FOI 611 - 2019
Dear S Staffordson Freedom of Information Request: 611 - 2019
Thank you for your request received by Sevenoaks District Council on 13 September 2019.
In relation to your enquiry, please find the Council’s response set out below. Your enquiry was:
Where did the council obtain the information regarding the appropriation of payments case law
which conflicts with the judgment in R. v Miskin Lower Justices ?
The case you have stated essentially indicates it was reasonable to infer that the debt was
intended for an “original” debt where a person was subject to imprisonment if it was not paid –
in many cases that could be a good reason for attributing the debt to the oldest debt (though
not always). Please note that Sevenoaks District Council and Dartford Borough Council run a joint team
for the provision of Revenues and Benefits and the response is on behalf of both councils.
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questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
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