This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Plans for informing the public on Brexit progress.'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information Team 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Correspondence​ ​Unit 
www.gov.uk 
9​ ​Downing​ ​Street 
SW1A​ ​2AG 
 
 
 
 
Lee 
Via:​ ​​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
Our​ ​ref:​ ​DEX000622  
09​ ​October​ ​2017  
Dear​ ​​Lee, 
 
 
I​ ​refer​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​asked: 
 
 
I​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​plan​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been​ ​created​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​public​ ​is​ ​fully​ ​informed​ ​on​ ​Brexit 
progress.​ ​You​ ​might​ ​call​ ​this​ ​a​ ​'Brexit​ ​Communications​ ​Plan'​ ​or​ ​words​ ​to​ ​that​ ​effect.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​essentially 
asking​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​you​ ​have​ ​as​ ​a​ ​documented​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​communications​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public. 
 
 
 
I​ ​can​ ​confirm​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​for​ ​Exiting​ ​the​ ​European​ ​Union​ ​(DExEU)​ ​does​ ​​not​ ​hold 
information​ ​in​ ​the​ ​manner​ ​you​ ​have​ ​requested.  
 
There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​single​ ​document​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​that​ ​acts​ ​as​ ​a​ ​communications​ ​plan​ ​on 
informing​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​exit​ ​process.​ ​The​ ​Department​ ​informs​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​exit 
process​ ​through​ ​Ministerial​ ​engagement,​ ​updates​ ​to​ ​our​ ​website,​ ​position​ ​papers​ ​also 
published​ ​on​ ​our​ ​website​ ​and​ ​regular​ ​updates​ ​to​ ​Parliament,​ ​whether​ ​that​ ​be​ ​in​ ​speeches​ ​or 
during​ ​departmental​ ​questions,​ ​both​ ​of​ ​which​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​on​ ​Hansard.  
 
Furthermore,​ ​the​ ​Government​ ​has​ ​provided​ ​information​ ​about​ ​leaving​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Plan​ ​for 
Britain​ ​website,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​included​ ​a​ ​link​ ​to​ ​this​ ​information​ ​below: 
 
https://www.planforbritain.gov.uk/information-leaving-eu/  
 
If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​queries​ ​about​ ​this​ ​letter,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​FOI​ ​team.​ ​Please​ ​remember​ ​to 
quote​ ​the​ ​reference​ ​number​ ​above​ ​in​ ​any​ ​future​ ​communications. 
If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​unhappy​ ​with​ ​the​ ​service​ ​you​ ​have​ ​received​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​your​ ​request​ ​or​ ​wish​ ​to 
request​ ​an​ ​internal​ ​review,​ ​you​ ​should​ ​write​ ​to: 
Freedom​ ​of​ ​Information​ ​Team​ ​(internal​ ​review) 
Department​ ​for​ ​Exiting​ ​the​ ​European​ ​Union 
9​ ​Downing​ ​Street 
 

 
SW1A​ ​2AG 
You​ ​should​ ​note​ ​that​ ​DExEU​ ​will​ ​not​ ​normally​ ​accept​ ​an​ ​application​ ​for​ ​internal​ ​review​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is 
received​ ​more​ ​than​ ​two​ ​months​ ​after​ ​the​ ​date​ ​that​ ​the​ ​reply​ ​was​ ​issued. 
If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​content​ ​with​ ​the​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​your​ ​internal​ ​review,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​apply​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the 
Information​ ​Commissioner​ ​for​ ​a​ ​decision.​ ​Generally,​ ​the​ ​Commissioner​ ​cannot​ ​make​ ​a 
decision​ ​unless​ ​you​ ​have​ ​exhausted​ ​the​ ​complaints​ ​procedure​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​DExEU.​ ​The 
Information​ ​Commissioner​ ​can​ ​be​ ​contacted​ ​at: 
The​ ​Information​ ​Commissioner’s​ ​Office 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9​ ​5AF 
Yours​ ​faithfully 
 
 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU.