Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 - Any Plans Made in Contemplation of 'Yes'

Scotland Office did not have the information requested.

Dear Scotland Office,

I would like any contingency plans or other similar documents held by the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland which were made in contemplation of a 'Yes' vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan

Scotland Office

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Dear Jonathan,

 

I am writing to advise you that we are currently unable to treat your
request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), as you have not
provided a ‘real name’ as defined in Section 8 (1) (b) of the Act. Section
8 (1) (b) requires that, for a request to be valid, enough information
must be provided for anyone reading that request to have a reasonable
indication of the requestor’s identity. As such, we will require more
information in regards to your identity before we can process your
request. Detailed information as to acceptable ‘real name’ formats can be
found on page 7 of the document linked below:

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[2]SoS   FOI Officer | Dover House |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU
|

[3]@UKGovScotland |
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[5]Keep up to date with UK
Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

 

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Dear Scotland Office,

I am very sorry. My name is Jonathan Deans.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Deans

Scotland Office

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Dear Mr Deans,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – OUR REF  DB 1609

 

Thank you for your email of 7 of August (and follow up email of 8 August)
which is being treated under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We aim
to issue you with a response by 6 September  but in the meantime if you
have a query regarding the request please contact me.

 

 

[1]SoS   FOI Officer | Dover House |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU
|

[2]@UKGovScotland |
[3]facebook.com/ukgovscotland
[4]Keep up to date with UK
Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moira Vance |Correspondence Manager | Scotland Office | Dover House|
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU | Tel: 020 7270 6735

@UKGovScotland | facebook.com/ukgovscotland

Keep up to date with UK Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

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Scotland Office

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Dear Mr Deans,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – OUR REF  DB 1609

 

Please see response to your Freedom of Information request below.

 

 

 

[1]SoS   FOI Officer | Dover House |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU
|

[2]@UKGovScotland |
[3]facebook.com/ukgovscotland
[4]Keep up to date with UK
Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moira Vance |Correspondence Manager | Scotland Office | Dover House|
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU | Tel: 020 7270 6735

@UKGovScotland | facebook.com/ukgovscotland

Keep up to date with UK Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

 

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Jonathan left an annotation ()

Looks like it was official policy not to produce any such plans.

Dear Scotland Office,

Thank you very much for your reply.

As an after-thought, can I have a copy of the policy document which stated that contingency plans were not to be made?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan

Scotland Office

Dear Mr Deans,

Thank you for your email of 4 September 2018.

The title of your email is “Internal review of Freedom of Information request – Scottish Independence”. In the body of your email you write “Thank you very much for your reply. As an after-thought, can I have a copy of the policy document which stated that contingency plans were not to be made”.

An internal review is an independent review by a public authority of how its staff handled an earlier FOI request. In the light of the text of your email I assume that you do not want an internal review of your earlier request (our reference DB 1609), and instead we are treating your email as a new request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (our ref DB 1616).

We aim to issue you with a response by 2 October but in the meantime if you have a query regarding the request please contact me.

 
FOI Officer | Dover House | Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU |
@UKGovScotland | facebook.com/ukgovscotland
Keep up to date with UK Gov activity in Scotland here

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Dear Mr Deans,

 

Apologies for the late response on your Freedom of Information Request.

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – OUR REF  DB 1616

 

Please see response to your Freedom of Information request below.

 

 

[1]SoS   FOI Officer | Dover House |
Whitehall | London | SW1A 2AU
|

[2]@UKGovScotland |
[3]facebook.com/ukgovscotland
[4]Keep up to date with UK
Gov activity in Scotland here

 

 

 

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