Arrest of Paul Golding, leader Britain First

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Police Service of Northern Ireland fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

REQUEST
Provide the leaflet or other material which led to Mr Golding being arrested.

NOTE
My Golding has made public his arrest and given reasons so the Personal Data exemption does not apply. Furthermore, release will not prejudice any criminal investigation.
https://www.instagram.com/officialpaulgo...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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29th October 2018

Dear Mr. Williams,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 27th October
2018 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 27th October 2018.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

Arrest of Paul Golding, leader Britain First

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days however I would like to advise you that PSNI are currently
experiencing a delay in the processing of requests and we aim to respond
to your request as soon as possible.

If your request is unclear and clarification is required the 20 day
legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000
will be stopped until we receive clarification of your request. The ICO
guidance at paragraph 40 of the link below sets out that the clock begins
anew the day after the clarification is received. It states

“If the requester subsequently provides enough detail to enable the
authority to identify and locate the information, then the authority must
respond to the clarified request within a new 20 working day time limit
with the ‘clock’ starting the day after it receives the required
clarification. “

The link for this is:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the
“appropriate level”, which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of
Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the
request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an
opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be
notified.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the
Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the
reference number listed above in any future communications with the
Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as
possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this
letter. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can
do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters,
65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address]. 

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision
maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the
request you may make a complaint, under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to the Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that
they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.  You can write to the Information Commissioner
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information
Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review
procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to
investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

Davy

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

The response to request is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Mr Williams

The PSNI Corporate Information Branch are currently experiencing a high volume of requests which are causing a delay in issuing responses. We can assure you that we are endeavouring to expedite your request as quickly as possible; however, we cannot offer a specific time-scale.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

We appreciate your patience.

Corporate Information Branch
Decision Maker

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Service of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Arrest of Paul Golding, leader Britain First'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Dear Mr Williams,

It would not be normal process for an internal review to be carried out until you receive the requested information.

I note your request is on Day 41 and I can advise you that our unit is currently experiencing a backlog of requests and this is creating delays in processing which has led to PSNI not being able to comply with statutory timeframes.

Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused for this delay.

I have provided you with the Information Commissioner's Office address below:

Information Commissioner's Office
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
Belfast
BT7 2JB

Tel: 02890278757
Email: [email address]

Regards

Davy
Corporate Information Branch

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You could send this to the ICO, that's I did with my request to the PSNI on Paul Golding.

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:  FOI-2018-02660
1^st March 2019

Dear Mr. Williams,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 27th October
2018 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 27th
October 2018 concerning:

Arrest of Named Person  

Please find attached response to your request and accept our apologises
for the delay.

 

Yours sincerely,

Jane
FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Service of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Arrest of Paul Golding, leader Britain First'.

Exemption incorrectly applied.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Subject: FOI-2018-02660
4th March 2019

Dear Mr. Williams,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated  requesting that Police
Service of Northern Ireland review its response to your request for
information concerning:

Arrest of Named Person  

An internal review will be conducted in accordance with Police Service of
Northern Ireland's review procedure.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 an independent
decision maker will carry out a review of this case and advise you in
writing of the outcome.

If you wish to discuss this matter prior to receiving a response please
contact me on 028 9070 0164.  Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

If following an internal review you were to remain dissatisfied in any way
with the handling of the request you may make a complaint to the
Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that they investigate whether
the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. 
You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not
investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been
carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the
matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely
Jane
FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

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Subject: FOI-2018-02660
2nd April 2019

Dear Mr. Williams,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Following your request for us to review our previous response concerning:

Arrest of Paul Golding, leader of Britain First

I can advise you that Police Service of Northern Ireland has now completed
its review - please see attachment.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Morris
Corporate Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

The trial is now over, so I repeat the request.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Dear Mr Williams,

PSNI is aware that the trial is now over and I would refer you to the wording of the exemption s30 (1) provided to you in our response dated 1st March 2019 and the explanation of why this exemption is still engaged which was provided in the internal review. We will not be logging the request again as you would receive the same response. If you remain dissatisfied with PSNI's processing of your request you may complain to the Information Commissioner's Office - contact details were provided in my response.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Morris
Corporate Information

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