Dear Ministry of Justice,
Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to know the number of children each year under the age of 2 that were forcibly adopted in England since 2010, breaking it down by local authority.
I look forward to a swift reply
Dear Sir or Madam
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.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
Dear Disclosure Team,
Please find below the information that you have requested to progress with this freedom of information request
My name for this FOI request is Diana Isitt. I live in South of England. I cannot post my address on here as it is a public forum and would be a breach of my personal data include any personal identifiable details
Dear Ms Isitt
Please find a response to your recent enquiry of the Ministry of Justice
Ministry of David Carmichael
Court Statistics Enquiries, Analytical Services Enquiries
102 Petty France, Area 7.11, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ
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