Unidentified Ministerial Direction

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to National Audit Office

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Dear National Audit Office,

The Cabinet Office Annual Report of 2019-20 makes the following disclosure:

‘During 2019-20 there was one Ministerial Direction made, which relates to ongoing litigation. Disclosure of further details at this stage would be inappropriate for reasons of confidentiality’ Alex Chisholm, Accountability Report, p21.

Please can you identify which Minister made this direction, who requested the direction, on what date was the direction made and did it authorise the payment of legal costs?

Please can you confirm if the Ministerial Direction relates to the High Court Litigation of Post Office Limited?

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI REQUESTS, National Audit Office

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REFERENCE: FOI-1351

 

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

 

Thank you for your request for information about an unidentified
Ministerial Direction which is referenced in the ‘Cabinet Office Annual
Report 2019-20.’  The specific information that you are requesting is
outlined in your request.

 

I confirm that your request was received 19 August 2020 and that I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
We aim to respond to you within 20 working days following receipt of your
request – i.e. by 17 September 2020 (31 August being a bank holiday).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva

FOI Team

020 7798 7264

 

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

 

Please find, attached, our response to your FOI request.

 

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Subject: Acknowledgement of your FOI request

 

REFERENCE: FOI-1351

 

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

 

Thank you for your request for information about an unidentified
Ministerial Direction which is referenced in the ‘Cabinet Office Annual
Report 2019-20.’  The specific information that you are requesting is
outlined in your request.

 

I confirm that your request was received 19 August 2020 and that I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
We aim to respond to you within 20 working days following receipt of your
request – i.e. by 17 September 2020 (31 August being a bank holiday).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joseph da Silva

FOI Team

020 7798 7264

 

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