Dear Ministry of Justice,
Could you please release:
1. Any formal or informal sentencing guidance issued following the widespread public disorder and criminality of August 2011. I am interested in any relevant material sent from government (civil servants, or ministers) intended to reach the judiciary and magistrates.
2. Any "circulars" sent to journalists alerting them to court cases / sessions related to the widespread public disorder and criminality of August 2011. By circulars I mean messages sent to a group of recipients, as opposed to direct individual communications with specific journalists.
I would like this request to be considered as a request for information held by the Ministry of Justice centrally and by the courts service.
Please see the attached response to your FOI, I am sending this on behalf of Jonathan Wood.
HMCTS Chief Executive's Office
Petty France, SW1H 9AJ
0203 334 5120
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