Codex Alimentarius

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan SASA.

Dear Scottish Agricultural Science Agency,

Have you been notified of any changes in Agriculture due to the initiation of the rules by Codex Alimentarius?

What measures are you taking to prevent Codex Alimentarius from being implemented in our farms. If you have not heard about what it is, you need to research it yourself to get a better understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Alan

Jill Tivey,

Dear Alan

We acknowledge receipt of your request below dated 22 February 2010. We
will respond under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 within
20 working days.

Please note that in April 2008 the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
was merged into the Scottish Government's Rural Payments and Inspections
Directorate and is now known as Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture.

Regards

Jill

Jill Tivey
Librarian & Information Manager - Library

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ, UK
T: +44(0)131 244 8826 | F: +44(0)131 244 8940
E: [email address] | W: [1]www.sasa.gov.uk

SASA is a Division of the Scottish Government Rural Payments and
Inspections Directorate

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Jill Tivey,

Dear Alan

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 22 February 2010
regarding Codex Alimentarius, I am writing to inform you that, as it
stands, your request is not valid in terms of section 8(1)(b) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 since we do not have your
surname. If we were to deal with the request as it is and for any reason
it went to the Scottish Information Commissioner on appeal he would not
treat it as a valid appeal - we have received confirmation from the Office
of the Scottish Information Commissioner on this point.

To enable us to deal with your request, please provide us with your
surname. Alternatively if you do not want to give your surname, you could
ask someone else to submit the request on your behalf.

As I am unable to continue without this, I will put your request on hold
until I hear back from you.

Regards

Jill

Jill Tivey
Librarian & Information Manager - Library

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ, UK
T: +44(0)131 244 8826 | F: +44(0)131 244 8940
E: [email address] | W: [1]www.sasa.gov.uk

SASA is a Division of the Scottish Government Rural Payments and
Inspections Directorate

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Jill Tivey,

I don't really consent to giving my surname. For legal reasons and not understanding "standing under" any acts or statutes for my fictional entity Mr. A *******

For the reasons that I don't want to create joinder within the legal system and not allign myself with the "person" Mr. A ******* as the courts, Scottish parliament and police are businesses run for profit and need the person to use the force of the law on me. Acts and statutes are statutory instruments and not law.

When you realise that for yourself then we can move further on, thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Alan

Jill Tivey,

Dear Alan

Further to our previous correspondence on your Freedom of Information
request dated 22 February 2010 regarding Codex Alimentarius, I am
writing to inform you that, as it stands, your request is not valid in
terms of section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

I would refer you to the Scottish Information Commissioner's guidance on
how people can make information requests:

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

and in particular the question about using a false name.

As mentioned in my previous email dated 1 March 2010 below, if we were
to deal with the request as it stands and for any reason it went to the
Scottish Information Commissioner on appeal he would not treat it as a
valid appeal.

To enable us to deal with your request, please provide us with your
surname. Alternatively if you do not want to give your surname, you
could ask someone else to submit the request on your behalf.

Until you can satisfy these conditions, I am sorry that I am unable to
assist you any further with your enquiry.

Regards

Jill

Jill Tivey
Librarian & Information Manager - Library

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ, UK
T: +44(0)131 244 8826 | F: +44(0)131 244 8940
E: [email address] | W: www.sasa.gov.uk

SASA is a Division of the Scottish Government Rural Payments and
Inspections Directorate

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Colm Howard-Lloyd anodiad ()

They are techincally correct, but you might find it helpful to refer to the WDTK FAQs here for suggestions on how to proceed:

Can I make an FOI request using a pseudonym?

Technically, you must use your real name for your request to be a valid Freedom of Information request in law. See this guidance from the Information Commissioner (January 2009).

However, the same guidance also says it is good practice for the public authority to still consider a request made using an obvious pseudonym. You should refer to this if a public authority refuses a request because you used a pseudonym.

Be careful though, even if the authority follows this good practice, the pseudonym will probably make it impossible for you to complain to the Information Commissioner later about the handling of your request.

There are several good alternatives to using a pseudonym.

* Use a different form of your name. The guidance says that "Mr Arthur Thomas Roberts" can make a valid request as "Arthur Roberts", "A. T. Roberts", or "Mr Roberts", but not as "Arthur" or "A.T.R.".
* Women may use their maiden name.
* In most cases, you may use any name by which you are "widely known and/or is regularly used".
* Use the name of an organisation, the name of a company, the trading name of a company, or the trading name of a sole trader.
* Ask someone else to make the request on your behalf.
* You may, if you are really stuck, ask us to make the request on your behalf. Please contact us with a good reason why you cannot make the request yourself and cannot ask a friend to. We don't have the resources to do this for everyone.

Please do not try to impersonate someone else.

Gadawodd John Cross anodiad ()

perhaps this request should have been dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations rather than FOI. I don't think you have to give your name for an EIR request to be valid.

Gadawodd Colm Howard-Lloyd anodiad ()

Good point! Yes, my understanding of EIR is that a request can be less formal than FOIA, so the name of the requester is less important. Indeed EIR can be verbal.

It appears to be a valid request under Section 3 and/or 5 of the EIR:

* Measures and activities such as policies, plans, and agreements affecting or likely to affect the state of the elements of the environment
* The state of human health and safety, contamination of the food chain