This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old that relate to COVID19 between 1 February 2020 to today.'.

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 22:24:32 +0000
Subject: Re: Defence FOI Inquiry 988 - Scope Requires Clarification - s15(2)(b) [SEC=OFFICIAL]
From: Lucy Lovich <>
To: FOI Case Management <>

EXTERNAL EMAIL: Do not click any links or open any attachments unless you trust the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear FOI Case Management,

The meaning of “over 30 days” means decisions made outside the statutory timeframe.

Yours sincerely,


-----Original Message-----


Good afternoon Lucy,

I refer to your email attached. Unfortunately, in its current form your

request is not considered valid under section 15(2)(b) [Requests for

access] of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as you have not

provided such specific information concerning the documents as is

reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency to

identify them.

Accordingly, prior to the Department accepting your request, I seek

clarification as to the documents you wish to obtain. In particular, I

seek clarification as to the meaning of “over 30 days” as this could be

taken to mean decisions made outside the statutory timeframe or requests

received over 30 days ago for example prior to 4 May 2021. Additionally,

please clarify your meaning of the term requests does this only refer to

requests which were provided a formal decision.

I encourage you to contact me so I can assist you in moving forward with

your inquiry.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information

Department of Defence

IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Department of Defence.

Unauthorised communication and dealing with the information in the email

may be a serious criminal offence. If you have received this email in

error, you are requested to contact the sender and delete the email



Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet. More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.