Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

W M made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: W M

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I request any documents relating to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, including (but not exclusively):
- documents that relate to the cost of sending John Howard to attend the funeral on behalf of Australia.
- documents that relate to the selection of who would attend the funeral on behalf of Australia.

Yours sincerely,
William Mudford

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FOI/2013/047

FOI/2013/050

 

Dear Mr Mudford

 

Thank you for your email dated 18 April 2013 received by the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) in which you made a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in the following terms:

 

     I request any documents relating to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher,
including (but not exclusively):

     - documents that relate to the cost of sending John Howard to attend
the funeral on behalf of Australia.

     - documents that relate to the selection of who would attend the
funeral on behalf of Australia.

 

Partial transfer of FOI request from DFAT to the Department

 

The Department confirms we have accepted transfer of the following part of
your FOI request made to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(DFAT) by email dated 18 April 2013:

     - documents that relate to the selection of who would attend the
funeral on behalf of Australia.

 

The reference number for the request transferred from DFAT to the
Department is FOI/2013/050. 

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date
upon which your application was received by the Department except in
certain circumstances in which case we will notify you of the time
extension.

 

Removal of officer’s details

 

It is the Department’s policy to withhold the names and contact details of
junior officers within the Department and other agencies contained within
documents that fall within scope of the request. The names and details of
senior departmental staff would not be withheld unless there were some
reason for that information to be exempt from release.  If you require the
names and contact details of junior officers please let us know at
[1][DPMC request email] for the decision-maker to consider; otherwise we will
take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope
of your request.

 

Publication of documents

 

In accordance with the Government’s pro-disclosure policy agencies are
required to publish information which has been released under FOI on the
agencies’ disclosure logs. If you wish to raise any objections to the
publication of any of the documents which may be released to you please
contact the Department by email at [2][DPMC request email].  Supporting reasons
for any objection would be appreciated.

 

Charges

 

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of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay charges, we will forward a preliminary assessment of
charges to you as soon as possible.

 

The Department will write again when we have further information. 
Otherwise, further information on FOI processing can be found at the
website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at
[3]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Regards

 

FOI Adviser

Legal Policy Branch

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [4][DPMC request email]

 

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Good afternoon Mr Mudford

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests to
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – references FOI/2013/047
and FOI/2013/050.

 

Regards

 

FOI Adviser

Legal Policy Branch

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

 

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Good afternoon Mr Mudford

 

Please see attached correspondence from the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet in relation to your FOI requests – FOI/2013/047 and
FOI/2013/050.

 

Regards

 

FOI Adviser

Legal Policy Branch

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

 

[2]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

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