Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I am writing under the FOI Act to request please any correspondence or details of meetings, briefings or reports shared in either direction between Boris Johnson or Sir Alan Duncan or FCO staff, and Kirsten Fontenrose NSC senior director for Gulf Affairs between the dates of March 2017 - December 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Dr Briant

 

Thank you for your email to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In order for us to be able to assist you with your request and best direct
any search please could you refine the scope of your request. 

As currently drafted your request is too broad and we would be unable to
proceed with it.

Would it be possible for you to refine your request to the to the UK and
Minister’s office?

 

Once we receive your revised request we will consider it and the
appropriate course of action.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Thank you for your help so far. You have requested that I refine the request, and state ‘to the to the UK and
Minister’s office’. To be clear I am not requesting anything to be retrieved from the US Government but I am interested in information or correspondence in the UK Government’s possession.

IF I still need to refine this further in order to proceed with this, which is unclear from your email... but IF I need to choose only one Minister’s office for the request, I would request this be refined to Boris Johnson please. If not, I would appreciate you looking still for both Ministers offices. I do hope this clarifies- do let me know if you have further questions. Very grateful for your time and assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Emma L Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Dr Braint

 

Thank you for your response to our email regarding the refinement of your
request. Before we can take it forward would it be possible to please
confirm if we have interpreted you request correctly. We have interpreted
as such:

 

I am writing under the FOI Act to request correspondence or details of
meetings, briefings or reports held in the UK Minister’s office (Boris
Johnson and Sir Alan Duncan) with Kirsten Fontenrose NSC senior director
for Gulf Affairs between the dates of 1 March 2017 - 31 December 2018.

 

Once we receive conformation we will pass the request on to the relevant
department.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Thank you for this clarification- yes this is exactly what I am requesting. I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Emma L Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Dr Briant

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.
We received your request on 30 August 2019 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Dr Briant

Please find attached our reply to your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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