Research funding agency

Adam Vaughan made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

Please could you share with me any emails and other digital communications, meetings of minutes and documents shared with or sent by science minister Chris Skidmore's office in the past three months, regarding the "new funding agency" for research that is referred to on page 15 here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Yours faithfully,

Adam Vaughan

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2019/21976

Dear Mr Vaughan

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 23rd
October. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to
process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 20th November.

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

Kind regards,

Information Rights & Records Unit

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

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dear Mr Vaughan,

Thank you for your information request of 23rd October as outlined below.

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

We can confirm that BEIS holds information within the scope of your request. However, we have determined that some of this information may be exempt from release under section 35 (formulation of government policy) of the Act. This is a qualified exemption and, as such, it is necessary to carry out a public interest test to consider whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

By virtue of section 10(3) of the Act, where public authorities have to carry out a public interest test, they do not have to comply with the request until such time as is reasonable in the circumstances. Due to the need to consider where the balance of the public interest lies in relation to the information that you have requested, the Department will not be able to respond to your request immediately. However, we hope to let you have a substantive response to your request by 18 December 2019

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights and Records Unit 
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Upper Ground Floor,
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Vaughan,

Please find a response and seven attachments to your recent information request, reference FOI2019/21976.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights & Records Unit at BEIS.

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

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights and Records Unit
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Upper Ground Floor,
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

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