Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

If you could accept this as a FOI request.

Could you provide;

All information held in relation to the Northern Ireland RHI scheme

Can you confirm:

if you or if DfE has request you to seek a determination from the EC in regards to this scheme and whether it is illegal state aid.

if you have received a determination from EC in regard to this scheme and whether it is illegal state aid.

are aware if the EC are currently investigating this scheme due to potential of being illegal state aid.

Can you provide the annual reports submitted to the EC in relation to this notified and approved scheme.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Clarke

correspondence@bis.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS Ref: FOI2017/00322

Dear Mr Clarke

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 9th
January. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deal
with.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will reply at the latest by 6th February.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(BEIS).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

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Dear Mr Clarke

Please see the attached reply from BEIS to your request - ref FOI2017/00322.

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

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis

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Dear FOI Requests,

Many thanks for the response to this FOI request. At this point I will hold this request and possibly if necessary limit the request to a specific time period in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

I was hoping to now reduce the scope of this request. The Department for the Economy have stated they contacted you regarding issues with the scheme. So if you could provide the communications for issues (such as overcompensation or variations from notification to EC) relating to the scheme since January 2016 and communications relating to the amendment of tariffs (dates from Nov 2016) and the new scheme in prenotification to EC (also from Nov 2016 onwards).

I hope this has narrowed the scope of the request sufficiently.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Probably best to reply directly to the response from "FOI Requests" dated 31/01/17 - BEIS seem to be using a piece of ticketing software that is sensitive...

Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

I was hoping to now reduce the scope of this request. The Department for the Economy have stated they contacted you regarding issues with the scheme. So if you could provide the communications for issues (such as overcompensation or variations from notification to EC) relating to the scheme since January 2016 and communications relating to the amendment of tariffs (dates from Nov 2016) and the new scheme in prenotification to EC (also from Nov 2016 onwards).

I hope this has narrowed the scope of the request sufficiently.

Yours sincerely,

Yours faithfully,

Gary Clarke

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2017/05172

Dear Mr Clarke

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 22nd
February. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deal
with.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 22nd March.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above
in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is
making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills
across the economy. BEIS: working together for growth

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

Just emailing to confirm if the department is continuing to check for information in relation to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Clarke

Please see the attached letter regarding your request - BEIS ref FOI2017/05172.

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

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Clarke

Please see the attached reply to your request - BEIS ref FOI2017/05172.

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

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis

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Dear FOI Requests,

Many thanks for your response.

There was no specified source of communications. For example I was not specifically looking for communications between DBEIS and the EC. Can you confirm that you consider communications between DfE and DBEIS to be covered under this exclusion.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear FOI Requests,

Just emailing if you can update me as to the query on this FOI response.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear FOI Requests,

Just following up on this request for clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

I have as yet not received a response to a query on the FOI request response.

If you are unable to clarify the information please instigate an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

Despite asking for clarification on FOI2017/05172 and requesting an internal review I have not received a response regarding this refusal.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2017/05172

Dear Mr Clarke

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
9th May. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deal
with.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above
in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is
making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills
across the economy. BEIS: working together for growth

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

Just following up on this overdue Internal Review.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear FOI Requests,

I am just following up on the internal review into FOI2017/05172 which is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dear Mr Clarke

Thank you for your email of 25 July concerning internal review of FOI2017/05172.
We apologise for the delay in responding to you.

Your review is under consideration but we still need longer to complete the review. We hope to reply to you in full shortly.

Kind regards
Information Rights Unit
BEIS

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Dear FOI Requests,

I was just hoping to follow up this internal review as it is now over three months since the request for an internal review was requested.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

Just following up on ref: FOI2017/05172 - which has been under internal review for approaching 4 months now.

The Information Commissioner’s Office advice is as follows;

"The Information Commissioner’s Office recommends that public authorities carry out internal reviews within 20 working days. Under Environmental Regulations Information there is a legal requirement that internal reviews must be carried out as soon as possible and within 40 working days."

This timeframe has far been exceeded.

Yours sincerely,

Gary Clarke

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dear Mr Clarke

Thank you for your email of 4 September regarding the internal review of FOI2017/05172.

We apologise for the delay in replying to your internal review request. Unfortunately, this review has taken longer than we would have liked to administer. We can assure you this matter is currently under consideration and we hope to respond to you in full shortly.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit
BEIS

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Clarke

Please see the attached reply to the internal review of FOI2017/05172.
We apologise for the delay in completing this.

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

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis

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

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis

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