Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Please treat this communication as a Freedom of Information request and provide copies of:

1) all consultation responses which raised any issue concerning the Department's intention to the use the word "contract" in an apparently restrictive sense rather than “transaction” in transposing Directive 2011/7/EU on Combating Late Payment in Commercial Transactions?”

2) any departmental papers prepared/received/sent during the period the consultation responses were being considered where the appropriateness of the term "contract" rather than "transaction" was discussed/decided upon?

3) copies of any/all communications exchanged with respondents who originally raised the issue concerning the Department's intention to the use the word "contract" when transposing the Directive?

Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Knox

correspondence@ecase-bis.fcos.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BIS ref: FOI2014/15870

Dear Mr Knox

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 15th
July. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to deal with.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 12th August.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/bis |
[email address] |

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Dear Mr Knox

Please find attached our response to your request for information: Our reference FOI2014/15870.

Kind Regards,

Information Rights Unit

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET | www.bis.gov.uk

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Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's handling of my FOI request 'Transposition Directive 07/11/EU'.

Having read your response to my FoI. I am concerned that your answer to my FoI request may well be incomplete as I now understand that both the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales (the Bar Council) and the Law Society of Scotland may well have made reference to this very issue in their respective submissions to the consultation into the transposition of Directive 07/11/EU.

That being the case please review your response to point 1 and if necessary revise your responses to points 2 and 3 as well.

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

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Knox

correspondence@ecase-bis.fcos.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BIS ref: FOI2014/15870

Dear Mr Knox

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
20th August. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official
at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to deal with.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/bis |
[email address] |

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a
difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

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Dear Mr Knox

Please find attached our response to your internal review request - Our Ref. FOI2014/15870.

Regards,

Information Rights Unit

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET | www.bis.gov.uk

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Gavin Knox left an annotation ()

Having been caught out failing to disclose relevant documents BIS are now playing for time by delaying their response to my request for an Internal Review.

This is not a complex issue as I even indicated to BIS the documents they failed to disclose.

Plain and simple BIS seem to have got it wrong in this instance. Lets see how long it takes for the "penny" to drop!!

Dear FOI Requests,
I have your email letter indicating the Department's response to my Internal Review request will be delayed.

In my view the Department's request for extra time is unnecessary and is no more than a stalling tactic.

This is a simple matter of BIS's failure to disclose relevant documents. The documents I mentioned were found following a "google" search.

In this instance BIS simply got it wrong and are compounding this error by delaying the Internal Review.

What will happen when the documents are disclosed and questions are asked about the Department's failure to address the issue raised by both the Bar Counsel and the Law Society of Scotland is an entirely separate matter.

Your further responses are awaited.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Knox

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Dear Mr Knox,

Please find attached our response to your request - Our Reference: FOI2014/15870.

Kind Regards,

Information Rights Unit

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Orchard 1, 6th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET | www.bis.gov.uk

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