Insolvency hearings - public or private

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Insolvency hearings - public or private

Please confirm under FOIA whether or not insolvency hearings are held in public or private at the county court for creditors bankruptcy petitions ?

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

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The insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2010 page 122

7.6A hearing of application
(1) Unless the court otherwise directs, the hearing of an application must be in open court.
(2) In the county court, the jurisdiction of the court to hear and determine an application may be exercised by the district judge (to whom any application must be made in the first instance) unless-
(a) a direction to the contrary has been given, or
(b) it is not within the district judge's power to make the order required.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/...

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please be so kind as to furnish me with an acknowledgement.

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Insolvency hearings - public or private'.

The Ministry of Justice is breaking the law by refusing to acknowledge and provide the information in a timely fashion under the FOI Act.

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

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

Data Access & Compliance Unit, Ministry of Justice

Thank you for your e-mail, I am writing to advise you that your enquiry does not fall under the Freedom of Information regime and will be treated by the department as Official Correspondence.
 
It may be helpful if I explain that the Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives individuals and organisations the right of access to all types of recorded information held, at the time the request is received, by public authorities such as the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Section 84 of the Act states that in order for a request for information to be handled as a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, it must be for recorded information. For example, a Freedom of Information request would be for a copy of a policy, rather than an explanation as to why we have that policy in place. On occasion, the Ministry of Justice receives requests that do not ask for recorded information, but ask more general questions about, for example, a policy, opinion or a decision.
 
Your request is being dealt with as Official Correspondence and you can expect a response from the appropriate area of the department.
 
If you do have any questions relating specifically to the Freedom of Information or Data Protection Act, please contact the Data Access and Compliance Unit at the following e-mail address: [email address].

Many Thanks

Laura 

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Dear Data Access & Compliance Unit,

This is not a general enquiry and this is a FOI request and I am asking for what data the Ministry of Justice department has on file about the scope of my request.

Further more the your department has a to apply S16 help and assistance under the new ruling, please see below.

Landmark ruling on Article 10

https://www.cfoi.org.uk/2016/11/landmark...

Yours sincerely,

MR Sergeant

Dear Data Access & Compliance Unit,

This is not a general enquiry and this is a FOI request and I am asking for what data the Ministry of Justice department has on file about the scope of my request.

Further more the your department has a to apply S16 help and assistance under the new ruling, please see below.

Landmark ruling on Article 10

https://www.cfoi.org.uk/2016/11/landmark...

Yours sincerely,

MR Sergeant

Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Insolvency hearings - public or private'.

MOJ are breaking the FOIA.

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

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

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