QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
London WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF PRENGA||Claimant|
|LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET||Defendant|
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Miss S Davies appeared on behalf of the Defendant
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"On the basis of the Central Register of the Citizens of Vaudejus No 10/573 of Year 1974 is hereby certified the following:
Name and surname: Edward Prenga [is given]
Father's name: Preng
Date of birth: 05.12.1992
Place of birth: Vig-Shkoder."
"27 But the question whether a person is a 'child' is a different kind of question. There is a right or a wrong answer. It may be difficult to determine what that answer is. The decision-makers may have to do their best on the basis of less than perfect or conclusive evidence. But that is true of many questions of fact which regularly come before the courts. That does not prevent them from being questions for the courts rather than for other kinds of decision makers."
"We confirm that Edward Prenger, born on December 05, 1992 had finished the Eighth Grade School near our institution on June 2007. The student had started the studies on September 1, 1999 in the Firs [I think there is a mis-spelling for 'first' F-i-r-s] Grade and he had finished the studies in the Eighth Grade on June 2007."
"We have now our client's instructions in relation to the reverse of the envelope in which we received the letter from the head teacher of our client's school. The reverse says that the letter was posted by somebody called 'Preng Prenga'. Our client says that this person works at Vaudejus School. He is not related to our client."
Those were the instructions the claimant gave his solicitors. That was a lie.
"Q. Father, does he work? He never worked?
Q. is he working at this present time?"
The notes continue:
"He [I take that to be a reference to the claimant] changed his mind and said father is working. Made a mistake. Father works.
Q. What does he do?
Q. Where does he teach?
A. Biology and chemistry.
Q. Do you know the name of the school?
A. There is no school name; it's the school of Vaudejus.
Q. How long has he been teaching there for?
A. Many years."
The interview continues though the notes are not particularly easy to read thereafter.
"Edmund reported that he attended primary school and two years at secondary school. According to Edmund he started primary school when he was 7 and spent eight years there. He said that he attended school between 1999 to 2007. When asked when he finished primary school, Edmund stated that he was 14 years of age. After completing primary school, Edmund reported that he started at secondary school where he was meant to stay until he was 18. According to Edmund, he left during his second year at secondary school due to family problems. he said that he now does not remember the month or the year he left school. When asked how old he was when he left school, Edmund replied that he was 16 years old."
A little later it continues:
"Edmund reported that he spent two years at home between 2007 and 2009 because of family problems until he left for the UK in 2009. Based on the fact that he said he was 16 at the time he finished school and spent two years at home on leaving school, this would make him 18 years old when he arrived in the United Kingdom."
"The Committee of Nationwide Reconciliation certifies that they had registered the case of blood feud between the family of Edmund Prenga, born 5 December 1992, from Shkoder district and another family."
when he had protection of public funding, the council would need the leave of the court to enforce that costs order, the usual provisions in Section 11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 applying. In relation to the period after 26 May, the claimant is simply liable down to any assessment if his means.