Department for Education: Stonewall

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2021 to Question 61056 on Department for Education: Stonewall, for what reason his Department's Answer is different to the Answer given by his Department in an FOI response in October 2021, reference FOI 2021-0011344; and whether other funding by his Department to Stonewall was omitted in that Answer or the FOI request.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

The inconsistency between the two responses consists of two elements:

  • Different time periods covered by the two responses. The Freedom of Information (FOI) response provided detail on the 2019 and 2020 calendar years. The Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ) response provided detail on the 2017-18 financial year through to, and including, 25 October 2021
  • The FOI response erroneously included a payment of £48,693.33 on behalf of the Government Equalities Office, dated 01/04/2019

This is set out in the attached table.

The department has looked into the impact that this discrepancy has had on previous FOIs and at this stage we think it is limited to three responses. The department will amend and reissue those FOI responses accordingly.

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