Ministerial visits

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Since 15 September, how many times has each member of the ministerial team attended a court in person? Please give details of which court, the minister who attended, and roughly how long they stayed.

Since 15 September, how many times has Dominic Raab met, in a formal capacity, any of the following:
* Judge
* Barrister
* Solicitor
* A representative body for any of the above.

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

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Dear FOI-PrivateOffice,

The revised date was a week ago now, yet there has still been no response to the original request. This would not appear to be a complicated request, merely asking for details of visits and meetings by ministers. Please advise when a substantive response is going to be made.

Yours sincerely,

John Hyde

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

This is now delayed by six weeks. Please advise when the response is going to be made.

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

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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 'Ministerial visits'.

This was supposed to be answered by 22 December but there has been no response other than to say the answer was delayed until 6 January (and that deadline missed).
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear Mr Hyde,

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