Specific emails relating to "Tingley"

I Hudson made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Dear Department for Transport,

This is a new request but relates to e-mails identified in request: P0018681

Please could I have the following complete e-mail chains from 23rd Dec 2018:
1. Rolling x-govt chain GATWICK
2. RE: [EXTERNAL SENDER] Re: Rolling chain for comms around Gatwick incident
(Gatwick, DfT, CAA, NATS, Sussex police)
3. INTERVIEW SUMMARY - Gatwick - Chief Supt Jason Tingley , Sussex Police -
Sky - Sunday 23 December 201
4. MONITORING: SKY NEWS - GATWICK LATEST
5. Call this afternoon – background
6. Today [OFFICIAL]

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear I Hudson,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated reference number P0018764.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group Assurance and Digital Directorate

Department for Transport
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North,
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA

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David Miller2, Department for Transport

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Dear sirs,

 

I have been assigned your FOI Request (Ref F0018764) and have been working
on this for some time. I can confirm that we do hold the information you
have requested surrounding the emails concerned. These emails have been
sourced however an issue lies with preparing these in an appropriate
format for release. Namely, the long email chains are often circulated
amongst dozens of people therefore this means that redacting individual
names and addresses is a considerably time consuming act. I am sure you
appreciate time sensitivities and workloads given the current situation
and I am therefore writing to you now to kindly request that you refine
your request.

 

If possible, would you permit myself to release the text of the emails, as
appropriate, without the mailing lists? For example, I would remove the
contacts emails have been sent to, and those copied into the email.  This
would save a considerable amount of time on my side and would allow me to
be able to release the information you are requesting. I am afraid that at
present without any narrowing of the request, it is unlikely I can release
the information given the burden this would create upon the Department.

 

Similarly, if you wish to refine your request in some other way then
please do let me know.

 

With thanks,

David

 

[1][IMG]          David Miller2 
Counter-Drones Technical and Policy Lead, Aviation
Directorate 

2/25, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR    
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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Dear David Miller2,

With regard to request P0018764 I'm fine with the names on the mailing list at the top of each mail being hidden as it's more the content of the email I'm interested in.

Yours sincerely,

I Hudson

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear I Hudson,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 16 August
2020. The Department does hold the information you are seeking.

 

The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, in any case no
later than 20 working days after receiving your request. However, when a
qualified exemption applies to the information, the public interest test
needs to be considered. We are not required to comply with your request
until such time as is reasonable in the circumstances. We do, of course,
aim to make all decisions within 20 working days, including in cases where
we need to consider where the public interest lies in respect of a request
for exempt information. Your request, however, raises complex public
interest considerations which must be analysed before we can come to a
decision on releasing the information. 

 

The exemption that applies to the information you have requested is:

 

Section 24(1) - safeguarding national security.

 

In your case we need to extend our response time limit by 20 working days
in order to assess whether the public interest is in withholding the
information or disclosing it. Therefore, we plan to let you have a
response by 12 October 2020.  If there is a need for any further delay we
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[2][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA  
     
[3]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear I Hudson,

 

Further to my email of the 14^th Sept I am writing to advise you that we
need to further extend our deadline for reply in order to complete complex
public interest considerations with regard to the s24(1) – National
Security Exemption. We therefore aim to respond on or before the 26^th
October 2020. Please accept my apologies for the delay.

 

Regards,

 

Ivan Pocock

 

[1][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA  
 
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear I Hudson,

 

Please refer to the attached letter and released information.

 

Regards,

 

Ivan Pocock

 

[1][IMG]          Ivan Pocock 
Information Rights Adviser, Information Rights (Data
Protection and FOI) Team, Governance Division, Group
Assurance and Digital Directorate 

D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA  
   
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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