I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Please would you give me a copy of Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's oath of office?

Thank you,

Yours sincerely, and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,

Sarah: Goldsmith

Prime Minister’s Office

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE: FOI274107

Dear Ms Goldsmith,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
01/03/2010 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
E: [1][Number 10 request email]

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I attach the Cabinet Office reply to your email. I shall not send a paper copy.

I hope the letter is clear. Please contact me if you do not understand any point.

Regards

John Jenkins
Head of Openness Team
Knowledge and Information Management Unit (Openness team)
Room 3.30, Admiralty Arch,  London   SW1A 2WH
 
Tel: 020 7276 6322
email: [email address]

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Au Contraire!

My FICTITIOUS name is the legal fiction, namely MS SARAH GOLDSMITH.

I am commonly called Sarah, that is MY name; the name of this living woman on the land.

Therefore, please answer my question...

Yours faithfully,

Sarah

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith left an annotation ()

Also note - my ORIGINAL question is 'signed' Sarah: Goldsmith

I wonder why they are unwilling to give me this information - after all, what does it matter who is asking? A copy of a document is a copy of a document, and this is an open forum. Right...?

Prime Minister’s Office

Applicant,

I should be grateful if you would confirm that your email means that your name is Sarah Goldsmith.

Regards,

John Jenkins
Head of Openness Team
Knowledge and Information Management Unit (Openness team)
Room 3.30, Admiralty Arch,  London   SW1A 2WH
 
Tel: 020 7276 6322
email: [email address]

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Hello once again.

I'm afraid I haven't listed an email address. The 'I am the agent....' etc, is simply a screen name I created to access this 'whatdotheyknow.com' facility.

My name is as stated at the bottom (in the normal place, in the normal way) of the VERY FIRST COMMUNICATION with you, waaaay back. My name is Sarah: Goldsmith

My first, or given name is Sarah. My family name is Goldsmith.

I trust you understand me and will not continue to ignore the fact that you do not need my name to answer a FOI request, and that you have not answered my question within the statutory 20 days.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah

Prime Minister’s Office

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Ms Goldsmith,

I attach the Cabinet Office reply to your request for information. I shall not send a paper copy.

I hope the letter is clear. Please contact me if you do not understand any point.

Regards

John Jenkins
Head of Openness Team
Knowledge and Information Management Unit (Openness team)
Room 3.30, Admiralty Arch,  London   SW1A 2WH
 
Tel: 020 7276 6322
email: [email address]

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Thatk you for this standard reply. However it still does not give me a copy of the two Oaths in question. I did not ask for the standard text of an oath, I asked specifically for copies of the oaths (obviously, signed and dated) of the two men in question.

I still await your compliance.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Sarah

Prime Minister’s Office

Dear Ms Goldsmith,

Thank you for Internal Review request dated 14/04/2010. This is receiving
attention.

Kind Regards,

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
E: [1][Number 10 request email]

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Sarah Goldsmith

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

This question was asked on the 22nd of February. We have had a general election and a new coalition government since then and, over THREE MONTHS later, you STILL haven't provided me with these two, simple, signed/dated documents available under the FOI Act.

Why not? What precisely are you hiding?

In honour and without vexation,

Sarah: Goldsmith

Prime Minister’s Office

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Dear Ms Goldsmith,

Please see the attached letter regarding your request for an internal review.

Kind regards,

Zara Smart
PA to Sue Gray
Propriety & Ethics Team
T (020) 7276 3540
Cabinet Office
Room 1.18
70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS

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Mr Wrighte left an annotation ()

Ask them for the definition of 'tendered' within
Promissory Oaths Act 1868
1868 CHAPTER 72 31 and 32 Vict
Schedule, First Part

"The oath as to England is to be tendered by the Clerk of the Council, and taken in presence of Her Majesty in Council, or otherwise as Her Majesty shall direct."

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