Costs HMRC incurred in legal fee's after it charged, and convicted an Asian member of staff of holding 'extreme political views' for heckling the British National Party (BNP)

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Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

This is a freedom of information request

Please tell me the costs HMRC incurred in legal fee's after it charged, and convicted an Asian member of staff of holding 'extreme political views' for heckling the British National Party (BNP) at a lawful demonstration in Burnley. Please include the the cost of any barrister/barristers employed to represent HMRC at any Employment Tribunal.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

HM Revenue and Customs

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Please find attached the response to your FOI Request dated 20^th November
2011.

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Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Revenue and Customs's handling of my FOI request 'Costs HMRC incurred in legal fee's after it charged, and convicted an Asian member of staff of holding 'extreme political views' for heckling the British National Party (BNP)'.

Your answer baffle me. I have looked at the HMRCLEAKS website and seen the internal HMRC documents on there. When HMRC charged and convicted an Asian employee with having ‘extreme political views’ for heckling the British National Party (BNP) at a lawful demonstration in Burnley, they employed a number of Barristers to represent them at the Employment Tribunal Service. I understand these Barristers turned up at a number of pre-hearings before the Tribunal in Manchester to represent HMRC and documents provided by the Employment Tribunal Service will show this. Please provide the costs incurred.

Further, question one does not simply ask for costs of legal advice incurred for hiring barristers to represent HMRC at any employment tribunal (which includes pre-hearings before the tribunal), question two does. Question one simply asks for costs incurred after it had charged and convicted the Asian member of staff with holding ’extreme political views’ for heckling the BNP at a peaceful protest in Burnley. For example the cost of consulting a Barrister before or after the matter had been referred to an Employment Tribunal. I remind you that if HMRC deny they have this information and it is subsequently proven they do, this will raise questions not only about HMRC’s integrity but its pledge to fulfil it’s commitment under the Freedom of Information Act. It will also raise the question of why HMRC does not want to divulge this information.

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

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

As you have failed to respond to my FOI request I will take this matter up with the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

HM Revenue and Customs

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Mr Shrimp for your information see attached original response issued to
you on 15^th December 2011. Request made 15^th November2011.  FOI
responded to within the legal timescale of 20working days.

<< FOI Request 2644/11>>

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Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

I was referring to my request for an internal review as you very well know. Your 20 days since I requested the review are up. As such I have referred this matter to the Information Commissioner for his action.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

HM Revenue and Customs

Dear Mr Shrimp

Can you please send me a copy of your original email requesting an internal review or if this is not available could you supply me with the name of the individual you contacted requesting this action.
I have contacted Elizabeth Wright who drafted and issued the response to your FOI and she has no record of a request for review.
I can only apologise if this has been submitted and has been over looked.

Kindest regards
Frances Draycott

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Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

I sent it on the 18 Decemeber 18 on whatdotheyknow as the whole world can see. See here:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

HM Revenue and Customs

Dear Sir

In order to seek a review of a response made under the Act an applicant
is required to apply in writing to the public authority, normally within
two months of the date of the response. The response sent to you on 15
December 2011 explains that you are able to seek a review by sending a
letter or email to our HMRC FOI Team. HMRC does not monitor external
websites nor does it have any obligation to do so. If you still wish to
have the response reviewed please apply before 15 February 2012.

Yours faithfully

Margaret Earing
HMRC Freedom of Information Team
Central Policy
Information Policy & Disclosure
100 Parliament Street
Westminster
London SW1A 2BQ

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Henry Shrimp (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Revenue and Customs's handling of my FOI request 'Costs HMRC incurred in legal fee's after it charged, and convicted an Asian member of staff of holding 'extreme political views' for heckling the British National Party (BNP)'.

I donot agree with your reasons for not giving me this informtion.

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

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Sir
Please find attached a response to your request for a review.
Yours faithfully

Margaret Earing
HMRC Freedom of Information Team
Central Policy
Information Policy & Disclosure
100 Parliament Street
Westminster
London SW1A 2BQ

020 7147 0233 Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

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