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Correspondence relating to the European Research Group (ERG) since September 2016
CAS-123838
Disclosure Date:11 Oct 2018
Categories: CORRESPONDENCE IPSA - POLICY
Exemptions Applied: Section 40
Request
  • All correspondence between IPSA and members of the public and media concerning the European Research Group in the last two years.
  • All correspondence between IPSA and Tom Brake MP concerning the European Research Group.
  • All correspondence between IPSA and the Guardian Newspaper and IPSA and David Pegg concerning the European Research Group.
  • All correspondence in the last three months with Ben Bradshaw MP concerning the European Research Group.
  • All correspondence in the last three months with Professor AC Grayling concerning the European Research Group.

 

Response

We have searched our correspondence systems for any correspondence containing the words ‘European Research Group’ and ‘ERG’ and have located twenty-seven emails received by or exchanged with members of the public which relate to the ERG. Copies of this correspondence can be found attached at Annex A, with personal data of individuals (such as their names and contact addresses) redacted in accordance with section 40(2) of the FOIA.

We have also located a small amount of correspondence exchanged with Tom Brake MP regarding the ERG. Copies of this correspondence can be found below.

11 September 2018 - Letter to Rt Hon Tom Brake MP

14 September 2018 - Email to Rt Hon Tom Brake MP

Some personal data has again been redacted in accordance with section 40(2) of the FOIA. 

We have also located a small amount of correspondence exchanged with individuals identifying themselves as staff at the Guardian regarding the ERG. Copies of this correspondence can be found below.

26 October 2017 - FOI request on the ERG

13 September 2018 - FOI request on the ERG

Some personal data has again been redacted in accordance with section 40(2) of the FOIA. For reference, section 40(2) provides that personal information about third parties is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the DPA, where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. You can find out more information about personal data and FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.

  • All correspondence in the last three months with Ben Bradshaw MP concerning the European Research Group.
  • All correspondence in the last three months with Professor AC Grayling concerning the European Research Group.

We do not hold any correspondence exchanged with these individuals relating to the ERG.