Attorney General: applications for committal [contempt] proceedings against private citizens.

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Dear Attorney General’s Office,

Please provide the following information.

1. A copy of the policy or guidance for taking contempt proceedings against private citizens [who is/are not a public servant].

In addition please provide a copy of the last judgement or order when the following occurred;

A. The last occasion when the A-G made an application for committal [or other sanction] proceedings against a private citizen [who was not a public servant].

Please provide any information in electronic format.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Gwynne Davies

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General’s Office

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AGO Correspondence, Attorney General’s Office

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Dear Gwynne Davies

 

Thank you for your FOI request to the Attorney General's Office (AGO). 

 

The AGO will respond to your request within the deadline requirement of
the FOIA legislation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Gabriella Guymer-Davies

 

FOI Officer

Attorney General’s Office

5-8 The Sanctuary

London, SW1P 3JS

[1]www.gov.uk/ago

 

 

 

 

 

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General’s Office

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Dear Ms Davies

 

Please see the attached response to your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Gabriella Guymer-Davies

 

FOI Officer

Attorney General’s Office

5-8 The Sanctuary

London, SW1P 3JS

[1]www.gov.uk/ago

 

 

 

 

 

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