Brecon Law Courts & their lack of use/closure

Gwynne Davies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Government Legal Department

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Government Legal Department fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Government Legal Department,

Please provide the following information from your files;

1. The information held by the Government Legal Department [was Treasury Solicitor] by which they are aware that CSA [liability order] cases are not heard in Brecon [in 2014].

Counsel for the CSA sated that CSA cases were not being heard there in Brecon [had to be Llandrindod Wells] see below. Would have been instructed to say so by Solicitor [although as a part time Deputy DJ may have himself known already].

MR JOWETT: I am told from behind [CSA/Treasury Solicitor] that Brecon do not actually hear these kinds of cases but of course listing before an independent and not the same bench would be the obvious requirement if a matter is remitted back. As I have said, the respondent is wholly content for the appeal to be allowed and remitted back to the justices to hear... it cannot be remitted back to Brecon, I am told, because cases such as this are not heard there, but, of course, it would have to go before―

No cases at all are heard in Brecon now due to the Courts closure in March 2017 [or thereabouts].

Please provide any information in electronic format.


Yours faithfully,

Gwynne Davies

FOI, Government Legal Department

Our Ref: RM/108/17

Dear Gwynne Davies

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 09 December 2017. I will respond to your correspondence shortly.

Yours sincerely

Paul Woods
Data Protection Co-ordinator & Freedom of Information Officer

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FOI, Government Legal Department

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Davies

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Woods
DRO, FOI/DPA Co-ordinator, Head of Library Services
Operations, Government Legal Department

One Kemble Street, London WC2B 4TS
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7210 3045
[email address]

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for your response.

Can I suggest you ask John Scott as he was in attendance and would, acting on instructions of the CSA, have instructed the barrister to inform the court thus? As a lawyer it is his duty to inform the court [and me] if this information was incorrect?

The information must be held by the GLD in its files somewhere?

Yours sincerely,

Gwynne Davies