Selection criteria for Iraq Inquiry Panel

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christopher lamb

Dear Cabinet Office,

Under the terms of the FoI Act 2000, I request disclosure of all information held by the Cabinet Office relating to how the selection criteria used in recruiting the individual members of the Iraq Inquiry Panel was decided upon. This should include information in electronic and paper form appertaining to the choice of a Privy Councillor led 'lessons for government' Inquiry rather than any other type of Inquiry and the criteria governing the selection of the four Privy Councillor members chosen.

Yours faithfully,

christopher lamb

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI319921

Dear CHRISTOPHER LAMB

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received
on 5/8/2014 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

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Dear Cabinet Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Selection criteria for Iraq Inquiry Panel'.

I have read your reply and seek further clarification from you about-as well as a review of- your decision to apply Section 35 (1) (a) of the FoI Act to my request. I asked for information concerning decisions- and criteria surrounding such- clearly based in the past. Thus, I cannot see how the Section you cite can be applied to it, unless these decisions were made by Cabinet and your objective is to withhold deliberations surrounding such. It would appear to me that the use of this Section may infer that the Iraq Inquiry Report will go to Cabinet before publication for Cabinet to deliberate upon and make decisions over which casts some doubt on the so-called 'independence' of the Report from government.

Furthermore, there is an exceptional public interest in these questions because they centrally bear upon the confidence that the public can hold in the independence of the Inquiry Panel, its work and what happens to the final product, the Report. I would ask you, in the internal review, to detail explicitly the substance of the public interest test you use to balance the pros and cons of disclosure.

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,

christopher lamb

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  IR319921

Dear CHRISTOPHER LAMB

Thank you for your request for an internal review. Your request was
received on 26/8/2014 and is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

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FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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Please find attached the reply to your recent Internal Review request

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Team

1 Horse Guards Road

London

SW1A 2HQ

 

Email – [1][Cabinet Office request email]

 

 

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