Dear The Public Health Agency of Sweden,

Various British media outlets have reported that on Sept. 21st last year, the UK Prime Minister was “briefed” by Anders Tegnell, accompanied by two British academics known for their scepticism towards Covid lockdown measures.

e.g. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

Concerning Mr Tegnell’s involvement in this meeting, I have the following questions.

1. Does Mr Tegnell’s professional contract allow him to attend meetings to “brief” foreign governments?

2. Did Mr Tegnell advise both the Public Health Authority and the Swedish Health Ministry in advance of his attendance at this meeting? If so, did both bodies give their agreement?

3. If “yes" to question 2, may I request copies of the correspondence between Mr Tegnell and the relevant authorities?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Hunt

Info Folkhälsomyndigheten, The Public Health Agency of Sweden

Dear Sir,

 

Please find response to your questions below:

 

1. Does Mr Tegnell’s professional contract allow him to attend meetings to
“brief” foreign governments? Answer: Yes.

 

2. Did Mr Tegnell advise both the Public Health Authority and the Swedish
Health Ministry in advance of his attendance at this meeting? Answer: Yes.
If so, did both bodies give their agreement? Dr Tegnell is the deputy
Director General and an employee of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and
participated in the meeting as a part of his responsibilities at the
Agency. No agreement from the Swedish Ministry of Health is necessary,
they were informed as indicated above. We anticipate that you mean the
Public Health Agency as Sweden do not have a “Public Health Authority”.

 

3. If “yes" to question 2, may I request copies of the correspondence
between Mr Tegnell and the relevant authorities? Answer: Arrangements
where discussed and concluded over the phone, no transcript is available.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Ämne: Freedom of Information request - Anders Tegnell "briefing" for UK
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Dear The Public Health Agency of Sweden,

 

Various British media outlets have reported that on Sept. 21st last year,
the UK Prime Minister was “briefed” by Anders Tegnell, accompanied by two
British academics known for their scepticism towards Covid lockdown
measures.

 

e.g.
[4]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

 

Concerning Mr Tegnell’s involvement in this meeting, I have the following
questions.

 

1. Does Mr Tegnell’s professional contract allow him to attend meetings to
“brief” foreign governments?

 

2. Did Mr Tegnell advise both the Public Health Authority and the Swedish
Health Ministry in advance of his attendance at this meeting? If so, did
both bodies give their agreement?

 

3. If “yes" to question 2, may I request copies of the correspondence
between Mr Tegnell and the relevant authorities?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Richard Hunt

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Dear Info Folkhälsomyndigheten,

Thank you for your prompt reply and for providing it in a foreign language.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Hunt