List of Magistrates

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

I would like a list of local magistrates to my address - Southampton

I had an altercation with some youths and I believe he gave them his contact details as the Police spoke to him, but I did not receive such information, this is not fair justice.

He told me he was a Magistrate and said he had video evidence - which HE HAS NOT as the Police have confirmed - so I wish to complain that that he provided information to one party and not the other and only witnessed a small part of the incident.

I thought Magistrates had to be fair minded - this apparently is not correct in this case.

Yours faithfully,

JAS

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Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear JAS

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.
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