Rules and procedures for officials of the Permanent Representation of the UK to the EU

En attente d'une révision interne par Représentation permanente du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'UE a propos de leur gestion de la demande.

Margarida da Silva

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

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:

- the rules in place to screen and manage potential conflicts of interest in the previous employment of incoming officials and post-employment for departing officials of the Permanent Representation;

- procedures in place to assess and limit potential conflicts of interest in the previous employment of incoming officials and post-employment for departing officials of the Permanent Representation;

- the number of officials have have sought advise or approval for new roles after leaving the Permanent Representation since January 2016 and information on their new roles.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Margarida Silva
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Margarida da Silva

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

Just a correction from my original message, I am requesting this information not under EU regulations but under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva

Représentation permanente du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'UE

Dear Margarida,

 

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
which has been passed to us by the office of the UK Permanent
Representation to the EU. 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 18 July 2017 and will aim to respond within 20
working days, following date of receipt.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI and DPA Team

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

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With apologies, please note your reference number is 0681-17.

 

FOI and DPA Team

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

From: FOI-DPA IMD (Sensitive)
Sent: 21 July 2017 12:35
To: [FOI #4443 email]
Subject: FOI Request Ref: 0682-17

 

Dear Margarida,

 

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
which has been passed to us by the office of the UK Permanent
Representation to the EU. 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 18 July 2017 and will aim to respond within 20
working days, following date of receipt.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI and DPA Team

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

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Représentation permanente du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'UE

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Dear Ms Silva

 

Please find attached an interim response to your recent FOI request. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI and DPA Team

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

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Dear Ms Silva,

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your recent request under the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Kind regards,

 

UKREP

 

 

 

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Dear Ms. Silva,  

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your recent request under the
Freedom of Information Act. We would also like to take this opportunity to
apologise for the further delay in providing a substantive reply. We are
in the final stages of the clearance process and aim to reply with a
substantive response shortly.

 

Kind regards

 

Political Section, UKRep

 

 

 

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Margarida da Silva

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

It has now been four months since I submitted my request in early July and I have still not had a reply.

I have asked for information on rules and procedures set in place to deal with conflict of interest internally. It is puzzling that you would even attempt to argue that sharing these could be a concern for national security or health & safety.

Not only that as you have been considering these exceptions for over one month now.

Let me also remind you that the procedures for screening of conflicts of interests are of undoubted public interest, as they deal with the independence of policy-making and political representation.

Yours sincerely,
Margarida Silva

Margarida da Silva

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

Your last reply stated that I should expect follow-up by November 8. Two months have passed since.

Can you please confirm that this request is still open and that I am to receive a reply?

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva

Margarida da Silva

Dear Permanent Representation of UK to the EU,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Rules and procedures for officials of the Permanent Representation of the UK to the EU'.

I have placed my original request July 2017 and still do not have an answer. The last notification I have received from the Permanent Representation dates back to 11 October 2017 which stated I would receive a reply by 8 November 2017. I have not received any reply.

I have since contacted you twice regarding these requests and asking when I could expect resolution to my request. So far I have received no reply. That means it has been seven months since your last email to me. This is clearly against all criteria of timeliness as set out by the Freedom of Information rules.

I would now like to 1) know why I have not received any reply to my request; and 2) request a re-assessment of my original request.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/rule...

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva
CEO
Rue d'edimbourg 26
Bruxelles, Belgium