Dear House of Lords,
Sovereignty of the UK Government ?
Under the FOIA I wish to know from whence the government obtains its authority ?
The principles upon which the government is supposed to rest and are constrained ?
Is Sovereignty itself subject to law or is it the source of the law ?
If sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, does not the sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts ?
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Dear House of Lords,
Can you please say when a response can be expected as you had intended to reply within 10 days . Thank you.
Dear Mr. Lewis,
I am writing in response to your e-mail (copied below).
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