Queen's foreign travel status

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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The request was refused by Home Office.

Dear Sir or Madam,

1. When leaving the country, it is required that a person must inform the authorities if that person is carrying more than £10,000. Is this also true for the Queen when she travels abroad as head of state, or in her private capacity? If yes, why? And if no, Why not?

2. When the Queen travels abroad for her duties as head of state, does she need to carry a passport? If yes, what type is it and why must she carry it? If no, why does she not have to?

3. When the Queen travels abroad as a private person, does she need to carry a passport? If yes, what type is it and why must she carry it? If no, why does she not have to?

4. What type of passport does the Queen have, and does she have more than one?

5. When the Queen is in her private capacity, is she a subject, or Subject, or neither? If not, what is she?

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

Riddle Martin (IMS), Home Office

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached an update concerning your request for information
case 13022

Many Thanks

 

Martin Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

 

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Riddle Martin (IMS), Home Office

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached the latest update relating to your case 13022

 

 

Many Thanks

 

Martin Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
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Dear Mr. Chadwick

Thank you for your reply.

With regard to the Ministry of Justice being a company, a similar reply was given to another FOI request by Sussex Police dated 23 July 2009:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/di...

In that reply they stated that "Companies House are the definitive register of companies and it is a legal requirement that any company be registered with them. As we are not a company we are not required to register and therefore we have no listing at Companies House" so I will assume that this is correct. However, are Crown Corporations also registered with Companies House, and could it be that the Ministry of Justice is a Crown Corporation, ignoring any upper or lower case spelling? And as Crown Corporations exist, where might I get information about them?

With regard to question 12, I can assure you that this is not in regard to any legal cases. It is simply a wish to know what type of law Parliament may make. My understanding is that Acts of Parliament may only be Statutes, but I would like to know whether this is correct and what type of law they are as outlined in question 12. If you are unable to supply this information, will you please point me to the correct people where I can send this request for information to. It is unlikely that solicitors or barristers will be able to help me as they always hedge their bets and are not the source of the information.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Dear Riddle Martin (IMS),

Please accept my apologies for sending the wrong reply in my previous email which was destined for someone else.

However, thank you for your reply to me and am pleased to wait for your answers to my request.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

John Smith left an annotation ()

The email sent to Mr. Chadwick should not have been sent as it was for another request.

Riddle Martin (IMS), Home Office

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Red Squirrel Publishing left an annotation ()

Seems like a quick Google search might have been appropriate before sending off this FOI.