HMP Birmingham - Assault & complaint numbers, 2016-2018

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

I am requesting the following information under the FOI Act in relation to HMP Birmingham:

1. The numbers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 of prisoner on prison staff assaults

2. The numbers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 of prisoner on healthcare staff assaults

3. The numbers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 of;
i) recruited prison staff (all roles and levels of seniority)
ii) prison staff who resigned (all roles & levels)
iii) prison staff who were dismissed (all roles & levels)

The numbers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 of formal complaints from prisoners, with approximate numbers/ percentages for the following categories:
- Accommodation, catering/ food
- Logistical prison issues (transfers, visits, lock up times etc)
- Violence, assaults, bullying and personal safety issues
- Healthcare, further broken down into
i) Primary care
ii) Mental health/ psychiatry
iii) Substance misuse

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Katie

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear Sir or Madam,
Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.
After initial consideration, this request appears to comply with requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b) because you have not provided your full name.
I am therefore not required to process your request without information that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The information we require is your name.
As your request has been deemed invalid, I am not obliged to disclose the requested information at this point and I would like to take this opportunity to recommend that any future FOI submissions adhere to Section 8 of the FOIA.
To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...
Kind regards,

Disclosure Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Disclosure Team,

Full name as below. I have responded promptly, therefore statutory timescales still apply. I will await your response.

Yours sincerely,

Katie

Dear Disclosure Team,

Why has my request not been answered within the time limit as specified in law?

Yours sincerely,

Katie

Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'HMP Birmingham - Assault & complaint numbers, 2016-2018'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Katie

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear Katie,

Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.

This request appears to comply with requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b) because you have not provided your full name.
I am therefore not required to process your request without information that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The information we require is your full name, including your surname. Please note, your request is not being treated as an Internal Review as we do not have the required information from you. On the 12th February 2019, we sent you an email asking for the above.

To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

Kind regards,

Disclosure Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Disclosure Team,

Smith

Thanks, I await your response

Yours sincerely,

Katie

HMPPS Briefing & Correspondence, Ministry of Justice

1 Atodiad

Ms Smith, please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information
request. 

Thank you

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Briefing & Correspondence Team

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