Margaret Thatcher (State) - 1979 to 1983

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-19463
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, née Roberts (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013). Proof of death is not required because her 2013 death from a stroke has been widely reported.

Please limit this search to documents created from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I submitted an identical request regarding Margaret Thatcher for documents from 1973 to 1978 (F-2013-06280), and a Program Analyst from the Office of Information Programs and Services, Europe, Africa and Near Eastern Affairs has indicated she is able to conduct a search. Please clarify why this request should be any different beside the search frame.

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-19463.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 11-21-2013. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

My email of 2013-12-02 was never answered, therefore it is wholly inappropriate that my request was closed without consulting me. Clarification request reprinted below as sent on December 2.

Respectfully,
Shawn

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Hello,

I submitted an identical request regarding Margaret Thatcher for documents from 1973 to 1978 (F-2013-06280), and a Program Analyst from the Office of Information Programs and Services, Europe, Africa and Near Eastern Affairs has indicated she is able to conduct a search. Please clarify why this request should be any different beside the search frame.

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave - The Department's November letter informed you that you had not described the records sought in a way that someone familiar with Department records and programs could locate them. You were asked to narrow the scope of your request, and provide a full description of incidents, meetings, events, persons involved, etc. pertaining to the requested documents. Regards,

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