Attorney General Duty in Law War Crimes Bill 1991

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Dear Attorney General's Office,

Please disclose the records for attorney general discharge of his duty to parliament arising from death of Sir John Stradling Thomas MP at his Dolphin Square Home March 1991 between final readings of above bill.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

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Dear Attorney General's Office,

You understand that Sir John Stradling Thomas MP in 1990 wrote to Attorney General on a matter touching on issues in the War Crimes BILL ?

These matters arose in Matron Mary McGill Decd 1972 Suffolk and in Welsh Regional Crime Squad inquiry into Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder Homes 1972

Whereas the Galician SS Divn was brought to UK postwar by efforts of Labour MP Richard Rapier Stokes Ipswich and UK status was clear. The same could not and cannot be said of who ever the persons were sponsored to UK by the Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder charities subject of sudden death inquiry Suffolk (McGill Decd) and Regional Crime Squad Inquiry Wales (Suspecting Acquisition of UK identity via death registration malpractices)

On the face of it Tony Newton DHSS and Patrick Mayhew Attorney General elected not to tell the Commons about Sir Johns correspondence or his intention to raise parliamentary inquiry into handling of that correspondence. An intention not realised because he died at his Dolphin Square Home March 1991.

And on the face of it Earl Ferrers Police Minister elected to conceal Sir John's correspondence from the Lords

Obviously the EU Resolution on GLADIO was issued in 1990

And a driver of the War Crimes Bill was Greville Janner MP the beneficiary of public interest favour 1991 to dodge child abuse charges

The first application to quash the Matron McGill Decd 1972 suicide verdict was 1992 by Roger Evans MP Monmouth a barrister The question thus re-arising in inquest verdict appeal process. Who were the men sponsored to UK by Sue Ryder and Airey Neave ? Due to the international nature of the two charities would such men be habitually resident in UK and would they hence escape the jurisdiction of the War Crimes Act ?

This is the context to the above FOI.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

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Dear Mr Card,

Please see the attached AGO response to your FOI request dated 29 April 2019.

Yours Sincerely,

FOI Officer
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Dear Attorney General's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney General's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Attorney General Duty in Law War Crimes Bill 1991'.

It seems impossible you have no record because Patrick Mayhew replied to Sir John Stradling Thomas MP

The question arising from the reply was to get a copy of the letter Mayhew replied to as it didn't appear to be an answer to the letter he wrote !

This is key because the subjects Sir John covered would have alerted Patrick Mayhew to the problems in using parliament act to push through War Crimes Bill You can find a Patrick Mayhew reply in Matron McGill Decd case file I think Earl Ferrers response too

[ A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Card,

Your internal review request will be taken forward as appropriate.

A response will be provided in due course.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
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Dear AGO Correspondence

I have two relevant FOIs to Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

If you examine your Matron McGill Decd case file you will find that in April 1972 there is evidence of Home Office with Suffolk Chief constable reporting to New Zealand Govt they had questioned HM Coroner ?

You will be mindful that is also evidence of a meeting with HM Coroner subject of Common Law Duty to report facts to HM Coroner ?

You will also find in the file that the explanation purportedly given by HM Coroner was immediatey disproved by New Zealand simply by usin g the inquest evidence scant though it is. The statement of Sue Ryder's secretary

So at least three issues are evidenced.

Lying to HM Coroner

Lying to a Commonwealth jurisdiction

Breaking Common Law duty to HM Coroner

This was shortly before two further deaths in 1972 each in turn subject of duties to report facts to HM Coroner

And those two deaths were also at time the Islington and Hackney MPs raised 43 child care deaths only two of which got inquests.

So clearly there is a history of Suffolk Chief constables undermining HM Coroner on an eye watering scale

In the initial context of the German postwar internment release scheme and the death of the investigating Regional Crime Squad Det sgt to whom Suffolk Chief constables also have a Common Law duty to HM Coroners for

When we reflect that RCS inquiry forward on the constituency casework 1990 1991 we get to the War Crimes Bill and the spanner in the works Sir John Stradling Thomas MP report to parliamentary ombudsman would have been had he lived to make it> He died at his Dolphin Square Home March 1991

At the time of this a second opinion on a 1972 autopsy report had been given by Home Office pathologist 1991 and before he could be questioned the original pathologist died suddenly. And you know what is coming don't you ? With that death and to the knowledge of the Attorney General another duty to allay suspicion upon HM Coroner and another Common Law duty to report facts to HM Coroner upon both Suffolk Chief constable and upon Attorney General Patrick Mayhew.

In your response please disclose a copy of Mayhews Common Law Report to HM Coroner.
Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Card,

Thank you for your email below, which we have decided to treat as a separate FOI request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) since you have requested information in addition to that requested in your original FOI (FOI/107/19) to which you have requested an internal review.

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

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
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Dear Mr Card,

 

Please see the attached response to your 10^th May 2019 request for an
internal review into the FOI request you made on 29^th April 2019.

 

Please also see the attached AGO response to the FOI request you submitted
to this office on 13^th May 2019.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

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