Baroness Scotland and criminal records

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Dear Ministry of Justice,
dear sir, i would like through the freedom of information act the following. 1. Does Baroness Scotland have a criminal record? She was recently fined £5000 in an immigration scandal. 2. If she does not, then why not?And what law protects her from having a criminal record? 3. Also can you give me a full list of all politicians who have criminal records, I would like a list from the last 10 years, but will settle for the last 5 years if you don't have the last 10 years. Can you also tell me what offence they committed?

Yours faithfully,

B Ovens

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19-APR-10 Our Ref:FOI/64691/10

Dear Mr Ovens,

SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request

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Freedom of Information Request FOI/64691/10

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19-APR-10 Our Ref:FOI/64691/10

Dear Mr Ovens,

SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request

I am writing again to apologise, but the receive date of 14th May 2010
was incorrect, the correct date is 17th May 2010. I again apologise for
any trouble this may have caused.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) from the Ministry of Justice
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Dear Holden, Lance,

Please pass this onto an internal review, im shocked at the answer/reason i have been given.

Yours sincerely,

brian ovens

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I am out of the office on thursday and friday but will pick up emails from
time to time also out on tuesday 4 May but should be contactable on the
mobile 07789 946874 this day. I should be back in the office on wednesday
5th and will deal with everything then.
Ta Lance

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L : Turnbull left an annotation ()

How about just asking for the baroness's details and forget the rest?
One piece at a time the small axe will cut down the big big tree.

brian ovens left an annotation ()

What details do you have in mind? Its like getting blood from a stone, i just don't understand why they would have to check every court record in england, they must know an easier way to get details than that.

J Wilson left an annotation ()

I would have thought that they knew which Court dealt with her employment of an illegal immigrant, which I believe is the matter you are referring to.

As for all MPs, every one who has claimed tax free expenses has broken the law, with impunity it seems. the 3 being prosecuted are the tip of the ice berg and are getting legal aid to defend the indefensible.

The tax legislation states, and always has stated, that the only tax exempt expenses for employees (as all MPs are)are for expenses incurred "wholly, exclusively and necessarily, in the performance of their duties". MPs seem to think this extends to leisure pursuits such as watching TV (or porn films)and lining their own pockets with profits from 'second homes' which they improve at public expense, in some cases without ever apparently occupying them, in "the performance of their duties".

Either way they all should have paid tax on most of their claims.

J Wilson left an annotation ()

I would have thought that they knew which Court dealt with her employment of an illegal immigrant, which I believe is the matter you are referring to.

As for all MPs, every one who has claimed tax free expenses has broken the law, with impunity it seems. The 3 being prosecuted are the tip of the ice-berg and are getting legal aid to defend the indefensible.

The tax legislation states, and always has stated, that the only tax exempt expenses for employees (as all MPs are) are for expenses incurred "wholly, exclusively and necessarily, in the performance of their duties". MPs seem to think this extends to leisure pursuits such as watching TV (or porn films) and lining their own pockets with profits from 'second homes' which they improve at public expense, in some cases without ever apparently occupying them at all, let alone occasionally in "the performance of their duties".

Either way they all should have paid tax on most of their claims as most of them are personal costs incurred by every employee without reimbursement by employers and would be disallowed by any other Tax Inspector.

If it were anyone else they'd also now be charged interest and penalties for every year they've claimed them in the last 20 years at least.