Dear Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

Please provide the number of police officers currently trained to the response/standard of emergency driving. Additionally, please specify the number of officers within their probationary period that are trained to response/standard level and whether this level of driving training is available to officers within their probationary period.

If possible, please include a copy of the driving policy.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Coulter

FOI, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

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Dear Mr Coulter
Please find attached my response to the below request.

Regards

Kristina Keefe
Disclosure Officer
03303 135535

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Dear Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Nuclear Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Driver training data/policy'.

I understand you reason that a refusal, in the case of part one of my request, is justified on grounds of National Security (Section 24) and Health and Safety (Section 38).

I do not believe that, on balance, release of the data would pose any risk to national security. As it stands, non-disclosure of the data could suggest that civil nuclear sites across the UK are not adequately protected because the Constabulary is not widely equipped/trained to respond to incidents under emergency conditions. On balance, disclosure is overwhelmingly in the public's interest now – satisfying such a concern that may have been raised prior to, or resulting from, non-disclosure. Reasoning you provide for the Section 24 non-disclosure relates only to the community and crime reporting – something which is far from related to the number of officers trained to a specific level of driving. I do not find the non-disclosure balance test satisfactory in this case.

Additionally, considerations favouring disclosure under Section 38 bear no relevance to health and safety, or suggesting that individuals will not be endangered as a result of disclosure.

I therefore request an internal review to the handling of this request and look forward to your response.

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

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Coulter

FOI, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Dear Mr Coulter
Thank you for your email I have passed this onto the person that deals with the reviews. We will be back in contact with you within 20 working days.

Regards

Kristina Keefe
Disclosure Officer
03303 135535

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FOI, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Dear Mr Coulter

Thank you for your email. I have looked carefully at your request for an internal review following the decision not to release all data requested regarding driver training within the CNC.

Unfortunately I agree with the decision made. We cannot release the information as it would provide knowledge about our capability, as a threat actor could from this work out how many officers we have on our sites at any one time. The reason this can't be disclosed is because it constitutes Sensitive Nuclear Information (SNI) and could put members of the public and our officers at risk of harm. With this in mind I find that the exemptions S24 National security and S38 Health and safety were correctly applied.

I realise that you may be disappointed by this response, and remind you that you are entitled to take any further concerns to the FOI Complaints Department of the ICO by visiting https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
or by calling 0303 123 1113.

Yours sincerely

Julie Carlisle
Data Protection Officer CNC

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Dear Ms Carlisle,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I still find it troubling that this refusal is behind upheld – really giving the potential for public trust in the service to be diminished.

Whilst I understand the nature of CNC's work being especially sensitive, the Ministry of Defence Police (who, much like yourselves, protect nuclear assets but for defence purposes) have been more than happy to provide the data request. A full history of that request can be found here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d.... I therefore request that you possibly reconsider non-disclosure on this matter?

If not, please could you provide me with information on the appropriate avenues to take in furthering this complaint – whether this be internally or to the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur Coulter

FOI, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Dear Mr Coulter
Thank you for your email. I am sorry to inform you but our decision on not releasing the information still stands.

If you wish to take the complaint further then please contact the ICO. There details were provided to you in our last response but if you cannot find these then we would be happy to provide them to you again.

Regards

Kristina Keefe
Disclosure Officer
03303 135535

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