All correspondence, (including notes of conversations) between the Daily Mail and IPSA and Open Democracy and IPSA in September 2018 concerning the European Research Group.
IPSA holds this information.
We have searched our systems for any correspondence exchanged between IPSA staff members and individuals during September 2018 whose email addresses or email signatures indicate they work at either the Daily Mail or Open Democracy. We have identified four such documents, copies of which can be found via the links below, with personal data of individuals (such as names and contact addresses) redacted in accordance with section 40(2) of the FOIA.
- 13 September 2018 - Note of a phone call with Open Democracy
- 13 September 2018 - FOI request from Open Democracy
- 14 September 2018 - Email exchanged with the Daily Mail regarding IPSA's publication of MPs' claims for business costs and expenses
- 14 September 2018 - Email exchanged with the Daily Mail regarding an Open Democracy report
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