Minutes of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Devolution Scotland, Wales and the Regions

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Dear Cabinet Office,

I would like to make a request under Freedom of Information to see the minutes of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Devolution Scotland, Wales and the Regions (DSWR). The remit of this committee, under the Chairmanship of the then Lord Chancellor, Derry Irvine, was:

‘To consider policy and other issues arising from the Government’s policies for devolution to Scotland and Wales and the regions of England and to promote and oversee progress of the relevant legislation through Parliament and it subsequent implementation.’

In December 2010 the release of these minutes was vetoed by the then Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw, on the spurious grounds that it would undermine the principles of collective responsibility.

It is in the public interest to know what was said, what representations were made and what considerations were taken, especially now that a second round of devolution to Scotland and Wales is on the political agenda.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Smith

Cabinet Office

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI316180

 

Dear IAIN SMITH

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
13/2/2012 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

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Dear Cabinet Office,

I understand that, by law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 9 March 2012.

Please advise the progress of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Iain Smith

Dear Cabinet Office,

I submitted a FOI request quite some time ago now. Could you please respond, or let me know why your response to my request is taking longer that the guideline times?

Yours faithfully,

Iain Smith

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