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Letter from the Record Management Services, Home Office

26 February 1999

Mr. Yaman Akdeniz
Centre for Criminal Justice Studies,
Faculty of Law,
University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT

Dear Mr. Akdeniz,


Further to my letter of 18 February, I have now considered your complaint that the Home Office has not provided you with a full version of the document called "the Internet Detective."

After consultations and reference to the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information I am afraid that I am not prepared to overturn the previous decision of the Home Office, namely that Chapter 10 of "the Internet Detective" should be withheld. I am satisfied that to disclose this information could prejudice the enforcement or proper administration of the law including the prevention, investigation or detection of crime. This is an exemption from the requirement to disclose information under the Code of Practice.

If you are still unhappy with this decision it is open to you to raise the matter with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman), in the first instance through a Member of Parliament.

Yours sincerely

Tim Sargent

Departmental Record Officer

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