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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please could you provide me with information about what avenues you have used to promote legal aid changes. In particular please could you provide:

1. Annual expenditure on advertising and promotion of all legal aid changes brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders act 2012.
2. Annual expenditure on advertising and promotion of the Civil Legal Advice Gateway in particular.
3. Please provide details of how this money was spent and where, and how, changes to Legal Aid and the CLA Gateway were communicated.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Wilks

Information Governance (LAA),

Dear Dan Wilks.

 

Thank you for your email dated 12^th April 2014, in which you asked for
the following information from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) an Executive
Agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ):

 

“Please could you provide me with information about what avenues you have
used to promote legal aid changes. In particular please could you provide:

1. Annual expenditure on advertising and promotion of all legal aid
changes brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of
Offenders act 2012.
2. Annual expenditure on advertising and promotion of the Civil Legal
Advice Gateway in particular.
3. Please provide details of how this money was spent and where, and how,
changes to Legal Aid and the CLA Gateway were communicated”.

 

Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Under the Act, the department is required to provide you with a response
within 20 working days. We will write to you in response to your request
for information by 14^th May 2014.

 

The Freedom of Information Act includes a number of exemptions to
releasing information.  Some of these are qualified exemptions which
require us to consider whether it is in the public interest to disclose or
withhold the information.  In these circumstances we may need more time to
consider your request, and if this is the case I will write to you by the
date above to inform you of when you can expect to receive a
response.     

 

If you have any queries regarding this request please do not hesitate to
contact us quoting the reference number in the subject/title box of this
email in all future correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team  | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Information Governance (LAA),

By law, you should have responded by 14 May 2014 but I have not yet had a response. Please can you provide me with the information requested or give me a date by which to expect it.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Wilks

Information Governance (LAA),

 
Thank you for your email, it has been received by the Legal Aid Agency's
Information Governance team and we will process it in due course.
 
Please note that if your email contains a  new FOI or DPA request we will
forward it to the Ministry of Justice's Data Access and Compliance Unit
for processing.
 
In future please send new requests directly to them, their  email address
is [email address]
 

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Information Governance (LAA),

Dear Mr Wilks.

This request is being dealt with by another team within the Ministry of Justice. I have forwarded your email to them so that they can advise when they will be issuing a response.

Yours sincerely

Governance Team | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

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Owens, Christopher, Ministry of Justice

Dear Mr Wilks,
 
Thank you for your email, in which you asked for information from the
Ministry of Justice (MoJ) about the Civil Legal Advice helpline.
 
Your request has been passed to me because I have responsibility for
answering requests relating to this policy area.
 
I can confirm that the response to your request has been written and will
be with you shortly. It is working its way through our system at the
moment. My apologies for the slight delay.
If you have any queries regarding this request please do not hesitate to
contact me, quoting ref: 90201 in all future correspondence.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Christopher Owens.
 
 
Christopher Owens  |  Senior Policy Manager  |  Ministry of Justice
T: 020 3334 4420   |   E: [email address]
4th Floor (4.42), 102 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ
 
 

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Dear Mr Wilks,
 
Please find attached a response to your queries regarding the Civil Legal
Advice gateway. We treated this under the Freedom of Information Act, and
assigned the following reference numbers to your two separate pieces of
correspondence: 90201 and 90246. I'd be grateful if you could quote these
in any future correspondence. Thank you.
 
My apologies again for the slight delay in responding to you.
 
Regards,
 
Christopher.
 

Christopher Owens  |  Senior Policy Manager  |  Ministry of Justice
T: 020 3334 4420   |   E: [email address]
4th Floor (4.42), 102 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

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Owens, Christopher, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Wilks,
 
Please find attached a response to your queries regarding the Civil Legal
Advice gateway. We treated this under the Freedom of Information Act, and
assigned the following reference numbers to your two separate pieces of
correspondence: 90201 and 90246. I'd be grateful if you could quote these
in any future correspondence. Thank you.
 
My apologies again for the slight delay in responding to you.
 
Regards,
 
Christopher.
 

Christopher Owens  |  Senior Policy Manager  |  Ministry of Justice
T: 020 3334 4420   |   E: [email address]
4th Floor (4.42), 102 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

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