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Dear Home Office

Please provide me with a list of all the organisations, firms and individuals whose legal services you have used since this government came into power in May 2010. This is a Freedom of Information request.

Thank you

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

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The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

Please note we are unable to respond to non-FOI immigration enquiries. If
you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a specific
case, contact information can be found here:
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Dear Home Office

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Legal service providers', which is now LONG OVERDUE.

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

Regards

BritCits

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The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

Please note we are unable to respond to non-FOI immigration enquiries. If
you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a specific
case, contact information can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

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    RE FOR ALLOCATION Freedom of Information request Legal service providers.html

    8K Download

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned FOI Ref 32932. We will aim to send you a full reposnse in Twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting us

Thank you

FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Legal service providers'.

TIME DEKAY

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

Thank you for contacting the Home Office FOI Requests mailbox.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, yuo shoul;d contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

Other ways of contacting the Home Office with non- FOI queries can be
found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

Thank you for your email of 17/10/14, in which you ask for an internal review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of 32932.

We will aim to send you a full response by 31/10/14, which is teny working days from the date when we received your request.

The internal review will be carried out by A.Adesanya. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact them using the above address.

Yours sincerely

FoI Requests

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Information Access, Home Office

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.

 

Regards,

 

L. Galarza

Information Management Services

 

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Dear Information Access,

Many thanks for this list. Could you pls let me know which of these 124 have been used or are used for the provision of legal services in relation to immigration and asylum cases? Please also consider this a request under the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

BritCits

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to caseworker (new case ref 33315).

We will aim to send you a full response by 20/11/2014 which is twenty
working days from the date we received your request.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

From: BritCits [[1]mailto:[FOI #220174 email]]
Sent: 23 October 2014 12:51
To: Information Access
Subject: CR32932

 

Dear Information Access,

 

Many thanks for this list. 

Could you pls let me know which of these 124 have been used or are used
for the provision of legal services in relation to immigration and asylum
cases? 

Please also consider this a request under the FOI Act.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BritCits

 

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

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Dear BritCits,

Please find attached our reply to your time complaint.

Regards
Home Office
Knowledge and Information Management Unit

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Information Access, Home Office

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.

 

Regards,

 

L. Galarza

Information Management Services

 

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Dear Information Access,

Thank you for your reply. You stated teh T-Sol is the main source of main use of legal services for the Home Office and that they they tend to obtain external advice, such as Counsel. Please take as an FOI request
1) Does HO pay Counsel directly, or are payments to Counsel within the figures provided as fees to T-Sol?
2) I would expect the HO to be mroe careful with taxpayers funds and thus have a record of total spend on immigration and asylum, even where not split by legal provider. This should be a basic thing needed for accounts and indeed, lack of it would be indicative of an irresponsibile use of taxpayers money. Please therefore let me know of the total spend on immigration and asylum,

Regards

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

BritCits

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to caseworker (new case ref 33510)

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 11/12/2014 which is twenty
working days from the date we received your request.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

From: BritCits [[1]mailto:[FOI #220174 email]]
Sent: 13 November 2014 09:53
To: Information Access
Subject: CR33315

 

Dear Information Access,

 

Thank you for your reply.  You stated teh T-Sol is the main source of main
use of legal services for the Home Office and that they they tend to
obtain external advice, such as Counsel. Please take as an FOI request

 

1) Does HO pay Counsel directly, or are payments to Counsel within the
figures provided as fees to T-Sol?

 

2) I would expect the HO to be mroe careful with taxpayers funds and thus
have a record of total spend on immigration and asylum, even where not
split by legal provider. This should be a basic thing needed for accounts
and indeed, lack of it would be indicative of an irresponsibile use of
taxpayers money.  Please therefore let me know of the total spend on
immigration and asylum,

 

Regards

 

BritCits

 

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

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BritCits – please see the attached letter regarding your request for
information.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Requests

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Dear FOI Requests,

Thank you for your response.

Please provide data on litigation expenditure, as well as spend on non-litigation where this info is available and where it relates to immigration and asylum expenditure.

I would like data on Home Office's costs, but also separately and if available, where Home Office has been required to pay costs for any other parties as well.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

Thank you for contacting the Home Office FOI Requests mailbox.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

General enquiries should be directed to
[2][email address]  

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear BritCits

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned FOI Ref 33710. We will aim to send you a full response by 06/01/2015, which is Twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting us

Thank you

FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear FOI Requests,

I expect a full response by 11th December, in line with the date of my request. I provided you with immediate clarification as requested, which does not re-set the date by which you need to respond under th eFOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

Thank you for contacting the Home Office FOI Requests mailbox.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

General enquiries should be directed to
[2][email address]  

 

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Legal service providers' because of the delay in response.

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

Regards

BritCits

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Thank you for contacting the Home Office FOI Requests mailbox.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

General enquiries should be directed to
[2][email address]  

 

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FOI Requests, Home Office

BritCits

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office

 

This will be handled as an Time Complaint of your Freedom of Information
request (case ref 33710) and has been assigned to a caseworker to
investigate and respond to you in due course.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

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FOI Responses, Home Office

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BritCits

 

Please see attached final response for the above Time Complaint (FOI/TC
33710, Britcits).

 

 

Many thanks,

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

G. Banerjee

Information Access Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance and Risk Directorate

Home Office

LGR Floor, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street,

London  SW1P 4DF

[1]www.gov.uk/home-office

 

Need help with your information? Visit the new [2]Manage information pages
on Horizon

 

 

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BritCits,

 

Please see the attached response to your request for information.

 

I apologise for the delay in responding.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Requests

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Dear FOI Requests

Above I asked for info in relation to Home Office litigation expenditure on immigration and asylum (which they stated as £131.27m for the years 2011-14 here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2....

However, whilst attempting to reconcile figures, I found there was a clear discrepancy and highlighted this to the Home Office who excuse their not being able to provide the breakdown of £131.27 to between legal expenditure (which was my original request) for immigration and asylum (with or without human rights), commercial disputes and other functions. It is inconceivable how a department allocated millions of taxpayers money does not have an accessible record, or even one which cannot be obtained with 24 working hours of where our money is being spent!

This response from the Home Office is not in the public interest as it does not allow us to see where our money is being spent. I am therefore requesting an internal review on the grounds that Home Office is claiming it would take too many man hours to provide figures which should be easily accessible, and as a result are not allowing us to reconcile their own figures on spending of our money (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

FOI Requests, Home Office

Thank you for contacting the Home Office FOI Requests mailbox.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

General enquiries should be directed to
[2][email address]  

 

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BritCits

Thank you for contacting the Home Office

This will be handled as an Internal Review of your Freedom of Information request (case ref 33710) and has been assigned to a caseworker to investigate and respond to you in due course.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

FOI Requests
Home Office

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Clough Kevin, Home Office

Clough Kevin would like to recall the message, "33710 Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Legal service providers 14:38".

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FOI Requests, Home Office

BritCits

Thank you for contacting the Home Office

This will be handled as an Internal Review of your Freedom of Information request (case ref 33710) and has been assigned to a caseworker to investigate and respond to you in due course.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

FOI Requests
Home Office

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your above-referenced
request for an internal review. Please accept my apologies for the lengthy
delay in responding: consideration of your request took much longer than
initially anticipated.

 

Yours sincerely

 

R Taylor

Information Rights Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

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navartne left an annotation ()

LOL. Internal Review concluded 5 Months after it was requested.

Part of the outcome of the review states:

"In addition, it is worth bearing in mind that accounting systems used by the Home Office
are designed, tailored, and intended for, the needs of Home Office staff only, and as such,
they may not allow the department to respond to individuals’ requests for information
within 24 hours. "

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