England or Wales OR England and Wales - jurisdiction

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G.Butler (Account suspended)

Dear House of Commons Administration Committee,

England or Wales OR England and Wales - jurisdiction

Can you please provide me with all the links you have to Hansards or other information you hold that confirm the jurisdiction of either England and Wales being two separate countries or are the two countries treated as part of one EU unit.

If they are treated separately as individual countries within the United Kingdom should it read as England or Wales within the legislation , statutes and acts.etc.

Yours faithfully,

G.Butler

FOI Commons, House of Commons Administration Committee

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Dear G Butler,

 

Freedom of Information request F17-304

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 17 July 2017, received by
us on the same date, which is copied below.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request promptly but in any case
within 20 working days i.e. on or before 15 August 2017.

 

If you have any queries about your request, please use the request number
quoted above and in the subject line of this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Price

IRIS Support Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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Dear G. Butler,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-304

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below.  You asked the
House of Commons for all links to Hansard or other information held that
confirms the jurisdiction of either England and Wales being two separate
countries or are the two countries treated as part of one EU unit.  You
also asked if they are treated separately as individual countries within
the United Kingdom, or should it read as England or Wales within the
legislation, statutes, Acts etc.

 

Like any public authority, the House has a duty to provide a requester
with advice and assistance as far as it is reasonable. However, to fully
identify every Hansard entry or relevant piece of information you have
requested, expert legal advice would be required. The duty of the House of
Commons to disclose information does not extend to its having to first
carry out this analysis on all information held. In addition, whilst it is
part of Parliament’s role to debate and approve new laws, it is up to the
courts to decide how the law applies in any particular case because there
may be more considerations that must be taken into account other than the
text of the statute, such as the body of precedents comprising the common
law and the effect of other UK statutes.

 

We do not provide legal advice to requesters, so to identify the exact
legal confirmation you require we suggest that you consult a solicitor,
barrister or other suitably qualified legal professional. Alternatively
you may wish to consider contacting Citizens Advice. Contact details can
be found at: [1]http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/.

 

This said, Hansard records, Acts of Parliament and associated legislation
are held by the House of Commons. Searchable Hansard records may be found
online here:  [2]http://hansard.parliament.uk/.  Copies of legislation are
also publicly available from a wide range of sources, including large
public libraries and websites such as [3]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/.
 As this information is reasonably accessible to you otherwise than under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), your request is refused. In
refusing your request the House is applying the exemption set out in
section 21 (1) and (2) (a) of the FOIA. This is an absolute exemption and
the public interest test does not apply.

 

 

You may, if dissatisfied with the handling of your request, complain to
the House of Commons. Alternatively, if you are dissatisfied with the
outcome of your request you may ask the House of Commons to conduct an
internal review of any decision regarding your request.  Complaints or
requests for internal review should be addressed to: Information Rights
and Information Security Service, Research & Information Team, House of
Commons, London SW1A 0AA or [4][House of Commons Administration Committee request email].  Please ensure
that you specify the full reasons for your complaint or internal review
along with any arguments or points that you wish to make.

 

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF,
[5]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

 

Lauren Puckey | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

Tel: 0207 219 4025 | Text Relay: 18001 219 4025 | Fifth Floor, 14 Tothill
St, London SW1H 9NB

 

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