Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

W M made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: W M

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
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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From: Scott, John
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Our Ref: 1304-F543

Dear Mr Mudford

Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

Thank you for your email below in which you seek access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to certain information relating to the recent attendance of former PM John Howard at Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London.

Searches are now being undertaken in relevant areas of the Department for documents relevant to the first dash point of your request (ie re costs). I will contact you again once the searches have been completed.

Please be advised that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has agreed to accept responsibility for processing the second dash point of your request (ie re selection), under section 16(1) (b) provisions of the FOI Act. You will receive advice directly from PM&C on that matter in due course.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on (02) 6261 3212 or by email to [DFAT request email]

Yours sincerely

John Scott
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Henare Degan left an annotation ()

John means that the second dash point of this request has been transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Here's section 16 of the act: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c...

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From: Scott, John
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Attachment FOI Request Charges letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Mudford

Please find attached our charges letter concerning your current FOI request.

Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch

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From: Cheung, Ada
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dear Mr Mudford,

As there has been no response to this charges letter issued on 9 May 2013, your request has been deemed to be withdrawn, in accordance with section 29(2) of the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

Ada Cheung
a/g Director
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
International Law Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: +61 2 6261 3470
Fax: +61 2 6261 2144

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