"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 25 October 2013

Odd response to FOI request asking for correspondence between Children's Commissioner and Immigration Minister


We are considering your request.  Although the Act carries a presumption in favour of  disclosure, it provides exemptions which may be used to withhold information in specified  circumstances.  Some of these exemptions, referred to as ‘qualified exemptions’, are  subject to a public interest test.  This test is used to balance the public interest in  disclosure against the public interest in favour of withholding the information. The Act  allows us to exceed the 20 working day response target where we need to consider the  public interest test fully...

Also : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/finally-childrens-commissioner-gets.html and links thereof.

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