Basis, Role and Purpose, Function and Long Term Overall Effect, of Note and File Only Orders in Northern Ireland.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn wedi cael ei oedi. Yn ôl y gyfraith, dylai Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) fel arfer wedi ymateb yn brydlon a erbyn (manylion)

Dear Department of Justice (Northern Ireland),

A lot has been written about the causes of poor mental health, low self esteem and low levels of morale and staff engagement in NICS.

Long Standing, Fully Officially Supported, unanimously Officially Endorsed, life-term Note and File Only Orders are, like official and lifelong Communication Bans, historically the bane of NICS, thought to play a huge part.

I write to enquire please if there is any record of DOJ ever expressing an opinion on the Note and File Question or on the Forensic Testing of Evidence? Could I please have a copy of such opinion and also details please of the average tariff actually served by someone subject to a lifelong Communication Ban?

Yours faithfully,


Dear Department of Justice (Northern Ireland),
Hey, we’re a bit overdue. Not to worry.

Please remember that FOI does not require DOJ to invent records that don’t exist. Not at all. FOI requires nothing of the sort and are in no way demanding.

If DOJ records are silent on the topic of Noting and Filing evidence, and if DOJ still sees no need for forensic testing of disowned, apparently fraudulent, possibly (no one is judging) criminal, career ending materials , then please do not be afraid to just say so.

That is all FOI Legislation requires.

Regarding life term Communication Bans, if life in every case means life, and there is no record of anyone ever being granted a reprieve, again just say so.

Rest assured , no one looking at sacking levels and at psychiatric injury levels in NICS will be in any way surprised.

This is Open Government, this is FOI working as it should getting a true, honest and fairly drawn picture of standards and conditions in NICS out there just as Parliament in its wisdom intended.

Good Luck. I wish you well.

Yours faithfully,


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