Drug dealing telecommunications restriction orders

Mark Wilding made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland as part of a batch sent to 49 authorities

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Section 107 of the Digital Economy Act, which received royal assent on 27 April 2017, grants police forces and the National Crime Agency the right to apply to the courts to restrict or prevent the use of communications devices in connection with drug dealing offences.

Please provide:

The number of applications made for drug dealing telecommunications restriction orders between 27 April 2017 and 26 April 2018.

The number of applications for drug dealing telecommunications restriction orders which were granted between 27 April 2017 and 26 April 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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27th April 2018

Dear Mr. Wilding,

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on 27th April 2018.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

The time limit for complying with this request has now passed. Please could you provide a response?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr Wilding,

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with a response today. We advised in our initial email that we are experiencing a delay in processing requests.

Please accept my apologies on behalf of the Data Protection Unit.

Davy
Corporate Information Unit

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:  FOI-2018-00999
7^th August 2018

Dear Mr. Wilding,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

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

Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders

Please find attached response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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