A. Clerk (Account suspended)

Dear Law Commission,

I am writing to you in relation to Statute law, including all
by-laws and regulations and information taken from the blacks law
dictionary.

It is my understanding that statute law is defined as; "a
legislated rule of society, given the weight of law, by consent".

1, What is the society called that the rules are legislated for?

2, How do I retract my consent?

3, In particular, Please supply me with full documentation indicating "When" and "How" I gave my "Consent"

Yours faithfully,

A. Clerk

Communications Law Com, Law Commission

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McCunn, Joanna, Law Commission

Dear A Clerk,

Thank you for your request for information dated 27 April 2014 and received in this office on 28 April. We acknowledge receipt, and are handling your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to you as promptly as possible and, in any event, within 20 working days from receipt of your request. If it transpires that we do not hold the information or that the information is exempt from disclosure, we will advise you why the information sought cannot be disclosed.

Your request for information will be handled within the Commission by the statute law repeals team.

In the meantime, if you have any query relating to your request, please contact Dan Leighton, the Commission's FoI co-ordinator, on 020 3334 3390.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna McCunn

Joanna McCunn | Law Commission
Research assistant | statute law repeals team
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McCunn, Joanna, Law Commission

Dear A Clerk,
 
Thank you for your email of 27 April 2014, in which you requested
information about consenting to statute law.
 
You asked the following questions:
 
"It is my understanding that statute law is defined as; "a legislated rule
of society, given the weight of law, by consent".
 
1, What is the society called that the rules are legislated for?"
 
Laws made by Parliament may apply to the United Kingdom as a whole, or to
specific areas of the country.
 
I am not aware of any legal definition of ‘society’ in this context. The
Oxford English Dictionary defines society as “the aggregate of people
living together in a more or less ordered community”.
 
"2, How do I retract my consent?
 
3, In particular, Please supply me with full documentation indicating
"When" and "How" I gave my "Consent""
 
All citizens and residents of the United Kingdom are under the protection
of the law, and are therefore also under a corresponding duty to obey it.
Consent to be bound by the law is thus implicitly, not explicitly, given.
 
A non-citizen may be able to remove themselves from the protection of UK
law by leaving the country (see Joyce v DPP [1946] AC 347). In some
circumstances, it is possible for a British citizen to renounce their
citizenship (section 12 of the British Nationality Act 1981).
 
Otherwise, it is not possible for a person to refuse to be bound by the
law. This would breach the rule of law, a fundamental constitutional
principle of the United Kingdom (see, for example, section 1 of the
Constitutional Reform Act 2005).
 
I hope that you find this information helpful.
 
If you are not content with the manner in which we have handled your
request for information, you can ask us to conduct an internal review of
the request. Please contact Dan Leighton, our FoI co-ordinator, who will
explain and initiate the internal procedure for you. We ask that your
request for a review be made within two months of the date of this
response.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF (t:
0303 123 1113, w: [1]www.ico.gov.uk).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Joanna McCunn
 

Joanna McCunn | Law Commission
Research assistant | statute law repeals team
1.55, 52 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AG
Tel: 020 3334 3464 | Fax: 020 3334 0201
Email: [2][email address]

 

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A. Clerk (Account suspended)

Dear Law Commission,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Law Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Retraction of Consent'.

You stated "it is not possible for a person to refuse to be bound by the
law."

I obey the law. Incidentally Acts and Statutes are not Law.

My questions were in relation to "Being Governed by Consent"

Blacks Law Dictionary on "Consent"... Agreement, approval, or permission as to some act or purpose given "voluntarily" by a competent person.

Please forward me full documentation indicating when, where and how I voluntarily gave anyone whosoever my consent to be governed.

It is a simple request with what should be a simple outcome.

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

Yours faithfully,

A. Clerk

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

Yours faithfully,

A. Clerk

Communications Law Com, Law Commission

 

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LAWCOM (FOI), Law Commission

Dear A Clerk

I acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review of the way the Law Commission has dealt with your request for information. I have initiated the Commission's internal review process and am copying all relevant correspondence to the Review Officer, who will undertake a full re-evaluation of this case in the light of the evidence available and will provide you with a decision. The Commission's target date to complete an internal review is 20 working days from the date we receive a request for review. In this case, the target date is therefore 29 May 2014.

Yours sincerely

Dan Leighton | Law Commission | FoI Co-ordinator

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Dear A Clerk

I attach the response of the review officer to your request for an internal review.

Yours sincerely

Dan Leighton | Law Commission | FoI Co-ordinator

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A. Clerk (Account suspended)

Dear LAWCOM (FOI),
Thank you for your response in which you state the following

"There appears to be "no LEGAL definition" of “society” that is relevant in this context, but the Oxford English Dictionary provides a definition."

May I suggest you look up "Society" in Blacks "Law" Dictionary and respond accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

A. Clerk

LAWCOM (FOI), Law Commission

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Dear A Clerk

I attach the response of the review officer to your email.

Yours sincerely

Dan Leighton | Law Commission | FoI Co-ordinator

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A. Clerk (Account suspended)

Dear LAWCOM (FOI),

The "Law" Commission do not hold a copy of Blacks "Law" Dictionary?

Really?

Yours sincerely,

A. Clerk

LAWCOM (FOI), Law Commission

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A. Clerk (Account suspended)

Dear Law Commission,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Law Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Retraction of Consent'.

You are late with your reply.

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

Yours faithfully,

A. Clerk

LAWCOM (FOI), Law Commission

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Dear A Clerk

I acknowledge receipt of your email 11 July 2014 09:55. I attach copies of the replies that we have sent to you in response to your request for internal review.

Yours sincerely

Dan Leighton | Law Commission | FoI Co-ordinator

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