Dear Attorney General’s Office,

Please clarify the following:-

Is the Magna Carta still live?

Is the Law of this country Common Law of England?

Does Common Law superceed acts of Parliament?

Are these Acts of Parliament products of STATUES?

Do STATUES require your CONSENT?

Is it true, statues are NOT LAW?

Why does these statues require our printed name and or signature?

A friend and retired Policeman and Judge stated to me that Statues are not law which requires consent, IS THIS TRUE?

Many thanks :-)

Yours faithfully,

John Paffvett

Jeffrey Care, Attorney General’s Office

Dear Mr Paffvett

Thank you for your email below.

You sent this to the FOI section of the Attorney General's Office but it
is not, in fact, a Freedom of Information request.

You appear to be seeking legal advice.

May I explain that the Attorney General is the principal legal advisor
to the Government and - as such - he is unable to give legal advice to
individuals.

Youi may wish to seek your own independent legal advice by consulting a
solicitor or by approaching your local Citizens Advice Bureau or
Neighbourhood Law Centre.

Yours sincerely

Jeffrey Care
Correspondence Unit
Attorney General's Office

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Dear Attorney General’s Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney General’s Office's handling of my FOI request 'Law'.

I did request verification of my FOI request from the government through your office. If I wanted legal advice, I could have sought such advice elsewhere.

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

Yours faithfully,

John Paffvett

James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

Dear Mr Paffvett

Thank you for your email to the Attorney General's Office.

I am afraid that an internal review cannot be undertaken as no Freedom
of Information request has taken place. In your email dated 26 July you
requested:

"Is the Magna Carta still live? Is the Law of this country Common Law of
England? Does Common Law superceed acts of Parliament?
Are these Acts of Parliament products of STATUES? Do STATUES require
your CONSENT? Is it true, statues are NOT LAW? Why does these statues
require our printed name and or signature? A friend and retired
Policeman and Judge stated to me that Statues
are not law which requires consent, IS THIS TRUE?"

These are requests seeking our legal opinion and not requests for
recorded information which is held by this office and therefore your
email was not treated under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you wish to know if "Statues are not law", then you should seek your
own independent legal advice, you may also find the following link of
some use: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/.

You also might find information on the Direct Gov website
(www.direct.gov.uk). For a full understanding of the role this office
plays, please visit our website
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk/AboutU...

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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Mike Barker left an annotation ()

This website for FOIs is just brilliant as it holds public bodies to account very publically.

I understand the restriction of being limited to FOIs but many are more helpful than the AGO and give related information that is at hand in their departments.

It seems the AGO is becoming expert in being as unhelpful as it can, while taxpayers fund their unhelpfulness!

I would like to see this site widen its terms of reference to include related reasonable information, that would include such as Mr Paffvett is asking.

I do find Wikipedia a real source of information that I am sure Mr Paffvett might have looked at already.

Dear James Ross,

I beg to differ sir! I would have thought that such information would have been available and at hand to yourselves in such matters.

Therefore, this is a FOI Request as stated by other departments of government upon similars requests. If you still feel this is not a FOI Request.

Please be kind enough to furnish the most appropriate department of your head of office in this matter without further delay.

Note, if I wanted legal advice or opinion I would have sought it elswwhere without the need for a FOI Request. I trust this makes my position clear!

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

John Paffvett

James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

I will be out of the office until Monday 10 September. My emails arel not being monitored duriing this time.

If this matter is urgent, please either email: [email address] or call 0207 2712492

If the matter is in regards to an Freedom of Information request, please resend to [Attorney General’s Office request email]

Otherwise I will deal with your request upon my return.

James Ross

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James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

Dear Mr Paffvett

I am afraid there is nothing further I can add to my email.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to access
information held by public authorities, your request asks for this
office's legal opinion and not for any information held. It is due to
this that no internal review is to be undertaken.

If you wish to maintain that your original request is one that falls
within the parameters of the Act and that I ought to have treated your
request as properly made under the FOI Act then you can contact the
Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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