June Raine emails

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Dear Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency,

In response to this request, you replied with a letter, https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/8...
In this there are two links - S&S Final Clean: and Tracked Changes Version
1. Please send me a copy of those documents
2. Please send me a copy of the monthly copy of the equivalent of this June Raine letter from June 2021 to March 2022.
3. If any redactions are made please detail the reason for redactions as required under the FOI act and please detail it for the April letter already sent.
4. Please could you detail any conflicts of interest that June Raine may have in her role.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Jones

MHRA Customer Services, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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________________________________________ From: Barbara Jones <[FOI #868624
email]> Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:23:29 PM To: MHRA Customer
Services Subject: Freedom of Information request - June Raine emails Dear
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, In response to this
request, you replied with a letter,
https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlo...
In this there are two links - S&S Final Clean: and Tracked Changes Version
1. Please send me a copy of those documents 2. Please send me a copy of
the monthly copy of the equivalent of this June Raine letter from June
2021 to March 2022. 3. If any redactions are made please detail the reason
for redactions as required under the FOI act and please detail it for the
April letter already sent. 4. Please could you detail any conflicts of
interest that June Raine may have in her role. Yours faithfully, Barbara
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Our Ref: FOI 22/745

Dear Barbara Jones,

RE: REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your enquiry which we received on 8 June 2022.

I confirm that your request is now being handled under the Freedom of Information Act and you should receive a reply within 20 working days from our date of receipt.

If you need to contact us again about this request, please quote the reference number above.

Please be aware that we publish FOIs replies and these are redacted and are located on our website at the following link below.
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Kind Regards,

MHRA Customer Experience Centre
Communications and engagement team
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU
Telephone 020 3080 6000

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FOI 22/745

Dear Ms Jones,

Thank you for your email.

Please find attached the response and documents to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

MHRA Customer Experience Centre

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU Telephone 0203 080 6000

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Dear MHRA Customer Services,
Thank you for your reply and some information.
1. The information i wanted as far as redactions was "If any redactions are made please detail the reason
for redactions as required under the FOI act and please detail it for the April letter already sent." ie the number and section of the FOI act that you are making the redactions under.
2. You required clarification of my request for “a copy of the monthly copy of the equivalent of this June Raine letter from June 2021 to March 2022”
In reply to the orginal request ie https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/8...
you gave a letter from Dame Raine that was sent AFTER the request. That is inadequate to answer the request originally asked, the request needed proof from BEFORE my request.
The original questions were...
"1. Is there recorded data to show that Dame June Raine, as CEO of the MHRA, and hence ultimately responsible for its decisions, is fully aware of the data recorded on the Yellow Card system in relation to the Covid-19 vaccines?
2. Is there any recorded data to show whether Dame June Raine consider it necessary to present the public with a full written analysis of the 1,458,428 adverse events relating to the Covid-19 vaccines which are recorded by the Yellow Card system.
3. Is there any recorded data to show that Dame June Raine does not consider the 1,458,428 adverse events recorded by the Yellow Card system serious enough to warrant immediate withdrawal of the Covid-19 vaccines." https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/j...
I assumed the "permission" letters from Raine were monthly and so I asked for the equivalent previous monthly letters from June 2021 to March 2022 that you sent me from April.
I hope that clarifies it for you

Yours sincerely,

Barbara Jones

MHRA Customer Services, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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• is for information only 
 
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, 
Canary Wharf, 
London 
E14 4PU
gov.uk/mhra
Stay connected 
 
For information on how the Agency uses your personal data and your data
protection rights, please see our three centres’ Privacy Notices: MHRA,
CPRD and NIBSC. 
 
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2020. Ourguidance and information can be accessed here.

________________________________________ From: Barbara Jones <[FOI #868624
email]> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2022 2:52:58 PM To: MHRA Customer Services
Subject: Re: FOI 22/745 - Freedom of Information request - June Raine
emails Dear MHRA Customer Services, Thank you for your reply and some
information. 1. The information i wanted as far as redactions was "If any
redactions are made please detail the reason for redactions as required
under the FOI act and please detail it for the April letter already sent."
ie the number and section of the FOI act that you are making the
redactions under. 2. You required clarification of my request for “a copy
of the monthly copy of the equivalent of this June Raine letter from June
2021 to March 2022” In reply to the orginal request ie
https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlo...
you gave a letter from Dame Raine that was sent AFTER the request. That is
inadequate to answer the request originally asked, the request needed
proof from BEFORE my request. The original questions were... "1. Is there
recorded data to show that Dame June Raine, as CEO of the MHRA, and hence
ultimately responsible for its decisions, is fully aware of the data
recorded on the Yellow Card system in relation to the Covid-19 vaccines?
2. Is there any recorded data to show whether Dame June Raine consider it
necessary to present the public with a full written analysis of the
1,458,428 adverse events relating to the Covid-19 vaccines which are
recorded by the Yellow Card system. 3. Is there any recorded data to show
that Dame June Raine does not consider the 1,458,428 adverse events
recorded by the Yellow Card system serious enough to warrant immediate
withdrawal of the Covid-19 vaccines."
https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlo...
I assumed the "permission" letters from Raine were monthly and so I asked
for the equivalent previous monthly letters from June 2021 to March 2022
that you sent me from April. I hope that clarifies it for you Yours
sincerely, Barbara Jones -----Original Message----- FOI 22/745 Dear Ms
Jones, Thank you for your email. Please find attached the response and
documents to your FOI request. Yours sincerely MHRA Customer Experience
Centre Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 10 South
Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU Telephone 0203 080 6000
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Our Ref: FOI 22/841

Dear Ms Jones,

RE: REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your enquiry which we received on 22nd July 2022.

I confirm that your request is now being handled under the Freedom of Information Act and you should receive a reply within 20 working days from our date of receipt.

If you need to contact us again about this request, please quote the reference number above.

Please be aware that we publish FOIs replies and these are redacted and are located on our website at the following link below.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

Kind Regards,

MHRA Customer Experience Centre
Communications and engagement team
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU
Telephone 020 3080 6000

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Our ref: FOI 22/841

Dear Ms Jones,

Thank you for your request of 22 July 2022 under the Freedom of Information Act, we apologise for the long delay in this response.

On your first point, we apologise for not citing the relevant part of the Freedom of Information Act in our reply to you of 07 July 2022. We confirm that all redactions we applied were under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act. The redacted information is personal data (names of members of staff), and its disclosure would lead to the identification of individuals. The staff names withheld are those of members of staff below a certain level of seniority; this is consistent with our approach to the disclosure of staff names.

Regarding your second point, the 'Coronavirus vaccine - summary of Yellow Card reporting' webpage was updated on a weekly basis between June 2021 and March 2022 (with the exception of a two-week publication during Christmas 2021). Details of the publication dates can be found by following the link below, scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking onto '+ show all updates'

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

The weekly updates were approved by Dr June Raine, or when Dr Raine was not available these updates were approved by Dr Alison Cave, Chief Safety Officer.

Could you let us know if you would like to receive any information we hold which evidences the weekly sign off of the updates made to this page?

We apologise once more for the long delay in reply.

Yours sincerely

MHRA Customer Experience Centre
Communications and engagement team
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU

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