Media meetings

Joseph Lloyd made this Freedom of Information request to HM Treasury

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I wish to see the following:

Full copies of all minutes, agendas and briefing materials for meetings the Chancellor held with journalists on the following dates:

2020-07-07 Rishi Sunak Geordie Greig - Editor, Daily Mail
2020-07-08 Rishi Sunak John Witherow - Editor, The Times
2020-07-08 Chris Evans - Editor, The Telegraph
2020-07-08 Roula Khalaf - Editor, Financial Times
2020-07-08 Victoria Newton - Editor, The Sun
2020-07-08 Gary Jones - Editor, Daily Express
2020-07-08 Katharine Viner - Editor in Chief, Guardian
2020-07-27 Bloomberg
2020-07-28 David Smith - Economics Editor, Sunday Times
2020-08-04 Geordie Greig - Editor, Daily Mail
2020-08-11 Katharine Viner - Editor in Chief, Guardian
2020-08-13 Ted Verity - Editor, Mail on Sunday
2020-08-14 Fraser Nelson (Editor) - Spectator & Allister Heath (Editor) - Sunday Telegraph
2020-08-18 Victoria Newton - Editor, The Sun
2020-08-26 Rupert Murdoch - Owner, News UK
2020-09-01 Chris Evans - Editor, The Telegraph
2020-09-02 Emma Tucker (Editor) & Tim Shipman (Political Editor) - Sunday Times
2020-09-09 Gary Jones - Editor, Daily Express
2020-09-10 John Witherow - Editor, The Times
2020-09-16 Beth Rigby - Political Editor, Sky News
2020-09-17 Rebekah Brooks - CEO of News UK
2020-09-18 Roula Khalaf - Editor, Financial Times
2020-09-21 Emily Sheffield - Editor, Evening Standard

Please also include any other materials that were handed out or received during the meetings, such as presentations, reports, etc..

Yours faithfully,
Joseph Lloyd

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Our ref: FOI2021/16859

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,  

 

Please see attached an interim response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

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Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ  
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Dear Joseph Lloyd,  

 

I am writing to let you know that we are continuing our consideration of
the public interest in relation to disclosure, and now expect to provide
our response on or before 27 August.

 

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,  

 

Please see attached an interim response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Information Rights Unit | Correspondence and Information Rights | HM
Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ  
[2]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury 

 

 

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Dear Joseph Lloyd

Please find attached HM Treasury’s interim response to your information

request.

 

 

Yours sincerely

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Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A

2HQ | [1]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

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Dear Joseph Lloyd

Please find attached a response to your recent FOI request.

Kind regards

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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 'Media meetings'.

While I appreciate HMT have released some briefing materials (abet in a redacted form) my request was for full copies of all minutes, agendas and briefing materials.

Please consider releasing the minutes and agendas that I requested in full.

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

Yours faithfully,
Joseph Lloyd

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Dear Joseph Lloyd,

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

I can confirm that your review request was received on 20th October and is
receiving attention under our reference IR2021/24470.

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

However, in line with the Information Commissioner's guidelines and the
[1]2018 FOI Code of Practice, we aim to complete  internal reviews within
20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Unit | Correspondence and Information Rights | HM
Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ  
[2]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

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Dear Joseph Lloyd

Please find attached a response to your recent IR request.

Kind regards

Information Rights Unit

| HM Treasury | Ground Orange | 1 Horse Guards Road, SW1A 2HQ |
[1]www.gov.uk/hm-treasury

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Joseph Lloyd left an annotation ()

HMT has now released all the information I originally requested following an ICO complaint:

https://gofile.io/d/mGeOz4