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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,

The following newspaper report; http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/crime... 'Chance to quiz police chiefs in Shields' includes, “There will be a meeting in each local authority area to make it as easy as possible for people to attend. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting in their area is welcome to attend one of the other meetings. I look forward to meeting local residents to hear their thoughts with the Chief Constable.”

Under FOIA 2000 can you please supply me with all recorded information that Vera Baird, QC, Northumbria PCC and or her office hold, including date/s and time/s, of all such meetings within the Northumbria Police force area.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

In order to process this as a new Freedom of Information request, can I please ask that you clarify what 'recorded information' you request, other than the times and dates for the meetings.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Payne
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Enquiries,

Times, dates and where such meetings are to be held, i.e. the full addresses.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement – Reference 561314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

Your request dated 21 May 2014 was received by this department on 22 May 2014.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 20 June 2014.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

If you have not heard from us once the allotted time has expired, you are automatically entitled to appeal to this department for a review of the matter. This review is a full and new examination of the matter, and is carried out by a more senior member of staff of this office.

In the event that you need to make such an appeal, you can do so by writing to Kevin Payne of this department at the details given below. You should state that you are appealing because an initial decision was not sent to you within the time permitted. In that event, you would normally have 40 days (after the original decision should have been sent to you) in which time to make the appeal.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice

Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

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Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr McGartland,

Subject: Freedom of Information – Reference 561314

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this office.

Your request dated 21 May 2014 was received by this department on 22 May 2014.

You asked:

Dear Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,

The following newspaper report; http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/crime... 'Chance to quiz police chiefs in Shields' includes, "There will be a meeting in each local authority area to make it as easy as possible for people to attend. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting in their area is welcome to attend one of the other meetings. I look forward to meeting local residents to hear their thoughts with the Chief Constable."

Under FOIA 2000 can you please supply me with all recorded information that Vera Baird, QC, Northumbria PCC and or her office hold, including date/s and time/s, of all such meetings within the Northumbria Police force area.

You clarified you required

The times, dates and where such meetings are to be held, i.e. the full addresses.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for that part of your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information. This information has been published on our website in the 'Get involved' area and is therefore freely available. We have enclosed the relevant link below

http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/getinv...

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner routinely publish information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.

The Disclosure Log will be updated quarterly.

I have provided the relevant link below.

http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/transp...

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner. Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which is attached.

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin Payne
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

03 June 2014

Dear Enquiries,

I made above request on the 16th May 2014, as above.

In your reply you supplied the following link to this page; http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/getinv...

Question: On what date did the above page go live on the internet?

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Enquiries, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr McGartland,

Thank you for your email.

In addition to the response which I have previous provided, I can clarify the webpage to which you refer, went live on our website on 13 May 2014.

Yours sincerely.

Kevin Payne
Business Administration Apprentice
Office of Mrs Vera Baird QC
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

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