CPR - Signature of Documents by mechanical means

RICHARD VALDRY made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Civil Procedure Rule Committee

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

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Dear Civil Procedure Rule Committee,

CPR - Signature of Documents by mechanical means

PRACTICE DIRECTION 5A – COURT DOCUMENTS This Practice Direction supplements CPR Part 5

Signature of Documents by mechanical means
1
Where, under rule 5.3, a replica signature is printed
electronically or by other mechanical means on any document, the
name of the person whose signature is printed must also be printed
so that the person may be identified. This paragraph does not apply
to claim forms issued through the Claims Production Centre.

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedu...

1) Under the FoIA I wish to know if the above CPR practice direction applies to the magistrates court when granting summonses for non payment of council tax to the council.

2) Under the FoIA I wish to know if the above CPR practice direction applies to the council who create and issue non payment of council tax summonses ( court documents) on behalf of the magistrates court who grants them.

3) Please provide all recorded information that confirms that when the council prints a replica signature (a facsimile signature) onto a magistrates court summonses for non payment of council tax on behalf of the court, that the council also prints the name of the person whose signature is printed so that the person may be identified.

Many thanks for your time in answering this FOI request and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

RICHARD VALDRY

Wright, Jane, Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Dear Mr Valdry

 

Thank you for your request which has not been treated as a freedom of
information request. The Civil Procedure Rules only govern procedures in
the civil courts, the magistrates' courts are governed by a different set
of rules which can be found at:

 

[1]http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedu...

 

For further information on the Criminal Procedure Rules please contact
[2][email address];

 

Please let me know if I can assist you with any aspect of the Civil
Procedure Rules.

 

 

 

Jane

 

Jane Wright

Secretary to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Justice Policy Group

Ministry of Justice

Post Point 4.22

102 Petty France

London SW1H 9AJ

 

DX 152380 Westminster 8

 

Tel: 020 3334 3184

Fax: 020 3334 3147

 

[Civil Procedure Rule Committee request email]

 

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Dear Civil Procedure Rule Committee,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Procedure Rule Committee's handling of my FOI request 'CPR - Signature of Documents by mechanical means'.

Dear Jane Wright

Secretary to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Thank you for confirming that the Civil Procedure rules only govern procedures in the civil courts.

Please refer to the information and link provided below that confirms that the information is within your remit. Your assumption not to treat this as a FOI request is incorrect, as is the assumption that Magistrates’ Courts only deal with criminal matters, as alluded to in the link you provided, which did not lead to or confirm that the Magistrates' Courts are governed by a different set
of rules.

Magistrates - Civil

Although most magistrates deal with criminal work, they also decide many civil matters, particularly in relation to family work. Magistrates' civil roles include dealing with cases such as non-payment of council tax.

Magistrates' civil roles include dealing with cases such as non-payment of council tax.

http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/you-and-the-...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cp...

Yours faithfully,

RICHARD VALDRY