JCIO Refuses to Deal with Complaint Against Bournemouth Court judge

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Dear Secretary of State for Justice,

Subject: JCIO refuses to deal with complaint against Bournemouth Court judge. In doing so, it deliberately frustrates the complaint, effectively trashing it.

The OJC does not wish to deal with my complaint against JCIO so, I turn to the Secretary of State.

Would you kindly identify any information you hold which identifies competence of the Secretary of State to intervene in such matters?

Yours faithfully,
Bert

Data Access & Compliance Unit, Ministry of Justice

Dear Bert,

 

Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for
information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.

After initial consideration, this request appears to comply with
requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b)
because you have not provided your full name.

I am therefore not required to process your request without information
that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The
information we require is your name.

As your request has been deemed invalid, I am not obliged to disclose the
requested information at this point and I would like to take this
opportunity to recommend that any future FOI submissions adhere to Section
8 of the FOIA.

To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in
accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted
request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.

You will then receive the information requested within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the
information not being exempt.

You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act
available at the attached link:

[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

Kind Regards,

 

The Disclosure Team

 

 

 

 

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Dear Data Access & Compliance Unit,

Hi,

Apologies for not responding earlier. Local Bournemouth transcitters seem to be subject to occasional probs. If you require I resend query I'll do so. Either way, let me know.

FYI You can identify me as Bert Dominic

Regards,
Bert

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 'JCIO Refuses to Deal with Complaint Against Bournemouth Court judge' because: the MOJ fail to offer response.
For my information only, if the MOJ did not receive my query perhaps it would kindly confirm the same.

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

Yours faithfully,
bert

HMCTS Customer Service (Correspondence), Ministry of Justice

Dear Bert

 

I’m sorry the JCIO would not investigate your complaint.  This link
explains what you can do next:
https://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk...

 

Christine Worsley | HM Courts & Tribunals Service
| Customer Investigations Team | Customer Directorate

6th Floor (6.02)  |  102 Petty France |  London |  SW1H 9AJ

 e-mail: [1][email address]

 

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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 'JCIO Refuses to Deal with Complaint Against Bournemouth Court judge'.

Thank you for your response. It seems my query has been dealt with outside the Act. I appreciate your kind direction but its not what I anticipated receiving so, I reword my query:

Dear Secretary of State for Justice,
Subject: JCIO refuses to deal with complaint against Bournemouth Court judge. In doing so, it deliberately frustrates the complaint, effectively trashing it. The OJC does not wish to deal with my complaint against JCIO so, I turn to the Secretary of State.
Would you kindly identify any recorded information (for example, a policy paper) which highlights the Secretary of State's responsibilities when the designed processes of complaint fail or offer no remedy.

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

Yours faithfully,
bert

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
Unclear whether you received my message of June so send it again. Hope that's OK:

27 June 2018
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 'JCIO Refuses to Deal with Complaint Against Bournemouth Court judge'.
Thank you for your response. It seems my query has been dealt with outside the Act. I appreciate your kind direction but its not what I anticipated receiving so, I reword my query:
Dear Secretary of State for Justice,
Subject: JCIO refuses to deal with complaint against Bournemouth Court judge. In doing so, it deliberately frustrates the complaint, effectively trashing it. The OJC does not wish to deal with my complaint against JCIO so, I turn to the Secretary of State.
Would you kindly identify any recorded information (for example, a policy paper) which highlights the Secretary of State's responsibilities when the designed processes of complaint fail or offer no remedy.

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

Yours faithfully,
bert

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 'JCIO Refuses to Deal with Complaint Against Bournemouth Court judge'.

last sent: 2 August 2018 (without response)
Dear Ministry of Justice,
Thank you for your response. It seems my query has been dealt with outside the Act. I appreciate your kind direction but its not what I anticipated receiving so, I reword my query:
Dear Secretary of State for Justice,
Subject: JCIO refuses to deal with complaint against Bournemouth Court judge. In doing so, it deliberately frustrates the complaint, effectively trashing it. The OJC does not wish to deal with my complaint against JCIO so, I turn to the Secretary of State.
Would you kindly identify any recorded information (for example, a policy paper) which highlights the Secretary of State's responsibilities when the designed processes of complaint fail or offer no remedy..

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

Yours faithfully,
bert

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.
After initial consideration, this request appears to comply with requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b) because you have not provided your full name.
I am therefore not required to process your request without information that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The information we require is your name.
As your request has been deemed invalid, I am not obliged to disclose the requested information at this point and I would like to take this opportunity to recommend that any future FOI submissions adhere to Section 8 of the FOIA.
To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

Kind regards,

Disclosure Team

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