Liz Truss - Russia trip

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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I wish to see the following information regarding Elizabeth Truss' trip to Russia in February 2022:

1. The full names and job titles of those who went on the trip.

2. Full copies of all notes, minutes, agendas and briefing materials for meetings that were attended on the trip.

3. Full copies of all agendas/itineraries/dairies for the trip.

4. A full breakdown of all of the costs associated with the trip (including fees, travel, accommodation, food and any other related costs). If funding came from any second or third parties please include them in the breakdown.

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

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

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From: Joseph Lloyd <[FOI #845791 email]>
Sent: 20 March 2022 22:53
To: Information Rights (Sensitive) <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Liz Truss - Russia trip

 

 

Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I wish to see the following
information regarding Elizabeth Truss' trip to Russia in February 2022:

 

1. The full names and job titles of those who went on the trip.

 

2. Full copies of all notes, minutes, agendas and briefing materials for
meetings that were attended on the trip.

 

3. Full copies of all agendas/itineraries/dairies for the trip.

 

4. A full breakdown of all of the costs associated with the trip
(including fees, travel, accommodation, food and any other related costs).
If funding came from any second or third parties please include them in
the breakdown.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Joseph Lloyd

 

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Dear Information Rights (Sensitive),

I am referring specifically to the trip in this article:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/202...

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

Information Rights Unit,

Dear Mr Lloyd

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Our ref: FOI2022/09584

Dear Mr Lloyd,

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