Secretary or Minister of State diary 19th December 2018

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please kindly provide the Secretary or Minister of State's diary for the date of 19th December 2018.

If you don't hold it please kindly provide advice and assistance under Section 16 of who may hold it.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Partridge.

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ms Partridge,

Thank you for your request dated 20 March under the Freedom of Information
Act (our ref: FOI-1171081).

 

I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regard to your request is not yet
complete, and requires further time to complete in line with Section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.

 

The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 43(2).

 

We anticipate this process will take no longer than a further 20 working
days to complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 20
May.

 

Please accept my apologies for this delay.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Reed

[1]DH.JPG Maria Reed

Freedom of Information

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Miss Partridge,

Apologies, further to my last email I sent you today regarding
FOI-1171081, the Department is currently assessing the public interest in
release under Section 35 not 43(2).

Sorry for any confusion.

Yours sincerely,

Maria

Maria Reed

Freedom of Information

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ms Partridge,

Thank you for your request dated 20 March under the Freedom of Information
Act (our ref: FOI-1171081).

 

I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regard to your request is still not
yet complete, and requires further time to complete in line with Section
10(3) of the FOI Act.

 

The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 35.

 

We anticipate this process will take no longer than a further 20 working
days to complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 18
June.

 

Please accept my apologies for this further delay.

Yours sincerely

Dorothy Crowe

Freedom of Information 

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Gemma Partridge

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Secretary or Minister of State diary 19th December 2018'.

As you assess whether this information should be released we provide equivalent information from other Government departments and suggest you provide it too. All we require is one of two responses.
Response A: "Christmas drinks"
Response B: "Data not on file"

Prime Minister's Office (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Department for Work and Pensions (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Ministry of Justice (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Department of Transport (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Furthermore, a similar request made to the Department of Transport yielded this result:
"Following a search of our records I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by the Department.
No Christmas drinks were scheduled in the Secretary of States diary between 18:30 and 23:30 on 19th December."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Education (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Furthermore, a similar request made to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government yielded this result:
"We have reviewed the Secretary of State’s diary for the date in question and no entries related to your query were found"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Then below, a similar type of response for the final three departments, which correctly answered our requests:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Exiting the European Union (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Partridge
for Stop UK lies and Corruption

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Hello Gemma,

Thank you for your request for an internal review.

Please be aware we cannot carry out an internal review until you have received a substantive response. DHSC will provide you with a response in due course.

Ed Franklyn

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Gemma Partridge

Dear Ed, FreedomofInformation,

Our request for internal review was for administrative purposes. Nevertheless please kindly pass on the information we provided in that request to support a response with scenarios A or B listed below.

A) Christmas drinks
B) Information not on file.

If other Government departments can provide this information without issue then so can yours.

Again, to remind you of the responses from your colleagues.

Prime Minister's Office (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Department for Work and Pensions (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Ministry of Justice (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Department of Transport (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Furthermore, a similar request made to the Department of Transport yielded this result:
"Following a search of our records I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by the Department.
No Christmas drinks were scheduled in the Secretary of States diary between 18:30 and 23:30 on 19th December."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Education (Having Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (No mention of Christmas drinks/diary data provided)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Furthermore, a similar request made to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government yielded this result:
"We have reviewed the Secretary of State’s diary for the date in question and no entries related to your query were found"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Then below, a similar type of response for the final three departments, which correctly answered our requests:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Exiting the European Union (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Christmas drinks not mentioned in diary)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Yours sincerely,

Gemma Partridge
for Stop UK lies and corruption

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Partridge,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request. (our ref: FOI-1171081) 

Yours sincerely,

 Lauren Der 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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