Received:17 October 2019
1/ Provide a copy of the minutes of the negotiations meeting or if not, an explanation as to why not.
2/ Provide all Federation emails, notes, memos, reports on the issue of RDIL matters.
3/ Provide a copy of the legal advice produced for the Federation.
4/ Provide a copy of the legal advice produced for Surrey Police or confirm the Federation are not in possession of it.
5/ Provide a copy of the stated ‘policy’ that supposedly said the Fed advice couldn’t be shared with members.
6/ Confirm the Federation representatives or those people acting on the Federations behalf who attended the negotiations and state whether or not they had read the Federation legal advice prior to those negotiations.
7/ Confirm the number of officers affected and the total RDILs owned and whether or not Federation representatives were aware of those numbers when entering negotiations..
Responded:13 November 2019
In response to Questions 1 and 2 we are applying the exemption Section 36 which is for the purpose of refusal as the information would otherwise prejudice, or would be likely otherwise to prejudice, the effective conduct of public affairs.
Further information on Section 36 can found on the legislation.gov.uk website here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/36.
In response to Questions 3, 4 and 5, legal professional privilege (LPP) protects confidential communications between lawyers and clients: it is a fundamental principle of English law. We are therefore applying exemption Section 42 which provides an exemption under FOIA for information protected by LPP.
Further information on Section 42 can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/42
In response to Question 6 we are applying the exemption Section 40(5B). This provides exemptions from the duty to confirm or deny whether requested information is held, if to do so would disclose personal data.
Further information on Section 40 can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/40
In response to Question 7 we confirm that we do not hold this information.