National Security Proceedings in the Employment Tribunal

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to request under section 1 Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to national security proceedings in the Employment Tribunal. Specifically I would like to request:

(1) The number of directions given by a Minister of the Crown under rules 8, 54 and/or 94 of the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2001, 2004 and 2013 (respectively) in each year for which records were kept since 18th April 2001.
(2) In each year for which records were kept since 18th April 2001 where a direction referred to in (1) above was made, the number of claims where:
(i) a Claimant was successful in at least one claim against a Respondent; and
(ii) a Claimant was unsuccessful in all claims presented.

For the avoidance of doubt, I do not wish any information to be provided about the subject matter of any of the cases or why any particular direction was made by a Minister of the Crown.

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Jackson

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'd be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of my email below

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Jackson

Reed, Christine,

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Dear Mr Jackson,
 
Please find attached acknowledgment of receipt of your request for
information.
 
Regards
 
Christine Reed
Employment Tribunal Jurisdictional Support Team
Stoke on Trent: 01782 200 174
 
 
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Reed, Christine,

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Christine Reed
Employment Tribunal Jurisdictional Support Team
Stoke on Trent: 01782 200 174
 
 
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Dear Sir/Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service's handling of my FOI request 'National Security Proceedings in the Employment Tribunals'

The current reply states that the information I have requested is not held. I do not doubt the good faith in which the investigation has been undertaken; however I have doubts that here are no records of the information requested.

By way of example, rule 2 of the 2013 rules of procedure requires that the response not be sent to an "excluded person"(in practice usually a Claimant or their representative). If there is no record of whether proceedings are restricted, logically it would not be possible to identify those cases where the response should not be sent to a Claimant. Similar issues would arise in respect of the various applications that could be made under rule 94 of the usual rules of procedure and rules 3 to 6 of the national security rules of procedure.

I therefore suspect that the information I have requested is held in dome form and request an internal review into my request. If on completion of the review the reply remains the same, I would be grateful if you could explain how national security proceedings are identified internally by the HMCTS.

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

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Jackson

Spence, Lucy,

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Dear Mr Jackson
 
Please see the attached letter in relation to your recent request.
 
Regards
 

Lucy Spence
Operational Support Officer/KILO
London Regional Support Unit
HM Courts and Tribunal Service
Post Point 9.02 / 9th Floor /102 Petty France
London / SW1H 9AJ / DX 152380 Westminster 8

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Dear Ms Spence,

Thank you for your emailed letter of 28th April 2015. I would be grateful if you could update me on the progress of the internal review.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Jackson

London RSU Kilo,

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately our enquiries are taking longer than expected, I hope to be in a position to provide you with a response by the end of this week. I will update you on the progress if not.

Regards

Lucy Spence
Operational Support Officer/KILO
London Regional Support Unit
HM Courts and Tribunal Service
Post Point 9.02 / 9th Floor /102 Petty France
London / SW1H 9AJ / DX 152380 Westminster 8

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Dear Mr Jackson

Please see attached letter in relation to your Internal Review.

Please accept my apologies for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused.

Regards

Lucy Spence
Operational Support Officer/KILO
London Regional Support Unit
HM Courts and Tribunal Service
Post Point 9.02 / 9th Floor /102 Petty France
London / SW1H 9AJ / DX 152380 Westminster 8

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