"The Magistrate at Home - A Guide for Magistrates in London on Out of Hours Warrant Applications"

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Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request an electronic copy of the following document:

"The Magistrate at Home - A Guide for Magistrates in London on Out of Hours Warrant Applications" (including any annex, appendix or enclosure).

Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

M Bimmler

Holding, Chris,

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Dear Mr Bimmler,
 
Please find attached the acknowledgement of your request under the Freedom
of Information Act.
 
Regards,
Chris Holding
Business Support Team, Crime and Enforcement Directorate
Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service
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Holding, Chris,

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Dear Mr Bimmler,
 
I attach the reply to your Freedom of Information Act request.
 
Regards
Chris Holding
Business Support Team, Crime and Enforcement Directorate
Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service
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Reference FOI 95210

Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service's handling of my FOI request '"The Magistrate at Home - A Guide for Magistrates in London on Out of Hours Warrant Applications" - your reference FOI 95210.

While you claim that the entirety of the document requested is exempted under section 31(1) (c) FOIA, I am very skeptical as to this broad and sweeping statement. I see no evidence that the decision-maker has considered whether it is possible to release part of the document, or make redactions. It would, for instance, seem absurd that the cover page of the Guide is covered by Section 31(1)(c). While I am of course not asking you to release only the cover page and redact the remainder of the document, I merely wish to point out that a claim that the entirety of the document is covered by Section 31(1)(c) seems hardly arguable - especially as you have only given very general reasoning for why the release would be likely to prejudice the administration of justice.

I would ask for a substantive reconsideration of the document requested and a meaningful answer by way of Internal Review. Please be assured in advance that if I once again receive a "blanket refusal" (covering the entire document), I should be glad to involve the Information Commissioner's Office.

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

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

Dear Ms Holding,

many thanks. I have just sent a formal request for an Internal Review. I attach it below for your information.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Bimmler

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Reference FOI 95210

Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Courts
and the Tribunals Service's handling of my FOI request '"The
Magistrate at Home - A Guide for Magistrates in London on Out of
Hours Warrant Applications" - your reference FOI 95210.

While you claim that the entirety of the document requested is
exempted under section 31(1) (c) FOIA, I am very skeptical as to
this broad and sweeping statement. I see no evidence that the
decision-maker has considered whether it is possible to release
part of the document, or make redactions. It would, for instance,
seem absurd that the cover page of the Guide is covered by Section
31(1)(c). While I am of course not asking you to release only the
cover page and redact the remainder of the document, I merely wish
to point out that a claim that the entirety of the document is
covered by Section 31(1)(c) seems hardly arguable - especially as
you have only given very general reasoning for why the release
would be likely to prejudice the administration of justice.

I would ask for a substantive reconsideration of the document
requested and a meaningful answer by way of Internal Review. Please
be assured in advance that if I once again receive a "blanket
refusal" (covering the entire document), I should be glad to
involve the Information Commissioner's Office.

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

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

EnforcementKILO,

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Dear Mr Bimmler,
 
Find attached the acknowledgement for the internal review request received
by Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
 
Kind regards
 

Jurie Baruah
Contracts and Projects Manager │ National Compliance and Enforcement
Service │ Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service

2nd Floor – 2.27
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ
020 3334 4528
07833705903  │jurie[email address].uk 

 

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I was told that a response to the Internal Review request would be provided by 24 February, yet it is now a full month later. Could I have an update, please?

Best wishes,

M Bimmler

EnforcementKILO,

Dear Mr Bimmler,

Thank you for your email. Please accept our apology for the late response. The response is with the Data Access and Compliance Unit for approval. I have chased them and will update you as soon as I hear from them.

Kind regards

Knowledge and Information Liaison Officer
National Compliance and Enforcement Service │ Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

2nd Floor - 2.27
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ
020 3334 4528
07833705903 │jurie[email address]

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Holding, Chris,

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Dear Mr Bimmler,
 
I attach a letter in response to your request under the Freedom of
Information Act.
 
Regards,
Chris Holding| HMCTS Courts and Tribunals Development Directorate|
[mobile number]| Email: [email address] |
Ministry of Justice | Creating a safe, just and democratic society
 
I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice or Her Majesty's
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Dear Chris Holding,
many thanks for your message, which is well received. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours sincerely,

M Bimmler

EnforcementKILO,

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Dear Mr Bimmler,

 

Find attached the response to the Internal Review received by Ministry of
Justice.  Please accept our apology for the delayed response.

 

Kind regards

 

Jurie Baruah
Contracts and Projects Manager │ National Compliance and Enforcement
Service │ Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service

2nd Floor – 2.27
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ
020 3334 4528
07833705903  │[email address

 

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Dear Jurie Baruah,

many thanks, I confirm receipt!

Yours sincerely,

Michael Bimmler

Peter Jones left an annotation ()

If anyone downloads the final disclosure document and highlights the "redacted" text they will see that the redaction has failed and all the text is still visible.
Amateur effort HMCTS!

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