prevent the
spread of the virus, continue to have an impact on our ability to respond
to all requests within the statutory deadline.

We have significantly reduced on-site working which will mean delays to
responses which require access to paper records.

We are endeavouring to process requests as quickly as possible, and
appreciate your patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Information Rights Unit,

Dear Ermine AmieS

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We received your request on 8th February. It has been assigned a unique
reference number (above). We aim to respond by Monday, 8th March.

Please note, however, that reprioritisation of resources due to the
COVID-19 crisis, and measures we are required to take to prevent the
spread of the virus, continue to have an impact on our ability to respond
to all requests within the statutory deadline.

We have significantly reduced on-site working which will mean delays to
responses which require access to paper records.

We are endeavouring to process requests as quickly as possible, and
appreciate your patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Information Rights Unit,

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Dear Ermine Amies,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2021/03095, received 8th February. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office