Disclosure of AGO held documents relating to 'National Forum' and 'Ministerial Committee on Animal Rights Activists'

The request was refused by Attorney General's Office.

Dear Attorney General’s Office,

Please provide the following information which is held by the Attorney General's Office according to Internal Review (FOI/79/16) letter dated 1 September 2016 (Annex A)

1. 'Presentation' given by CPS and official on National Forum (15 October 2003)

2. Briefing given by CPS to the Attorney General on animal rights extremism (23 October 2004)

3. Briefing by CPS to Attorney General (November 2003)

4. Letter from Caroline Flint MP to member of the public (20 November 2003)

5. Letter from official at AGO to member of the public (24 November 2003)

6. Letter from AG to Caroline Flint MP (November 2003)

7. Letter from Chief Constable of Yorkshire Police to AG (24 February 2004)

8. Paper prepared for the 'Cabinet Ministerial Committee on Animal Rights Activists' entitled 'Overview of events and progress since May 2003- Note by the secretaries '(19 March 2004)

9. Paper prepared for the 'Cabinet Ministerial Committee on Animal Rights Activists', entitled 'Collection of performance data on on animal rights extremism - Memorandum by the Parliamentary Secretary of State, Home Office.' (19 March 2004)

10. Agenda of 'Ministerial Committee on Animal Rights Activists' (23 March 2004)

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

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References

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AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Dear Mr Gibbons

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

FOI Officer
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T: 020 7271 2492
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Dear Ceri Gibbons

Please see the attached response to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
E: [email address]
T: 020 7271 2492
5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS
@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

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Dear AGO Correspondence,

Thank you for you response dated 18 September 2018

I wish to request an Internal Review. I am not convinced by your claim that granting my request would exceed the costs limit. The documents listed are specific and I do not see why it would cost over £600 to retrieve them.

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Gibbons

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Thank you for your FOI request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) for
an Internal Review. 

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

FOI Officer

Attorney General's Office
5 -8 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JS

020 7271 2492

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From: Ceri Gibbons <[FOI #511838 email]>
Sent: 19 September 2018 17:15:44
To: AGO Correspondence
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Disclosure of
AGO held documents relating to 'National Forum' and 'Ministerial Committee
on Animal Rights Activists'
 
Dear AGO Correspondence,

Thank you for you response dated 18 September 2018

I wish to request an Internal Review. I am not convinced by your claim
that granting my request would exceed the costs limit. The documents
listed are specific and I do not see why it would cost over £600 to
retrieve them.

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Gibbons

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Dear Attorney General's Office,

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

My records appear to show the AGO not to have responded promptly to my request for an internal review as required by FOIA 2000.

Please respond to this email as a matter of urgency.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

·       Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please
contact the CPS: [1]http://www.cps.gov.uk/ or refer to the CPS complaints
procedure: [2]http://www.cps.gov.uk/contact/feedback_a...

·       Courts or judges – please contact the Ministry of Justice:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...  

·       Police – please contact the Home Office:
 [4]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

If your email is regarding the case of David de Freitas, please note that
the Attorney General is giving consideration to the requests made by Mr De
Freitas, and will make a decision in due course.

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[5]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....  

 

References

Visible links
1. http://www.cps.gov.uk/
2. http://www.cps.gov.uk/contact/feedback_a...
3. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
4. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
5. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

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Dear Ceri Gibbons,

I can confirm that we responded to your request on 4th October 2018.

Please see attached for your convenience.

Yours Sincerely,

FOI Officer
E: [Attorney General&#39;s Office request email]
T: 020 7271 2492
5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS

@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

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