Dear Ministry of Justice,

I understand that Andrew Motion wrote the Supreme Court's poem. Please provide me with a copy of all the correspondence regarding the poem, including, but not limited to, correspondence with Mr Motion himself.

Yours faithfully,
Steve Elibank

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Dear Mr Elibank,

SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your correspondence of June 14, 2010, in which you asked
for Correspondence regarding Andrew Motion's poem for the Supreme Court
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) from the Ministry of
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Dear Ms North,

Your response to my request FOI/65727/10 is now late and your department is now in breach of the law. If I do not hear from you by 4pm today, a complaint will be lodged with the ICO.

Steve Elibank

North, Charlotte, Ministry of Justice

Thank you for your email - I am out of the office until Tuesday 12th.
When I return I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can. In my absence
please could you email Paul Brigland.

Thanks
Charlotte

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Dear Mr Elibank

Please find attached a letter sent in response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

Yours sincerely

Paul Brigland
Head of A2J, CPG and LR&I Disclosure Section
Data Access & Compliance Unit
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Tel: 020 3334 3259
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Dear Mr Elibank,

Please see attached letter regarding your FOI request to the MoJ.

Best,
Charlotte

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Kaihsu Tai left an annotation ()

An extension was claimed under section 10(3) (public interest test): “I hope to let you have a response by 3rd September 2010, but will respond sooner if I am able to.”

Ayodeji, Olubiyi, Ministry of Justice

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Good morning Mr Elibank,

Further to our email sent you on 6 August 2010, please find attached a
letter and a document of correpondence with regards to your Freedom of
Information (FOI) request to the Department.

<<FOI 65727 Elibank 260810.doc>> <<FOI 65727 Elibank Emails and Contract
Letter 260810.doc>>
Regards
'Biyi
Olubiyi Ayodeji (Mr.)
Constitution & Judiciary Division
Law, Rights and International Group
Ministry of Justice|5th Floor (5.12)
102 Petty France|London SW1H 9AJ
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Ayodeji, Olubiyi, Ministry of Justice

Good afternoon Mr Elibank,

I trust you are well.

I have just accessed the "whatdotheyknow" website and can see that the
information I sent you earlier today has been uploaded. I wish to point
out, however, that there are two bits of the correspondence sent to you in
error that do not pertain to the poem. These are the two emails sent to
Mr. Alan Sloan dated 7 June 2007 and 20 June 2007. These were not to do
with the poem by Sir Andrew Motion but rather to do with his work in
relation to the texts/lettering used in the artwork at the Court.

I would be grateful if you would consider removing these from the website.

Happy to discuss.

Regards
'Biyi
Olubiyi Ayodeji (Mr.)
Constitution & Judiciary Division
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