Please provide details of the individuals who attended the meeting convened by ONS on 24 June 2020 regarding the proposed guidance for the sex question in the 2021 census.
Please provide all correspondence between ONS and those individuals with regard to the meeting both prior to and following the meeting.
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request about individuals who attended the meeting convened by ONS on 24 June 2020 regarding the proposed guidance for the sex question in the 2021 Census and all correspondence between the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and those individuals with regard to the meeting both prior to and following the meeting.
Attendees of the meeting convened by the ONS on 24 June 2020 included representatives from:
Fair play for women
Government Equalities Office (GEO)
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Anglia Ruskin University
LGBT National Health Advisor
UCL Institute of Education
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Kent
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
Imperial College London
University of Chester
Kings College London
London School of Economics
Iain Bell, ONS
Susan Mangles, ONS
Unfortunately, we would be unable to disclose the names of the individuals who attended the Roundtable meeting, as this would constitute personal data. This information is therefore exempt under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
We have conducted a search of all information we hold, and the requested information can be found in the downloadable PDF files, named 0640_Roundtable_Correspondence_Part_1_Redacted_v.4.pdf, 0640_Roundtable_Correspondence_Part_2_Redacted_v.3.pdf and 0640_Roundtable_Correspondence_Part_3_Redacted.pdf. These pieces of correspondence have been redacted to remove personal information (in line with Section 40 (2) of the FOIA) and information outside of the scope of the request.
We have also attached a document named PO7_Attachment_Draft Note of the Roundtable on the guidance on the 2021_Redacted. This was an attachment included in the requested correspondence. This is labelled with a number (PO7), which corresponds to the number of the relevant email in Part One of the correspondence.
Although out of scope, for completeness we have attached the circulated final note of the meeting following comments made by attendees on the draft note. This is document 0640_Final_Minutes_For_Roundtable_v.2_Redacted.
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