Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

The request was refused by Cabinet Office.

Dear Cabinet 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

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/02442

Dear Ermine Amies,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th
February. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
4th March.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

The Cabinet Office have extended their reply time period by a month to 6 April. “It is occasional y [sic] necessary to extend the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response. Information you have requested is exempt under section 43 of the Act, which relates to information where disclosure would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person. Section 43 is subject to a public interest test and the Cabinet Office has not yet reached a decision on whether the balance of the public interest favours disclosure of this information. By virtue of section 10(3), when public authorities have to consider the balance of the public interest in relation to a request, they do not have to comply with the request until such time as is reasonable in the circumstances.”

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Ermine Amies,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/02442).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office