UK Arny and Policing

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Dear Attorney General's Office,

Is there any legal restriction (in national or international law) preventing the British Army from conducting policing in the UK?

Yours faithfully,

C. Williams

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

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References

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2. https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...
3. https://www.sfo.gov.uk/
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Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

Dear C Williams,

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is seeking clarification to your request which was received on 13 February 2020.

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives individuals and organisations the right of access to all types of recorded information held, at the time the request is received, by public authorities such as the Attorney General's Office (AGO).

In your request you asked "Is there any legal restriction (in national or international law) preventing the British Army from conducting policing in the UK"? It may assist to know that the Law Officers (the Attorney and Solicitor General) provide legal advice to the government and are unable to give legal advice to individuals.

Section 1(3) of the FOI Act outlines that where a public authority reasonably requires further information in order to identify and locate the information requested and has informed the applicant of that requirement, the authority is not obliged to comply unless it is supplied with that further information.

In order for a request for information to be handled as a FOIA request, it must be for recorded information. More information about how to make a clear and valid FOI request is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website https://ico.org.uk/ which you may find helpful.

I cannot see a clear request for recorded information in your email so, if you would like your request to be taken forward, please clarify what information you would like to get as a result of your request.

Please be aware that the 20 day deadline for response will start from the date on which your clarification is received. If we do not receive clarification on this point within the next two months your request will be considered closed.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

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Dear Correspondence (AGO),

Let me rephrase: Is there any written information in statute or policy or international law which would indicate any legal restriction preventing the British Army from conducting policing in the UK"?

Yours sincerely,

C. Williams

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

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Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please contact the
CPS: [1]https://www.cps.gov.uk/ or refer to the CPS complaints procedure:
[2]https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) matters or complaints – please contact the SFO:
[3]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/ or refer to the SFO complaints procedure:
[4]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guid...

Courts or judges – please contact the Ministry of Justice:
[5]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Police – please contact the Home Office:
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

 

AGOAUTORESPONSECODE08051872

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References

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1. https://www.cps.gov.uk/
2. https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...
3. https://www.sfo.gov.uk/
4. https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guid...
5. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
6. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
7. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

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Dear C. Williams,

Please see the attached AGO response to your FOI request of 13 February 2020.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

FOI Officer

E: [AGO request email]

T: 020 7271 2492

@attorneygeneral | gov.uk/ago

Making law and politics work together at the heart of the UK constitution

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