Protocol for approval of forced entry by bailiffs

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Kittie : Belltree

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please provide me with a copy of the contract that exits between MOJ and Excel Enforcement Ltd.

Please specify the protocol referred to by Mr Justice McNally in response to a question asked by Lord Lucas in relation to the use of paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (on the power to force entry to premises in order to execute warrants of distress issued under Section 76 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980), as reported in Hansard dated 16th June 2010

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Please specify the line of communication that must be carried out, the circumstances, situations or specifics that must be ascertained by following this line of communication, the parties involved in this, their responsibilities, and, specifically, which parties have responsibility for ensuring that this process is carried out correctly.

Please specify the steps the parties take to ascertain all current information regarding the alleged defaulter is correct and up to date before any action regarding forced entry can be taken.

Please specify the types of circumstances in which a judge might approve forced entry

Please specify whether an additional warrant is required to affect forced entry or whether forced entry can be affected under the original warrant of execution.

Please specify the number of occasions that forced entry has been approved since the contracts between the Ministry of Justice and private bailiff firms were awarded, the criterion that lead to approval being granted, and the names of the bailiff companies involved in each circumstance approval was granted.

Please specify which agency an alleged defaulter should approach to obtain copies of all documents and all lines of communication relating to protocols and procedures which must be carried out in order for a judge to approve forced entry

Yours faithfully,

Kittie

Lark, Alex,

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Alex Lark

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Alex Lark

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