Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
20 December 2018
Dear Mr Badshah
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request –
Thank you for your request dated 7 December 2018 in which you asked for the following
information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ): I would like to get figures on the number of incidents of children being convicted of
assaulting their parent/s in each of the past two calendar years.
Your request has been handled under the FOIA.
I can confirm the MoJ holds all of the information you have requested. However, to provide
as the request currently stands would exceed the cost limit set out in the FOIA.
Section 12(1) of the FOIA means public authorities are not obliged to comply with a request
for information if it estimates the cost of complying would exceed the appropriate limit. The
appropriate limit for central government is set at £600.
This represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 3.5 working days determining whether the department holds the
information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information.
Centrally held information does not include information on the relationship between an
offender and their victim concerning any offence, unless defined in statute
We believe that the cost of locating, retrieving and extracting the requested information from
individual case files would exceed the appropriate limit. Consequently, we are not obliged to
comply with your request.
For guidance on how to structure successful requests please refer to the ICO website on the
following link: http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/official_information
If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to request an internal review by
responding in writing to one of the addresses below within two months of the date of this
Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice, 10.38, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
You do have the right to ask the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to investigate any
aspect of your complaint. However, please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal
complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning their investigation.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services