R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keiden) v Secretary of State for the International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

The May 2018 Command Paper 'The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information', concluded that:

"At the earliest, we would anticipate being able to consult on the future operation of civil partnerships in 2020."

Since then, a declaration of incompatibility was made by the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keiden) v Secretary of State for the International Development.

I would like to know whether the position of the Department for International Development has changed on this matter since the above Supreme Court judgment of 27/06/2018.

Does the earliest date you anticipate being able to consult on the future operation of civil partnerships remain as 2020?

Please treat this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Deans

Department for International Development

Dear Mr Deans,

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 15 August
2018. 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
F2018-315.

Yours sincerely

Nicole Murphy
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Mr Deans,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Helen Kennedy

Information Rights Team

Department for International Development

 

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Dear Ms Kennedy,

A delay of 7 months seems excessive.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Deans

Dear Mr Deans,

Thank you for your e-mail.

My apologies, I can confirm this was a typing error and the extension was made until the 27th of September 2018.

Kind regards,

Scott McInnes
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Mr Deans,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Christine Mackintosh

Information Rights Team

Department for International Development

 

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Dear Mr Deans,

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2018-315.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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