This passport remains the property of ...... Please provide where and how this authority is derived from

Marc Horn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to HM Passport Office

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

Dear HM Passport Office,

Within the passports issued by yourselves,
NOTES page,
"7. Caution
This passport remains the property of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom....."

As you issue the passports please provide the following information as each person involved in the process is personally liable for ensuring the lawfulness of the statement;

1. Please provide the legislation of who and what "Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom" is.

Yours faithfully,

Marc Horn

FOI, HM Passport Office

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Mr Horn

Thank you for your email below. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 24 July 2017, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, HM Passport Office

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Horn
 
Please see the attached response.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Her Majesty’s Passport Office
 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

I pay for my passport and am lead to believe it is my property.
However upon reading the small print it says it is not mine! That means it is someone else's and it clearly says so which is the reason for the FOI.
I want to know who and what this someone else is as you issue the passports with this someone else you must know the answer.

Hence I repeat my FOI which is very clear.

"Within the passports issued by yourselves,
NOTES page,
"7. Caution
This passport remains the property of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom....."

As you issue the passports please provide the following information as each person involved in the process is personally liable for ensuring the lawfulness of the statement;

1. Please provide the legislation of who and what "Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom" is."

Failing that you understand what you print in the passports and only follow orders, please provide the legislation that tells you that you must print on NOTES page,
"7. Caution
This passport remains the property of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.....", so that I can ask them the question!

Yours sincerely,

Marc Horn

FOI, HM Passport Office

If your enquiry falls within the remit of a Freedom of Information request
Her Majesty’s Passport Office will send you an acknowledgement within the
next 2 working days.

 

If your enquiry does not fall within the Freedom of Information remit this
will not be forwarded or responded to. Therefore please contact the
appropriate department listed below:

 

• For a passport enquiry or complaint, please complete an online enquiry
form

 

• If your enquiry or complaint relates to a certificate which you have
ordered from the General Registrar’s Office, please complete the
certificate service order enquiries form.

 

• If your request is for information relating to your data held by Her
Majesty’s Passport Office or an individual it falls under the terms of the
Data Protection Act 1998 and may qualify as a Subject Access Request,
please email [email address]

 

• If your enquiry relates to nationality you should forward your enquiry
to the UK Visas and Immigration enquiry team who are better placed to
respond, please email    [email address] 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Mr Horn

Thank you for your further email below. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 24 August 2017, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear HM Passport Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Passport Office's handling of my FOI request 'This passport remains the property of ...... Please provide where and how this authority is derived from'.

No response has been received to date and is well beyond the statutory response time limit.

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

Yours faithfully,

Marc Horn

FOI, HM Passport Office

If your enquiry falls within the remit of a Freedom of Information request
Her Majesty’s Passport Office will send you an acknowledgement within the
next 2 working days.

 

If your enquiry does not fall within the Freedom of Information remit this
will not be forwarded or responded to. Therefore please contact the
appropriate department listed below:

 

• For a passport enquiry or complaint, please complete an online enquiry
form

 

• If your enquiry or complaint relates to a certificate which you have
ordered from the General Registrar’s Office, please complete the
certificate service order enquiries form.

 

• If your request is for information relating to your data held by Her
Majesty’s Passport Office or an individual it falls under the terms of the
Data Protection Act 1998 and may qualify as a Subject Access Request,
please email [email address]

 

• If your enquiry relates to nationality you should forward your enquiry
to the UK Visas and Immigration enquiry team who are better placed to
respond, please email    [email address] 

 

 

Gadawodd Steven Robinson anodiad ()

Any passport issued by any country is the property of the Government of that country. There is no automatic right or entitlement to a British Passport and does not confer nationality it is merely evidence of it. British Passports are issued at the discretion of the Home Secretary the passport office merely follow orders from the Home Office specifically the Home Secretary. The decision to grant refuse or withdraw a British Passport lies under the Royal Prerogative and the Home Secretary as an executive power does not require legislation!