A UK resident submitted a Freedom of Information (“FOI”) request asking whether her representative Member of Parliament (“MP”) had been “vaccinated” and, if so, to disclose which type of Covid injection the MP had been given.
The office of the MP responded: “I was informed that under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 section 30 Craig Tracey MP [for North Warwickshire and Bedworth] does not have to respond to the request,” and provided the link to section 30: Information Commissioner’s Office: Personal information (section 40 and regulation 13).
FOI Request “has Craig Tracey MP (my MP) been vaccinated ?? He does not have to respond !! Section 30 pic.twitter.com/OW2UkxnBJk
— Anne-Marie #Together❣️ (@AnneMar45451941) October 13, 2021
A month earlier, on 7 September 2021, a FOI was submitted requesting that the UK House of Commons Commission provide information regarding the numbers of staff and elected members that had received one and two doses of a Covid injection, whether they were required to inform the House authorities of Covid tests and the details of the policy of requiring staff and elected members to take PCR tests.
The Commission responded: “This information is not held by the House of Commons. As stated above, we do not manage MPs’ healthcare arrangements and therefore hold no information for this, and we also do not hold records on the vaccination status of House staff.”
And regarding Covid tests the Commission said: “Neither House staff nor MPs are required to inform the House of Commons if they have had a test for Covid-19, nor is there any policy which requires them to do so.”