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Judiciary outside the remit of the FOIA????

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, April 13, 2014 07:51:58

Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: FOI request 89837

First Tier Tribunal

I am not satisfied with your response to my FOIA request, hence please conduct a review. I also very concerned at your statement that the Judiciary is outside the remit of the FOIA 2000 in your following statement quote"The judiciary, though, is not a public authority and so the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to it."

My response to that Sir, is absolute hogwash, the Judiciary does come under the FOIA but ais governed by Section 32 exemptions, and my FOIA request for Judge Warren's hand-written notes is perfectly acceptable under protection of FOIA 2000.

Your quotation above implies the Judiciary is outside the FOIA remit period, which is factually incorrect. The Ministry of Justice holds vicarious liability for the FTT/UT Judges and the MoJ is a public authority. Hence, your statement above is either hogwash at worst and at best an attempt to obstruct justice.

Therefore my FOIA requests for Judge Warren's hand-written note and ditto for his panel are legitimate FOIA requests.

Once again, I find myself receiving mis and disinformation from the FTT.

For your information, action and files.

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

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