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Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Freedom of Information request

To: PM. Boris Johnson

Copy: Press information office 10 Downing Street London

Subject: Sophie McCoid Senior Reporter Liverpool Echo Merseyside

First lockdown measures likely to be lifted by Boris Johnson
The Prime Minister has said the government are looking at lifting some measures before February - By Sophie McCoid 25 JAN 2021 Liverpool Echo Head-Line.

1/ Can the Primer Minster Boris Johnson confirm sending out a press release to the Liverpool Echo ‘Reporter Sophie McCoid’ stating “Lifting some measures before February 2021?

2/ She claims to have gotten this information from the press officers, at 10 Downing St, do you hold such records and was there any PR e-mailed to her or the Liverpool Echo?

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Yours faithfully,
Mr. J Giffins Liverpool

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/01583

Dear J Giffins,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 25th
January. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
22nd February.

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

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear J Giffins,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/01583).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office