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Dear Crown Prosecution Service,

I would like to request any correspondence sent by the Director of Public Prosecutions - in the form of letters, emails, memos or other internal / external communications or documents - about the prosecution of Mr Paul Chambers, following a tweet Mr Chambers sent in January 2010.

In particular, I would like to request any correspondence or documentation about whether or not the prosecution of Mr Chambers should proceed.

If you need any clarification or assistance in dealing with me request, do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Turner

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Turner

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information.

 

Your request was received on 28 July and I am dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please note there is a
twenty working day limit (from receipt of request) in which we are
required to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The deadline for your request is 24 August, however we will endeavour to
respond sooner. In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is
the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Willman

Information Management Unit

Tel:  020 3357 0899

Fax: 020 3357 0229

E-mail:  [CPS request email]

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Unit,

Your response to my request is very long overdue.

Any chance of a response?

Yours sincerely,

Tim Turner

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Turner

 

I apologise for the delay in responding.  We are working on your request
as a matter of priority.

 

Regards

 

Mr P Willman

Information Management Unit

 

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Helen Cross left an annotation ()

On 11 October, the CPS sent the response to this request to a third party in error. I have written to the CPS and asked that they resend their response to the correct email address.

Helen - WhatDoTheyKnow Volunteer

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

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Dear Ms Cross,

 

Thank you for your email of 16 October regarding our response to Request
ref 3408.

 

Though we included the correct email address in the letter, for some
reason that we are at a loss to explain, this was hyperlinked to another
email address. As you are probably aware, emails automatically hyperlink
when typed into Microsoft Word, automatically pointing to the typed
address. Word provides the capability to edit any hyperlinks, but it is
not normal practise for us in the CPS or indeed most business
organisations to edit these hyperlinked email addresses. Why, in our
letter, this particular hyperlinked email address ended up pointing to a
different target we are unable to explain.

 

In future to ensure that this does not happen again we will not be using
the hyperlinks to email addresses.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

J Altham

 

 

 

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