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Louis Thompson made this access to documents request to Secretariat General of the European Commission

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From: Louis Thompson

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

- Correspondence, including emails, sent or received by Commission officials or representatives which mention the following names: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2016.

- Correspondence, including emails, sent or received by Commission officials or representatives which mention the following names: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2017.

- Correspondence, including emails, between Commission officials or representatives and any of the following individuals: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2016.

- Correspondence, including emails, between Commission officials or representatives and any of the following individuals: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2017.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,
Louis Thompson

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Dear M. Thompson,
 
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest
convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the
registration of your request.
You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...
 
Best regards,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B4 - Transparency
 
 

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From: Louis Thompson

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Further to your response, my full address is as follows:

The Nova Building
79 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 0AJ

Thank you,
Louis Thompson

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Dear M Thompson,
We refer to your  e-mail dated 24/11/2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents.
The description given in your application is quite vague  and does not
enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your
request.
We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as
references, dates, a more narrow periods during which the documents would
have been produced, the subject matter of the documents etc…
If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

* by email to: [1][email address]

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will
start running when we receive the requested clarifications.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B4 - Transparency
 
 

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From: Louis Thompson

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your response.

Please could you elaborate further on which part of my request needs clarification?

Yours faithfully,
Louis Thompson

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Dear Mr Thompson,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
From your request it does not become clear on which topic/subject matter
you do expect the Commission to hold a document as regards the listed
individuals. We are therefore unable to attribute the request to any DG or
service.
 
Furthermore, your application has a wide temporal scope, i.e. two years
which could usefully be narrowed down (e.g. is the expected correspondence
linked to any particular event?).
 
Kind regards
 
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B4 - Transparency
 
 
 

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From: Louis Thompson

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your response.

Please could you provide any correspondence which discusses the issue of Brexit/Britain's membership of the EU.

The 12-month time frames originally requested would be preferable, but if this means that cost limits are exceeded then please let me know and I will refine further.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Louis Thompson

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Dear M. Thompson,
Thank you for your request dated  24/11/2017.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 27/11/2017. under reference number GestDem 
2017/7155
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
18/12/2017.
In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B4 - Transparency
 
 

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Dear Mr Thompson,
 
Further to your email on the above mentioned request for access to
documents, please find enclosed a letter and annex from the Task Force for
the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom
under Article 50 TEU (TF50).
The letter has been sent also by registered post.
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
European Commission
Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the
United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (TF50)
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 
 
 

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From: Louis Thompson

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your response, which was very helpful.

I note your comment that there is no direct correspondence between Commission officials or representatives and the specified individuals. However, please note that I also submitted the following questions:

- Correspondence, including emails, sent or received by Commission officials or representatives *which mention* the following names: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2016.

- Correspondence, including emails, sent or received by Commission officials or representatives *which mention* the following names: Tony Blair; Alastair Campbell; Nick Clegg; Gina Miller; Kenneth Clark; Peter Mandelson; or Lord Andrew Adonis, during the year 2017.

Therefore not direct correspondence between EU officials and these individuals; but emails from EU officials which mention any of the following names.

I hope that this makes sense - please let me know if further clarification required.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,
Louis Thompson

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Dear Mr Thompson,      
 
We acknowledge the receipt of your request for correspondence.
 
We will conduct a new search and will come back to you in due time.
 
Thank you for your understanding,
 
 
 
European Commission
Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the
United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (TF50)
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 

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tf50(2018)341257 
 
 
Dear Mr Thompson,
 
With reference to your e-mail of 19 December 2017, we are pleased to send
you the following correspondence:
 
- Letter from Lord Mandelson to Mr Barnier, 3 November 2017,
Ares(2017)5519176
- E-mail from the Global Counsel to TF50 CONTACT, 13 November 2017,
Ares(2017)5519176
- E-mail from Mr Barnier's office to the Global Counsel, 17 November 2017,
Ares(2017)5632709
 
Please note that in the minutes provided, the name of the officials who do
not occupy any senior management position have been blanked out in
accordance to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation 1049/2001 (protection of the
privacy and integrity of the individual).
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
European Commission
Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the
United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (TF50)
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 
 
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From: TF50 PROCEDURES
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:30 AM
To: '[FOI #4823 email]'
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; TF50 PROCEDURES
Subject: Request for access to document Gestdem 2017/7155 - save
(2017)6880497
 
 
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Dear Mr Thompson,      
 
We acknowledge the receipt of your request for correspondence.
 
We will conduct a new search and will come back to you in due time.
 
Thank you for your understanding,
 
 
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European Commission
Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the
United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (TF50)
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 

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