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Dear Department for Transport,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to request the following information:

(1) For Q1 2020, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

(2) For Q2 2020, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

(3) For Q3 2020, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

(4) For Q4 2020, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

(5) For Q1 2021, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

(6) For Q2 2021, please:

(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Department for Transport

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0020386.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team

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Mark Southon, Department for Transport

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Please find attached a response to your recent FoI, our reference number
is F0020386.

Thanks

 

Mark

 

[1][IMG] Mark Southon 
Assistant Private Secretary to the Special Advisers to the
Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

1st floor, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR

       07818 014239
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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Thank-you for the response. I would like to narrow it to:

For Q2 2021, please:
(a) State how many FOI requests were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.
(b) For those FOI requests, please provide their reference numbers.
(c) Please provide copies of the FOI requests that were sent to special advisers for clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Department for Transport

Dear Madam,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0020458.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team

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Mark Southon, Department for Transport

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Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Freedom of Information Act request – F0020458

 

Thank you for your information request dated 9 November 2021.

 

You asked:

 

For Q2 2021 (a) State how many FOI requests were sent to SpADs for
clearance/approval/that they wished to have sight of. (b) For those
requests, provide their reference numbers. (c) Provide copies of the FOI
requests that were sent to SPaDS.

 

Please find attached the FoI requests that were sent to SpAds for
clearance in that time period.

 

Each request has a unique title, so you can see how many requests were
sent to SpAds, including any related attachments.

 

In a few cases, the reference number for the request has not been found.

 

For clarity:

 

o Information that was in the original document and highlighted as due
for redaction has been deleted; otherwise you would be able to see
information that the original requestor has not been able to see. 

 

o Requesters’ names and addresses have also been deleted for data
protection purposes.

 

o In a few cases, only spreadsheets or stand-alone documents were sent
onto SpAds for clearance, without the covering FoI response, so these
are included here as stand-alone documents.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Department has handled your request or
with the decisions made in relation to your request you may complain
within two calendar months of the date of this letter by writing to the
Department’s Information Rights Unit at:

 

Zone D/04

Ashdown House

Sedlescombe Road North

Hastings

East Sussex TN37 7GA

E-mail: [email address]   

 

Please see below details of DfT’s complaints procedure and your right to
complain to the Information Commissioner.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

Mark Southon

 

 

 

 

Your right to complain to DfT and the Information Commissioner

 

You have the right to complain within two calendar months of the date of
this letter about the way in which your request for information was
handled and/or about the decision not to disclose all or part of the
information requested. In addition a complaint can be made that DfT has
not complied with its FOI publication scheme.

 

Your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be advised of a target
date by which to expect a response. Initially your complaint will be
re-considered by the official who dealt with your request for information.
If, after careful consideration, that official decides that his/her
decision was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a
senior independent official who will conduct a further review. You will be
advised of the outcome of your complaint and if a decision is taken to
disclose information originally withheld this will be done as soon as
possible.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

 Information Commissioner’s Office
 Wycliffe House
 Water Lane
 Wilmslow
 Cheshire
 SK9 5AF

 

 

[1][IMG] Mark Southon 
Assistant Private Secretary to the Special Advisers to the
Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

1st floor, Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P
4DR
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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