Last November we sent Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary, an FOI request in relation to MGM. A month later, after receiving her department’s response, we posted a blog piece with the snappy title, “A Home Office contender for a ‘Most stupid response to a FOI request’ award (in relation to the legality of MGM)”.
We promptly send Amber Rudd a new FOI request, here. It consisted of this simple question:
Why are the police not bringing prosecutions against those who carry out non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors, the infliction of bodily harm on minors without the legal capacity to give permission to that bodily harm, in breach of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861?
We received an email acknowledgement from the Home Office, which included this:
We will aim to send you a full response by 05/01/2017 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.
Almost a week has passed since the deadline, and we’ve emailed the Home Office to point out the delay, but we’ve heard nothing back. We’ll keep posting weekly updates about the delay, until we get a response.
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