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Welsh Government Ministers' and Advisors' contact with Deryn Consulting

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Dear Welsh Government,

Please tell me the number of contacts /meetings recorded between staff and/or directors of Deryn Consulting and Welsh Government Ministers and/or their special advisors between 01/05/2016 and 30/04/2021.

Where possible, please identify the mode of communication and the identity of the participants in those contacts/meetings.

How many of those meetings/contacts were minuted?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Coles

Welsh Government

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Dear Jon Coles

 

Further to your request for information, please find attached an
acknowledgement letter containing further details of when we will next
write to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

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2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Welsh Government

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Dear Jon Coles

 

Further to your recent request for information, please find attached a
final disclosure letter.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Dear Welsh Government,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of the Welsh Government's handling of my FOI request 'Welsh Government Ministers' and Advisors' contact with Deryn Consulting'.

During the inquest into the death of the late Carl Sargeant MS, former MS and former First Minister confirmed he held a long conversation with contacted Jo Kiernan of Deryn Consulting on November 7th, 2017. Nothing appears in the record.

As a further example, previous FoI requests made by others and answers given to members of the then Welsh Assembly said Carwyn Jones didn't have a personal mobile phone. There ought to be a record somewhere of all calls made from the mobile he used as FM to Deryn/Kiernan.

Those records would necessarily be caught by my request, as would emails sent from Minister's private email accounts discussing Assembly/Senedd business with Deryn Consulting.

A subsequent leak inquiry into the circumstances surrounding media briefings and leaks before Carl Sargeant's sacking by Carwyn Jones found there had been significant data traffic between the Welsh Government and Deryn Consulting.

Your answer, therefore, defies logic and is manifestly incomplete.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the information you pointed me towards does not, in fact, answer my request.

Therefore I would appreciate it if you would review this decision.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jon Coles

Welsh Government

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Dear Jon Coles

 

Further to your recent request for an internal review following our
disclosure under ATISN 15184 – please find attached a final response sent
on behalf of Peter Ryland.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

 

Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister

 

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/”https:/gov.wales/about/welsh-government-privacy-notice/?lang=cy”
2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

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