Liz Truss visit to Brazil April 2018

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

While Chief Secretary to the Treasury in April 2018, Liz Truss MP visited Brazil.

I'd like to know:
- Who did Liz Truss meet in Brazil, including official job title;
- When;
- Detailed minutes & notes from each meeting;

Liz Truss claimed that, during her visit to Brazil, it is "vital" that the UK government "make the case" for "free markets, an open economy, and privatisation". (https://twitter.com/trussliz/status/9837...)

I'd like to know:
- How did Liz Truss, on behalf of the UK government, make the case for this?
- Did Liz Truss meet with representatives of the Instituto Millenium, and if so:
- Who, when, and I'd like to see detailed minutes;
- Did Liz Truss meet with representatives of BP, Shell, or other British energy businesses operating in Brazil, and if so:
- Who, when, and I'd like to see detailed minutes.

Yours faithfully,
John McEvoy

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Dear FOI Requests,

This is now 2 days late. I'll be forwarding this to the Information commissioner without a prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty's Treasury's handling of my FOI request 'Liz Truss visit to Brazil April 2018'.

It has been delayed on multiple occasions without any communication. I was last told that I should receive a response by 8 November; I have still received no correspondence.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Kevin

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Thank you for your email regarding your request for an internal review.

I can confirm that your review request was received on 18 November 2019
and is receiving attention under our reference R70/19.

There is no statutory deadline for responding to internal review requests.

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Dear FOI Requests,

It is now more than 20 days since I requested an internal review due to reticence to respond on your part. When can I expect a response?

Yours sincerely,

Kevin

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

This response is now shockingly overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Full correspondence can be found here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Kevin

Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

This request was made 6 months ago. Why have I received no official update, as you are legally obliged to do so?

Yours faithfully,

Kevin McEvoy