Arrests, Prosecution and Convictions under Military Byelaws

Simon Brown made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Defence Infrastructure Organisation

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Dear Defence Infrastructure Organisation,

I am interested in finding out the following information:
Number of arrests.
Number of convictions.
Offence and applicable Byelaw section for each arrest and any subsequent conviction.

And if recorded:
Approximate location.
Month/year.

For offences committed in the scope of the following Byelaws:

Aldershot and District Military Lands Byelaws (1976).
Ash Ranges Byelaws (1983).
Longmoor Ranges and Demolition Training Area (1982).

Within the following dates:
Records held from 1st Jan 2015 to date of this FOI.
Records held from 1st Jan 2010 to 31st Dec 2015.
Records held from 1st Jan 2000 to 31st Dec 2010.

Should the above scope see the cost of response rise above accepted limits then later data/information is of higher priority than older records, and the additional information of location and date may be limited/omitted accordingly.

Please note personal data - names etc - and any case considered subjudice is specifically out of scope of this request and such information is specifically not requested nor sought.

Please note conviction of an offence is a matter of public record.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Brown

DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Dear Mr Brown,

Your request has been logged under our reference 2021/15328 and the target date for response is 14/01/2022.

Yours sincerely

DIO Secretariat

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DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached response to your request.

Kind regards

DIO Secretariat

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Dear Defence Infrastructure Organisation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Defence Infrastructure Organisation's handling of my FOI request 'Arrests, Prosecution and Convictions under Military Byelaws'.

For the following reasons the refusal under Section 14 is misplaced:

1. Material of extreme public interest - existence of multiple campaign groups seeking accountability & recreational user survey resulting in 11,000 individual responses. Not a trivial matter.
2. Serious purpose - to review the application of the law by a public body and seeking new information.
3. Requesters aims - legitimate request to publish information supportive of aims and objectives.

There is no evidence the request, or requestor, has sought to irritate or disrupt. Nor is the content or material likely to cause disproportionate levels of distress. Full guidance with respect to vexatious claims can be found here:

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

Therefore I believe the refusal on vexatious grounds to be deeply flawed and DIO have failed to meet the criteria for its application and have not applied proportionality or balance.

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,

Simon Brown

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Dear Mr Brown,

We acknowledge receipt of your email of 14 January 2022 in which you asked for an internal review into the handling of your request, our reference FOI2021/15328.

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days from date of receipt and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by 11 February 2022. While we are working hard to achieve this, in the interests of providing you with a realistic indication of when you should expect a response, the majority are currently taking between 20 and 40 working days to complete. The review will involve an independent assessment of the handling of the request and the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

A response to this FOI, and the subsequent internal review, is now overdue and I would be grateful if the information requested was supplied without further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Brown

Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

A response to this FOI, and the subsequent internal review, is now beyond overdue and I would be grateful if the information requested was supplied without further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Brown

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Brown,

 

Please find attached a response to your request for internal review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team