Martin McGartland attempted murder

Jo Asher made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northern Ireland Office

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Dear Northern Ireland Office,

I am requesting via the Freedom of Information Act access to the entirety of the information held on the attempted murder of Martin McGartland by the Northern Ireland office (NIO) and HMG as follows;

1. The facts known to HMG [the Government] and or to the NIO which links the IRA to the attempted murder of Martin McGartland on 17th June 1999.

2. All recorded information (as detailed under section 84 of FOIA) held by the Northern Ireland Office and HMG (the Government) containing all/any references to, or otherwise, relating to the shooting of Martin McGartland on the 17th June 1999.

Please ensure you provide copies of those parts of the recorded information containing such references or related information, including the context in which the reference is made.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

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Dear Ms Asher

Please see attached letter.

Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office

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FOI, Northern Ireland Office

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Ms. Asher,

Please see the attached letter regarding your FoIA request to the Northern
Ireland Office.
Regards,

Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office

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Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

British Government Cover-Up Martin McGartland's attempted murder, Why? To protect the IRA terrorists involved. See the link: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/79... 20Letter.PDF.pdf.html

" ... matters of national security." Poppycock,
It is a Big Dirty Cover Up by HMG and its weak yes men. www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

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Northern Ireland Office
Freedom of Information Team
11 Millbank
London SW1P 4PN

Telephone 020 7210 0840

Email: [NIO request email]

Freedom of Information Team

Jo Asher

[FOI #79420 email]

8th August 2011

REFERENCE: FOI – 11/115

Dear Ms. Asher,

I write further to our email of the 11th July 2011 regarding your request to the Northern Ireland Office for the following information:
The entirety of the information held on the attempted murder of Martin McGartland by the Northern Ireland office (NIO) and HMG as follows;

1. The facts known to HMG [the Government] and or to the NIO which links the IRA to the attempted murder of Martin McGartland on 17th June 1999.

2. All recorded information (as detailed under section 84 of FOIA) held by the Northern Ireland Office and HMG (the Government) containing all/any references to, or otherwise, relating to the shooting of Martin McGartland on the 17th June 1999.

Please ensure you provide copies of those parts of the recorded information containing such references or related information, including the context in which the reference is made.

Your request has been handled as a request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act. Although the Act carries a presumption in favour of disclosure, it provides exemption provisions which may be used to either withhold information in specified circumstances or to
neither confirm nor deny that information is or is not held. Some of these exemptions, referred to as ‘qualified exemptions’, are subject to a Public Interest Test. Section 10(3) of the Act allows us to exceed the response target date where we require additional time to consider the public interest test fully. We are currently assessing the public interest in confirming or denying whether or not we hold the information you have requested. The information requested must be considered under the provisions contained within section 24(2); a qualified exemption provision relating to matters of national security.

I am therefore writing to inform you that as a result of our ongoing considerations of the public interest test in this case, we will not be able to offer you a substantive reply within the deadline provided in our previous correspondence. We now aim to respond by the 6th September 2011.

If you have any queries concerning your request please contact the Freedom of Information Team using the contact details provided at the top of the page. Please remember to quote your reference in any correspondence.

Thank you for your interest in the Northern Ireland Office and for your patience in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Manager

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

THE IRA 1999 SHOOTING OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND IS BEING COVERED-UP BY HMG; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

THE 1991 IRA KIDNAPPING OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND IS ALSO BEING COVERED-UP BY HMG; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chief-Ins...

LONG RUNS THE FOX.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

How low can HMG go? They are all involved in corrupt practices while dealing with Martin McGartland cases, crooks in suits ... yes men and women. They are protecting terrorists ... Just look at this, The Northern Ireland Officer, (which is corrupt to the core) are sending out letters regards ‘national security’ ... there are no such issues, HMG are simply doing this to cover-up their own wrong-doing regards the Martin McGartland case. They are all in it up to their eye-balls, their lies, the cover-up, the law breaking etc etc

Here is another letter;

Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
[email address] Website: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

[FOI #79423 email]
Jo Asher

11 August 2011
FOI 19338

Dear Ms Asher,

Thank you for your e-mail of 14July, in which you ask for:

Access to the entirety of all/any information and documents relating to all contact between the Home Secretary, Jack Straw and Northumbria Police
concerning the June 1999 Martin McGartland attempted murder case.

Copies of all correspondence between Jack Straw and Northumbria Police, including all any contact by his office and/or any other third parties acting on
his behalf concerning the above case.

Copies of all correspondence between Jack Straw, his office and any Member of Parliament and or Lord(s) concerning above case.

Copies of all information, records relating to all/any telephone contact between Jack Straw, his office and Northumbria Police concerning above
case.

Full details of any meetings that Jack Straw held, and/or attended concerning Martin McGartland case, his attempted murder. Please supply all dates and
reasons/s for all/any meetings.

Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are considering your request. Although the Act carries a presumption in favour of disclosure, it provides exemptions which may be used to withhold
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information in specified circumstances. Some of these exemptions, referred to as ‘qualified exemptions’, are subject to a public interest test. This test is
used to balance the public interest in disclosure against the public interest in favour of withholding the information under qualified exemptions. Section
10(3) of the Act allows us to exceed the 20 working day response target where reasonably necessary to consider the public interest test fully. This is
subject to telling applicants when we expect to conclude our deliberations and provide a full response.

We are currently assessing the public interest in saying whether or not we hold the information. The information requested must be considered under the
exemptions contained within section 24(2). This is a qualified exemption relating to national security. I am therefore writing to inform you that as a
result of our consideration of the public interest test in this case we are
extending the deadline by a further 20 days. We aim to respond by 9 September 2011. This letter should not be taken as conclusive evidence that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

If you have any questions about the handling of your information request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

J Fanshaw
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/79...

THE IRA 1999 SHOOTING OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND IS BEING COVERED-UP BY HMG; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

THE 1991 IRA KIDNAPPING OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND IS ALSO BEING COVERED-UP BY HMG; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chief-Ins...

LONG RUNS THE FOX.

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

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Ms. Asher,

Please see the attached letter concerning your FoI request to the Northern
Ireland Office.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office

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Gadawodd Jo Asher anodiad ()

Marty McGartland is single-handedly responsible for stopping at least 45 IRA bomb and assassination plots: http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/20... he saved the lives of at least fifty people and he put his own life in danger while doing so. As a result, the IRA kidnapped Martin 8th August 1991, Marty escaped certain death by jumping from a third floor window. Marty was moved to the UK mainland by British Government, however, for the past 20 years he has been hounded by the State, the Police, MI5 and others, simply because he wrote a book about his experiences; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Dead-Men-W...

Marty was also shot at least 6 times by the IRA in June 1999, the IRA only found Marty's safe house after MI5, Northumbria Police and the CPS took a flawed and malicious prosecution against him, he was acquitted. However, during the court case Northumbria Police read out Martin's real name and even his home address. Marty's 1991 kidnapping has also been covered up for the past 20 years, The State (including RUC and PSNI) suppressed compelling evidence, evidence that would have resulted in his kidnappers being charged, the men were not even arrested, they were protected by the State for 18 years (until Marty make another complaint); http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

Northumbria Police, the Home Office, MI5, NIO, IPCC and many other organs of the State continue to cover up Marty's 1999 attempted murder too; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd...

This is a total disgrace, it is also wrong, it is a State cover-up. Marty McGartland is in very poor health as a result, the State cover-up has and continues to exacerbate this. The protecting of IRA terrorists and the covering-up of both Marty’s kidnapping and his 1999 attempted murder by the above parties has now gone on for between 12 and 20 years. The above parties are hell bent on protecting IRA terrorists who were involved with both attacks. The above parties are also using every trick in the book, and many more, to cover up their own wrongdoing.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BritishAgents

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northumbr...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Co...

Support Marty McGartland (Agent Carol) in his fight for truth and justice. Lets expose those involved; http://www.causes.com/causes/548596-we-t...

You can also find out more information about the State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland case by searching google, facebook, you tube or the web for: Martin McGartland Northumbria Poilice or Martin McGartland PSNI PPS.

Dear FOI,

I am not requesting an internal review at this stage.

I am requesting your help and assistance with this request. I am also requesting further information as well as a detailed explanation.

The NIO have failed to deal correctly with my request and they have also failed to explain why the exemptions they have used apply in this case.
I am asking that the NIO explain why each of the exemptions used apply to each of my requests.

Please supply me with further information. While you have stated (or considered) that the requested information is exempt under various exemptions, you have failed to state why you believe each of the exemptions applied are engaged with regard to each of my requests. I believe that this constitutes a breach of the act on your part.

I should also point out that the ICO has stated that; “The Commissioner’s view is that the word ‘required’ sets a high threshold for use of this exemption. It is not sufficient for information merely to relate to national security, for section 24(1) to be engaged there must be evidence of specific and real threats to national security.” (Para 55. ; http://robedwards.typepad.com/files/deci... ) As a result, I must ask the NIO to also spell out to me in detail what evidence they have of specific and real threats there are to national security with regard to each of my requests. Moreover, please explain why the NIO believe that releasing the requested information would danger national security or indeed how it could in anyway interfere and or damage any investigation/s? I would remind you that I simply requested following;

1. The facts known to HMG [the Government] and or to the NIO which links the IRA to the attempted murder of Martin McGartland on 17th June 1999.

2. All recorded information (as detailed under section 84 of FOIA) held by the Northern Ireland Office and HMG (the Government) containing all/any references to, or otherwise, relating to the shooting of Martin McGartland on the 17th June 1999.

Please explain why or even how the NIO's releasing of information that confirmed that the IRA (A group listed by HMG, the Home Office as a proscribed terrorist group) would or could pose a real and specific threat to national security? There is nothing at all to suggest that the releasing of this information could be damaging to anyone let alone to national security.

Cover-up, inconvenience nor embarrassment, whether for the NIO, HMG, the PSNI or even the Security Services can excuse the suppressing of such information nor the HMG cover-up of the attempted murder of a British Agent.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Asher

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INFORMATION ONLY CONCERNING THE HMG ... COVER-UP OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND'S 1991 KIDNAPPING AND HIS 1999 SHOOTING.

Marty McGartland is single-handedly responsible for stopping at least 45 IRA bomb and assassination plots: http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/20... he saved the lives of at least fifty people and he put his own life in danger while doing so. As a result, the IRA kidnapped Martin 8th August 1991, Marty escaped certain death by jumping from a third floor window. Marty was moved to the UK mainland by British Government, however, for the past 20 years he has been hounded by the State, the Police, MI5 and others, simply because he wrote a book about his experiences; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Dead-Men-W...

Marty was also shot at least 6 times by the IRA in June 1999, the IRA only found Marty's safe house after MI5, Northumbria Police and the CPS took a flawed and malicious prosecution against him, he was acquitted. However, during the court case Northumbria Police read out Martin's real name and even his home address. Marty's 1991 kidnapping has also been covered up for the past 20 years, The State (including RUC and PSNI) suppressed compelling evidence, evidence that would have resulted in his kidnappers being charged, the men were not even arrested, they were protected by the State for 18 years (until Marty make another complaint); http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

Northumbria Police, the Home Office, MI5, NIO, IPCC and many other organs of the State continue to cover up Marty's 1999 attempted murder too; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd...

This is a total disgrace, it is also wrong, it is a State cover-up. Marty McGartland is in very poor health as a result, the State cover-up has and continues to exacerbate this. The protecting of IRA terrorists and the covering-up of both Marty’s kidnapping and his 1999 attempted murder by the above parties has now gone on for between 12 and 20 years. The above parties are hell bent on protecting IRA terrorists who were involved with both attacks. The above parties are also using every trick in the book, and many more, to cover up their own wrongdoing.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BritishAgents

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northumbr...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Co...

Support Marty McGartland (Agent Carol) in his fight for truth and justice. Lets expose those involved; http://www.causes.com/causes/548596-we-t...

You can also find out more information about the State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland case by searching google, facebook, you tube or the web for: Martin McGartland Northumbria Poilice or Martin McGartland PSNI PPS.

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

Dear Ms. Asher,

We have responded to your request and our dealings with this are now
closed unless you wish to request we conduct an internal review into our
decision and our handling of your request.

However, to briefly clarify, the NIO neither confirms nor denies it
holds information relevant to your request. This was pursuant with the
provisions of s.23(5), s.24(2), s.31(3) and s.40(5)(b)(i) of the Act.
Our response to your request was compliant with section 1, section 10
and section 17 of the Act. Where the provisions of the Act referred to
a qualified provision of the Act, exempting us from our duty to confirm
or deny what information is or is not held, we explained a summary of
our public interest considerations pertaining to the use of those
provisions.

I feel it is also prudent to stress that the information you have
requested relates to another individual. Any information held by the
NIO about *any* individual is that person's personal data which is
protected by the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The NIO would be in breach of the Data Protection Act if it were to
confirm, to a third-party, whether it holds information about any
individual, other than to the person to whom that personal data refers.

You are requesting information that relates to another individual.
Accordingly, the NIO can neither confirm nor deny whether we hold the
information you have requested by virtue of section 40(5)(b)(i). This
section of the Act absolves us from the requirement to say whether or
not we hold information where, to confirm or deny we hold any personal
data
about another individual, would contravene any of the data protection
principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office

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Dear FOI,

I am now seeking an internal review. You have failed to deal with my request within the laws of the FOIA and you have also caused me delay after delay. You have not dealt with my 17th September 2011 reply for further information and explantation concerning this request.

You informed me in your 23/09/2011 reply that; 'However, to briefly clarify, the NIO neither confirms nor denies it holds information relevant to your request. This was pursuant with the provisions of s.23(5), s.24(2), s.31(3) and s.40(5)(b)(i) of the Act.'

(a) What do the NIO mean by the above?

Moreover, please also explain what s.23(5), s.24(2), s.31(3) and s.40(5)(b)(i) of the Act has to do with my requesting;

1. The facts known to HMG [the Government] and or to the NIO which links the IRA to the attempted murder of Martin McGartland on 17th June 1999.

2. All recorded information (as detailed under section 84 of FOIA) held by the Northern Ireland Office and HMG (the Government) containing all/any references to, or otherwise, relating to the shooting of Martin McGartland on the 17th June 1999.

HMG, the NIO and others are in fact using the FOIA to cover-up the attempted murder of Martin McGartland by the IRA. They are also using the FOIA to protect IRA terrorists who were involved. This is not the first time the NIO, HMG and others have covered-up IRA involvment regards Martin McGartland, they also covered-up his 1991 IRA kidnapping; http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/PSNI-P...

Yours sincerely,

Jo Asher

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

This is not the first time the British State have used the ‘National security’ tactic as an excuse for not giving a full response to controversial questions and allegations concerning their dealings with the 1999 attempted murder of ex- British agent Martin McGartland. This is what they do, they cover-up, they lie, they break the law and they are protecting the IRA terrorists who carried out the shooting of Martin McGartland, they have been doing so for the past 12 years. Just have a look at some of the dirty tricks of the British State; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11yk7p3Kp...
www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

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Ms. Asher,
 
Please see the attached letter concerning your request for an Internal
Review regarding you initial request to the Northern Ireland Office,
reference 11/115.
 
Regards,
 
 
Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office
 

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Dear FOI,

As you already pointed-out in your letter, you received my request on, "26th September 2011 and arrangements are being made for an Internal Review. We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome no later than the 7th November 2011."

By law you are required to deal with this request within 20 working days. The request should have been answered by no later than 24th October 2011. For some unknown reason you have added a futher 2 weeks on to the time limit. Please send me your reply. You are not only breaching the FOIA, you are also breaking the law.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Asher

Dear Northern Ireland Office,

Will you please let me have your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

Dear Northern Ireland Office,

You are breaking the law by your delaying with this matter. Will you please reply to my emails and let me have the findings of your internal review which, by law, you should have sent to me weeks ago.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

Dear Ms. Asher,

My apologies for the time it has taken us to undertake this internal
review.

While there is no statutory deadline provided under the FoI Act to
conduct an Internal Review, we do acknowledge the guidance issued by the
Information Commissioner that reviews should be conducted as quickly as
possible and we apologise if this delay has inconvenienced you unduly.

I hope to provide you with the findings of our Internal Review by the
18th November 2011.

Sincere regards,

Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office

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Dear FOI,

Will you please explin the dealy in dealing with this request.

the law is very clear, the NIO are required to deal withy such requests within 20 working days. The NIO have not done so and they are breaking the law.

Please let me have your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Asher

FOI, Northern Ireland Office

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Dear Ms Asher
 
 Please see attached letter.
 
Freedom of Information Manager
Northern Ireland Office
 
 

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