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Article 61 of the Magna Carta, Lawful Dissent and Oaths

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Dear Norfolk County Council,

I have some questions in regards to correspondence received by Norfolk Council Council in regards to Article 61 of the Magna Carta, Lawful Dissent and Oaths.

Since Covid, many people have began to claim that under “Article 61” of Magna Carta they have the right to lawfully dissent or rebel if they believe they’re being governed unjustly. They contact Police, Courts and Local Authorities to "declare an Oath of allegiance to the Committee of the Barons whom invoked Article 61of the 1215 Magna Carta". These Notices and Oaths are often used in an effort to bypass Covid restrictions and for the avoidance of Council Tax.

I have the following questions regarding this...

1. How many, if any, notices has Norfolk County Council received in regards to the following. If so, how many?
 • Notice of Conditional Acceptance
 • Notice of Default Opportunity to Cure
 • Notice of Default
 • Notice of Coercion to Aid and Abet High Treason
 • Notice to Stop

(To aid in your search, these are usually received by the Leader of the Council and Chair of the Council and the Notice of Conditional Acceptance usually contains statements similar to "I am writing to declare an Oath of allegiance to the Committee of the Barons whom invoked Article 61 of the 1215 Magna Carta on the 23rd March 2001 and, that I am hereby standing with lawful excuse to “distress” the Crown, and cannot by Royal Proclamation aid and abet it in any way whatsoever, including Norfolk County Council whom may/are making, or may in future make demands on me to comply with unlawful legislation, I herby attempt to pre-empt any such unlawful behaviour by Declaration of my lawful standing herein.")

2. What is the Council general response to receiving these notices?

3. Have you received any notices or correspondence about Article 61 of the Magna Carta that relate to witholding Council Tax? If so, how many?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. S Smith

Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

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Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

Dear Ms Smith
 
Freedom of Information Request ENQ- 448509-N6V3R5
 
I refer to your request for information dated 13 December 2020.
 
You asked for:
 
1.      How many, if any, notices has Norfolk County Council received in
regards to the following. If so, how many?
 
         • Notice of Conditional Acceptance
         • Notice of Default Opportunity to Cure
         • Notice of Default
         • Notice of Coercion to Aid and Abet High Treason
         • Notice to Stop
 
2.      What is the Council general response to receiving these notices?
3.      Have you received any notices or correspondence about Article 61
of the Magna Carta that relate to witholding Council Tax? If so, how many?
 
Our response:  
 
Neither the Leader or the Chairman of Norfolk County Council have received
any such notices or correspondence.
 
With regard to point 3 of your enquiries, the collection of Council Tax is
under the remit of District, Borough and City Councils for Norfolk, and
you may therefore wish to direct this enquiry to them. Here are their
contact details.
 
[1][email address]
[2][email address]
[3][email address]
[4][email address]
[5][email address]
[6][email address]
[7][email address]
 
 
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:
 
[8][Norfolk County Council request email]
or Information Compliance Team
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
 
An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".
 
If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: [9]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:
 
First Contact Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane, Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bev Whittaker, Senior Information Compliance Officer 
Information Compliance Team, Insight and Analytics, Strategy and
Governance Directorate 
Tel Dept: 01603 222661
Bays 7,8 & 9, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane,
Norwich 
  
 
 
 

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