Force policy on the use of pocket notebooks

David Cook made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greater Manchester Police

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to make a request for the GMP force policy on the requirements on police officers and police staff regarding the use of a pocket notebook.

These are accountable documents and required under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

No information is requested in relation to specific cases, but the general forcewide policy.

Yours faithfully,

David Cook.

Greater Manchester Police

Dear Mr Cook

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September 2009, which was received by Greater Manchester Police on 17th
September 2009. Your request will now be considered in accordance with
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David Cook To FOI requests at Greater Manchester
<[FOI #18138 email]> Police
<[Greater Manchester Police request email]>
16/09/2009 16:30 cc
Subject Freedom of Information request -
Force policy on the use of pocket
notebooks

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to make a request for the GMP force policy on the
requirements on police officers and police staff regarding the use
of a pocket notebook.

These are accountable documents and required under the Police and
Criminal Evidence Act.

No information is requested in relation to specific cases, but the
general forcewide policy.

Yours faithfully,

David Cook.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

As you will recall, I previously wrote to you on 16th September 2009 requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2009. I have received no reply.

I am aware that you are obliged to answer my request promptly. In fact, the maximum statutory time-period within which you should respond has now passed. I am therefore of the belief that you are breaking the law.

This request does not involve the collation a large amount of data and will merely involve requesting a copy of the policy document from the relevant party. I am certain that if you had acted "promptly", the question would have been answered very quickly. I am astounded that you have passed the maximum time for a simple request.

I await your response.

Yours faithfully,

David Cook

Greater Manchester Police

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cook

with reference to your recent Freedom of Information request to Greater
Manchester Police, re pocket note book policy, please find attached your
response:

Many thanks for your enquiry. Please direct any response to the following
email [Greater Manchester Police request email]

kind regards

Philip A Humphreys
Information Access Officer
Information Management Branch
Greater Manchester Police
Tel : 0161 856 2511
Ext : 62511

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Greater Manchester Police

Dear Mr Cook

the 20th day for processing your request is today, 15th Oct. The response
was sent to your email address earlier this morning.

regards

Philip Humphreys
Information Access Officer
tel 0161 856 2529

David Cook To [email address]
<[FOI #18138 email]> cc
Subject Re: Freedom of Information request
15/10/2009 08:20 - Force policy on the use of
pocket notebooks

Dear Sir or Madam,

As you will recall, I previously wrote to you on 16th September
2009 requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act
2009. I have received no reply.

I am aware that you are obliged to answer my request promptly. In
fact, the maximum statutory time-period within which you should
respond has now passed. I am therefore of the belief that you are
breaking the law.

This request does not involve the collation a large amount of data
and will merely involve requesting a copy of the policy document
from the relevant party. I am certain that if you had acted
"promptly", the question would have been answered very quickly. I
am astounded that you have passed the maximum time for a simple
request.

I await your response.

Yours faithfully,

David Cook

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd David Cook anodiad ()

Just to be absolutely clear -
1. I did not receive any emails to my personal email address as suggested.
2. 20 days from the 16th September is the 14th October, not the 15th as suggested.