Preparations for no-deal Brexit

Ramzy Alwakeel made this Freedom of Information request to Department for International Development as part of a batch sent to 25 authorities

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Hello,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can you tell me how many staff, whether full-time or part-time, from your department were seconded at any time between June 23, 2016 and December 12, 2019, to work on preparations for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, either under the auspices of Operation Yellowhammer or in some other capacity?

Please provide (1) the number of staff involved and (2) the number of FTE weeks' work this represents.

In addition, please can you let me know the total number of staff working for your department (including anyone who has been seconded as a result of the above or any other reason) as of December 18, 2019?

If staff have not been formally seconded to work on preparations for no-deal Brexit but are nonetheless preparing for it in the course of their existing roles, please let me know how many FTEs your department was either instructed or advised to set aside for this work during the same time frame.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

Department for International Development

Dear Mr Alwakeel

Thank you for your request for information which we received on
18/12/2019. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible
and within 20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2019-434.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2019-434.

Yours sincerely

Nicole Murphy
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

Many thanks for your reply to my FOI request. I don't seem to be able to open the document and nor can my colleagues - please could it be checked and resent, perhaps as a PDF instead of a Word doc? Sorry about this!

Thanks,
Ramzy

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Dear Mr Alwakeel,

Please find attached a copy of your response in PDF format.

Yours sincerely

Alison Marshall
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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