Change of chief constable, 2018

Neil Wilby made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (NYPCC),

By way of the Freedom of Information Act, please disclose all data held by your office relating to:

1. Retirement of Dave Jones as Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.
Relevant dates: 6th December, 2017 when a conduct complaint was raised against CC Jones at a PCP meeting held on that date, until the date this information request is logged by NYPCC.

2. Appointment of Lisa Winward as T/Chief Constable, then Chief Constable.
Relevant dates: 28th March, 2018 until the date this information request is logged by NYPCC.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

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Lianne Gardner,

Dear Neil 

Thank you for your email. 

Please accept this as way of a formal acknowledgement and we will respond
with the relevant information in due course. 

Kind Regards

Lianne 

________________________________________
From: Neil Wilby
Sent: 17 September 2018 22:22
To: FOI requests at North Yorkshire PCC [North Yorkshire PCC request email]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Change of chief constable, 2018

Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (NYPCC),

By way of the Freedom of Information Act, please disclose all data held by
your office relating to:

1. Retirement of Dave Jones as Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.
Relevant dates: 6th December, 2017 when a conduct complaint was raised
against CC Jones at a PCP meeting held on that date, until the date this
information request is logged by NYPCC.

2. Appointment of Lisa Winward as T/Chief Constable, then Chief Constable.
Relevant dates: 28th March, 2018 until the date this information request
is logged by NYPCC.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

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Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

I write further to your acknowledgement of my request.

It may assist the Civil Disclosure Unit if I refine/reduce my request in the first instance to only providing a schedule of the materials for each part of the request (1. Ex-CC Jones 2. CC Winward) that exist. In so doing, identifying the number and type of documents (email, letter, form, notice etc) that may fall for disclosure (subject to exemptions being applied).

A more detailed request can then follow, which can then, hopefully, be framed so as to avoid the more obvious exemptions.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (NYPCC),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's handling of my FOI request 'Change of chief constable, 2018'.

The grounds for complaint are:

1. Section 10 of the Act requires a response to an information request PROMPTLY and, in any event within 20 working days.

2. Section 17 of the Act requires a refusal notice to be served within 20 working days, if a public authority seeks to rely on any exemption in order not to disclose the requested information.

3. NYPCC is plainly in breach of both s10 and s17 and is invited to remedy the matters, as a matter of urgency.

4. It is noted that other information requests to NYPCC that were made on the same day as the instant request, or later, have been finalised. A reasonable inference being that this requester - well known to the senior management team within NYPCC - is being discriminated against.

5. The instant request is tightly drawn and would require comparatively little effort to facilitate disclosure. I have also, since, refined the request to ease the burden further.

6. As part of the internal review it is requested that NYPCC disclose to the wider world all internal and external email and/or letter correspondence relating to the fulfilment of this request. Up to, and including, the date of the disposal of the internal review. It is most respectully requested that this is NOT be viewed as an opportunity to delay the disclosure requested initially.

7. As a journalist, I am more acutely aware than most of the pressure on the Civil Disclosure Unit. I am not unsympathetic, and try to assist, wherever I can, in reducing burden and conducting correspondence between us professionally, and cordially, as far as possible.

8. But it must be recognised, by NYPCC, that there is also a considerable burden being placed on me, by way of every information request requiring the drafting of an internal review request. All I ask is that I am treated fairly and my requests, which, invariably, and as you very probably know, have a serious and wider purpose, be taken at their face.

9. Nevertheless, I remain grateful for the disclosures that are made to me, following information requests to NYPCC, one of my four local policing bodies, and, also, for the courteous manner in which the requests are always dealt with.

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

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

Civil Disclosure,

Good afternoon Mr Wilby

 

Thank you for your below email.

 

Please accept this email as confirmation your internal review request 
into FOI ref 692.2018-19 has been received. You request will now be
processed by the Civil Disclosure Unit.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Saunders

Collar Number 4868

Administrative Assistant (Civil Disclosure)

Joint Corporate Legal Services

North Yorkshire Police HQ

Alverton Court

Crosby Road

Northallerton

North Yorkshire

DL6 1BF

 

Tel: 01609 643526

 

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________________________________________
From: Neil Wilby
Sent: 16 October 2018 10:03
To: FOI requests at North Yorkshire PCC [1][North Yorkshire PCC request email]
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Change of
chief constable, 2018

Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (NYPCC),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police and
Crime Commissioner's handling of my FOI request 'Change of chief
constable, 2018'.

The grounds for complaint are:

1. Section 10 of the Act requires a response to an information request
PROMPTLY and, in any event within 20 working days.

2. Section 17 of the Act requires a refusal notice to be served within 20
working days, if a public authority seeks to rely on any exemption in
order not to disclose the requested information.

3. NYPCC is plainly in breach of both s10 and s17 and is invited to remedy
the matters, as a matter of urgency.

4. It is noted that other information requests to NYPCC that were made on
the same day as the instant request, or later, have been finalised. A
reasonable inference being that this requester - well known to the senior
management team within NYPCC - is being discriminated against.

5. The instant request is tightly drawn and would require comparatively
little effort to facilitate disclosure. I have also, since, refined the
request to ease the burden further.

6. As part of the internal review it is requested that NYPCC disclose to
the wider world all internal and external email and/or letter
correspondence relating to the fulfilment of this request. Up to, and
including, the date of the disposal of the internal review. It is most
respectully requested that this is NOT be viewed as an opportunity to
delay the disclosure requested initially.

7. As a journalist, I am more acutely aware than most of the pressure on
the Civil Disclosure Unit. I am not unsympathetic, and try to assist,
wherever I can, in reducing burden and conducting correspondence between
us professionally, and cordially, as far as possible.

8. But it must be recognised, by NYPCC, that there is also a considerable
burden being placed on me, by way of every information request requiring
the drafting of an internal review request. All I ask is that I am treated
fairly and my requests, which, invariably, and as you very probably know,
have a serious and wider purpose, be taken at their face.

9. Nevertheless, I remain grateful for the disclosures that are made to
me, following information requests to NYPCC, one of my four local policing
bodies, and, also, for the courteous manner in which the requests are
always dealt with.

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

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Fryar, Liz,

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

 

Please see attached response to your request for information
(692.2018-19),

 

Kind Regards

 

Liz

 

Liz Fryar

Collar Number 4437

Legal Officer – Civil Disclosure

Joint Corporate Legal Services

North Yorkshire Police

 

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Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

I made an internal review request on 18th October, 2018.

This has received no acknowledgement or substantive response.

A second internal review will be necessary following the unsatisfactory nature of the finalisation of the instant request.

It is preferable that the second internal review is submitted after the first has been disposed of satisfactorily.

Please respond without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Dear Neil

Thank you for your email. I am very sorry to hear that your request has
received no response as of yet. 

I have checked our system, and your Freedom of Information log has been
recorded/processed on our side.
Leave this with me and I will chase up, ensuring you receive a response as
soon as possible.

Kind regards
Alex Carter 

Administrative Assistant
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.

________________________________________
From: Neil Wilby
Sent: 1 November 2018 15:11
To: FOI requests at North Yorkshire PCC [North Yorkshire PCC request email]
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Change of chief constable,
2018

Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

I made an internal review request on 18th October, 2018.

This has received no acknowledgement or substantive response.

A second internal review will be necessary following the unsatisfactory
nature of the finalisation of the instant request.

It is preferable that the second internal review is submitted after the
first has been disposed of satisfactorily.

Please respond without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

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Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

Having received no response to the internal review request made on 16th October, 2018, a section 50 complaint has been lodged with the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

PFCC, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

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North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST
 
Website: www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/northyorkspfcc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northyorkspfcc/
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nypcc

Ward, Katie (Lawyer),

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon

 

Please see attached the response to your internal review.

 

Kind Regards

 

Katie Ward

Collar Number 3820

Police Lawyer (Civil Disclosure)

Joint Corporate Legal Services

North Yorkshire Police HQ

Alverton Court

Crosby Road

Northallerton

North Yorkshire

DL6 1BF

 

DX 68810 Northallerton 2

 

Direct Dial Office 01609 643526

Fax 01609 642622

 

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Fryar, Liz,

2 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

 

Please see attached response to your request for information
(1043.2018-19),

 

Kind Regards

 

Liz

 

Liz Fryar

Collar Number 4437

Legal Officer – Civil Disclosure

Joint Corporate Legal Services

North Yorkshire Police

 

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number.
If using my collar number please state each number individually.

 

[1]www.northyorkshire.police.uk

 

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PRIVILEGE - PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT
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