Morse Loan Charge review December 2019- Request for meeting notes. for

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Dear HM Treasury,

With FOI Ref: FOI2023/20483 , I requested minutes or documented summaries of the meetings between Sir Amyas Morse (or representatives of the Independent Loan Charge ) and Sir Iain Duncan Smith and David Davis.

As the review has now become official government policy, I received the notes requested.

As this FOI revealed that the minutes of meetings conducted as a part of this review do exist within the department and are not subject to any restrictions, or confidentiality, I am now requesting copies of the meeting notes held with

1. Mel Stride MP
2. Ray McCann (Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP)

Please provide these meeting notes as requested.
Thank you
Yours sincerely,

Lynn Webb

FOI Requests, HM Treasury

Our ref: FOI2024/01172

Dear Lynn Webb,

Thank you for your request for information which we are considering under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Dear Lynn Webb,

 

Please find attached an update on your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely

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Dear FOI Requests - HMT,

Ref: FOI FOI2024 01172 I
I am in receipt of HMT’s response to my FOI request. 
That is a LUDICROUS answer AND JUST A DELAYING TACTIC.
The information I have requested is no longer subject to ‘Formulation of a Government policy’ .

The policy went in to legislation in November 2017, and should therefore be available as a public record.
The Loan Charge is on the statute books - there is no more discussion over it.
HMT are just using this narrative and ‘section 36’ to obfuscate what is basically a very straightforward FOI request , to delay giving me what I have asked for - which HMT accept they hold on record.

How could it possibly take ‘up to 4 weeks’ to forward information HMT hold on record as part of the Morse review? They do not have to ‘search’ for it!

If HMT do not give me the information I have requested within the statutory FOI time limit - which is a perfectly reasonable request - I will take this matter up with my MP as this response is unacceptable.

Yours sincerely,
Lynn Webb

Yours sincerely,

Lynn Webb

Dear
Ref: FOI FOI2024/01172

I am in receipt of HMT’s response to my FOI request. 
That is a LUDICROUS answer AND JUST A DELAYING TACTIC.
The information I have requested is no longer subject to ‘Formulation of a Government policy’ .

The policy went in to legislation in November 2017, and should therefore be available as a public record.
The Loan Charge is on the statute books - there is no more discussion over it.
HMT are just using this narrative and ‘section 36’ to obfuscate what is basically a very straightforward FOI request , to delay giving me what I have asked for - which HMT accept they hold on record.

How could it possibly take ‘up to 4 weeks’ to forward information HMT hold on record as part of the Morse review? They do not have to ‘search’ for it!

If HMT do not give me the information I have requested within the statutory FOI time limit - which is a perfectly reasonable request - I will take this matter up with my MP as this response is unacceptable.

Yours sincerely,
Lynn Webb

Dear FOI Requests - HMT,
Despite my previous letter, I have yet to receive a reply to to my FOI. This is now long overdue, and there is no reason why you should have delayed providing the information I requested.
The notes of this meeting are public record since the policy referred to is now statute.
Please reply ASAP

Yours sincerely,

Lynn Webb