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Copies of all correspondence between the Welsh Government and the World Economic forum between 1 January 2020 and 21 December 2021.

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First published:
8 February 2022
Last updated:


07 February 2022

Complaint in respect of Request for Information ATISN 15880 – World Economic Forum

On December 24 2021 you made a freedom of information request for:

all communications between Mark Drakeford/Anyone working for the Devolved Welsh Government and the World Economic Forum between the 1st of January 2020 and the 21st of December 2021. I look forward to receiving this information at your earliest possible convenience"

We responded on January 21 2022 to confirm Welsh Government does not hold any information of this description. On the same day you requested an internal review. This letter represents the outcome of that review. 

I can confirm that Welsh Government does not hold any information of the type described in your request. On that basis, I do not uphold your complaint.

If you remain dissatisfied with this response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at:  

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 01625 545 745
Fax: 01625 524 510

Also, if you think that there has been maladministration in dealing with your request, you have the option to make a complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales who can be contacted at:

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales 
1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae 
CF35 5LJ 

Telephone: 0845 6010987 (local rate) 

Dr Steven Marshall 
Chief Social Research Officer




ATISN 15880 – World Economic Forum

Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) relating to correspondence with the World Economic Forum.  

Our Response

Following a search of our records, I can inform you that the Welsh Government does not hold any information that falls within the scope of your request.

Next Steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: 

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government, 
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 
or Email: 

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above. 

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF. 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

The request you sent me contains personal information about you - for example, your name and address. The Welsh Government will be the data processor for this information and, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be processed in order to fulfil our public task and meet our legal obligations under the Act to provide you with a response.

We will only use this personal information to deal with your request and any matters which arise as a result of it. We will keep your personal information and all other information relating to your request for three years from the date on which your request is finally closed.  Your personal information will then be disposed of securely.

Under data protection legislation, you have the right:   

•         to be informed of the personal data we hold about you and to access it
•         to require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data
•         to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing
•         for (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’
•         to (in certain circumstances) data portability
•         to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection

For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please see contact details below:

Data Protection Officer
Welsh Government
Cathays Park                      
CF10 3NQ
Yours sincerely