OGN Letters


Civil Society letter to the Open Government Partnership October 2022 | UK Status

19th October 2022
The below letter was co-created by civil society at two workshops in October in light of the UK government failing to meet OGP criteria when developing a National Action Plan (NAP) for a third successive time. Thanks to all of those who contributed. A PDF of the letter emailed is available to download here. To:…
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Chair of UK OGN > Minister Heather Wheeler

25th August 2022
Dear Minister Re: OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism and potential ‘inactive’ status I am writing on behalf of the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) committee to flag some activity over the coming days and weeks. OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism It was disappointing although maybe not surprising to read that the UK had failed to meet…
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Chair UK OGN > Minister Wheeler re: IRM

24th August 2022
Dear Minister Re: OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism and potential ‘inactive’ status I am writing on behalf of the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) committee to flag some activity over the coming days and weeks. OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism  It was disappointing although maybe not surprising to read that the UK had failed to meet…
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Minister Heather Wheeler > Chair of UK OGN

1st August 2022
Dear Kevin, Re: Request for support / Open Government Multistakeholder Forum, 22nd June 2022 It was a pleasure to meet you last month and to co-chair the Open Government Multistakeholder Forum. As you rightly outline in your email, these are important issues and I’m pleased to note the good progress being made around commitments in…
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Chair of UK OGN > Minister Heather Wheeler

15th July 2022
Dear Minister Re: Request for support / Open Government Multistakeholder Forum, 22nd June 2022 I am writing to thank you for co-chairing the Multistakeholder Forum (MSF) relating to the fifth UK National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government, to update on subsequent progress, and to share concerns about a continuing failure to engage on a…
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Reply to Letter: Minister Julia Lopez to UK OGN

14th March 2021
5 March 2021 Dear UK Open Government Civil Society Network members, Thank you for your letter of March 2nd, calling on the United Kingdom to reclaim its place as a global leader in openness and democracy. I am responding to your letter in my capacity as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, responsible for the…
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OGN Letter to Minister Julia Lopez on the OGP placing the UK ‘under review.’

3rd March 2021
Julia Lopez MP Parliamentary Secretary Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS March 2021 Dear Minister, Let’s take back our place as a global leader in open government. The Open Government Network (OGN) is a broad coalition of people and organisations who wish to see the United Kingdom regain our position as a global leader…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Margot James MP about ongoing delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan

1st May 2019
  C/O Andreas Pavlou UK Open Government Network Involve 18 Victoria Park Square London E2 9PF   Margot James MP Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 1 May 2019 Dear Margot James MP Ongoing delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan We write to you on…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Margot James MP on delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan

12th February 2019
C/O Andreas Pavlou UK Open Government Network Involve 18 Victoria Park Square London E3 9PF   Margot James MP Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 11 February 2019 Dear Margot James MP Delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan We write to you on the behalf…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Matt Hancock MP about ministerial engagement on open government

9th July 2018
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 9 July 2018 Dear The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Ministerial engagement on open government We write to you on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network to express our serious…
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