Martin McGartland Case/s - "Thie PSNI has been asked to sssist some of these authoritise in reponding to the request...."

Martin McGartland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am requesting all information concerning all contact between PSNI and all other 'authorities' who the PSNI claim that they have; " ... been asked to assist some of these authoritise in reponding to the request ..."

The PSNI made above and following comments in their correspondence to the ICO. Those comments appear on page 5 para 24 of the ICO's 8th November 2011 Decision Notice (Ref: FS50387372 as follows;

"The PSNI advised that the complainant had made 'numerous' requests to other public authorities on the subject of the attempted murder. The PSNI has been asked to assist some of these authorities in responding to the requests, which had taken up a considerable staff time on the part of several senior members of staff. For example, an officer at the rank of Chief Inspector had spent time dealing with these requests, and the hourly cost for this level of employee could be calculated at £66.37."

1. Who asked the PSNI to 'assist' other authorities in responding to such requests. Please also give full details as to the reason/s for this?

2. Please supply full details of all of the authorities who the PSNI assisted relating to above.

3. The PSNI have claimed that; 'several senior members of staff' dealt with above matters, what was the reason for this. Please also explain how many senior members of staff dealt with above?

4. The PSNI also clamed that; "For example, an officer at the rank of Chief Inspector had spent time dealing with these requests, and the hourly cost for this level of employee could be calculated at £66.37." Who was this 'Chief Inspector', why was he dealing with this matter. What was the total cost for the 'Chief Inspector' who deal with this matter?

Under the FOIA and also all other rights of access please also supply me with copies of all correspondence, including written notes, telephone notes/records, emails, faxes, letters and copies of all other recorded information relating to all contact between the PSNI and all of the above authorities.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

November 11, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated November 10, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on November 10, 2011. I note you seek access to the following:

All information concerning all contact between the PSNI and all other authorities as mentioned in the recent Decision Notice

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working days. The Freedom of Information team will advise you in writing if there are any delays in responding to your request and will keep you advised of progress.

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the "appropriate level", which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be notified.
If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the reference number listed above in any future communications with the Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you have the right to request a review.You should do this as soon as possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this letter.In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address].

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the request you may make a complaint,under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act, to the Information Commissioner's Office and ask that they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I note your comments regards;

"In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the "appropriate level", which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an opportunity to refine and resubmit the request."

The information and documents I am now requesting in this request is relates to that which the PSNI was boasting about within their correspondence to the ICO concerning a complaint. The above information should therefore be freely available and at hand. Moreover, the person/s who wrote to the ICO and dealt with them will alrealy have most (if not all) of the requested information.

If it is going to be the case that the PSNI are going to claim that this request would 'exceed the appropriate costs level, then I want to place on the record now that I will be request following;

(a) A detailed breakdown of the cost/s to deal with each of my numbered requests.

(b) A detailed explanation as to why each part of my request can not be dealt with including reason/s for same.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03810
December 14, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated November 10, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on November 10, 2011 concerning:

All information concerning all contact between the PSNI and all other authorities.

I regret to inform you the Police Service of Northern Ireland have not been able to respond to your request within the statutory timescale.

I now advise you that the amended date for a response is December 23, 2011. I can assure you that every effort will be made to respond to your request within this new timescale.

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any queries regarding your request please do not hesitate to contact me on 028 9070 0164. When contacting the Freedom of Information Team, please quote the reference number listed at the beginning of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject:F-2011-03810
December 23, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated November 10, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on November 10, 2011 concerning:

All information concerning all contact between the PSNI and all other authorities.

Please find attached the response to your request and accept our apologises in the delay in providing this response.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Martin McGartland

Dear Mr Cleland,

You claim in your reply to answer 5 that; “There is only one email captured by your request and this is being disclosed to you, subject to some
information being withheld under the Section 40 (1) Personal Information. “ Wow Superman ...

This cannot be the case i.e. the PSNI have clearly been in telephone, email contact with Compensation Agency. That contact will of course have generated information and documents in the form of emails, telephone records/notes, other correspondence and personal written notes of such conversations. I am asking the PSNI once again to release all of the information I have requested. My request was very clear, i.e. “Under the FOIA and also all other rights of access please also supply me with copies of all correspondence, including written notes, telephone notes/records, emails, faxes, letters and copies
of all other recorded information relating to all contact between the PSNI and all of the above authorities.” The PSNI have not dealt with my request correct, can they now do so and supply me with the information I have requested.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03810
January 9, 2012

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 07th January 2012 requesting that Police Service of Northern Ireland review its response to your request for information concerning:

All information concerning all contact between the PSNI and all other authorities.

An internal review will be conducted in accordance with Police Service of Northern Ireland's review procedure. It is envisaged that the review process will take no longer than 20 working days from date of receipt of your email/letter, however we will endeavour to respond earlier.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 an independent decision maker will carry out a review of this case and advise you in writing of the outcome.

If you wish to discuss this matter prior to receiving a response please contact me on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If following an internal review you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the request you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office and ask that they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Can I please have your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject:F-2011-03810
June 1, 2012

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Following your request for us to review our previous response in connection with your request for information dated November 10, 2011 concerning:

All information concerning all contact between the PSNI and all other authorities.

I can advise you that Police Service of Northern Ireland has now completed its review - please see above attachment.

Please accept my apology for the lengthy delay in providing your internal review response.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Complaint

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please explain the 5 month delay in dealing with this internal review. I would also like to make a complaint about the delay.

Are the PSNI saying that they do not hold any recorded information between them and the Compensation Agency? If so, please explain how this could be possible given you have already confirmed that there has been contact?

Please also include this in my complaint.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Can you please reply to my 6th June 2012 correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Subject:F-2011-03810
June 19, 2012

Dear Mr McGartland,

"Further to your email of 6th June 2012, your complaint regarding the delay in dealing with the internal review is noted.

An experienced staff member who conducted FOIA Internal Reviews is no longer employed with PSNI and arrangements had to be made for an alternative suitable person to conduct these. This Internal Review was allocated to Legal Services and dealt with by one of the Legal Advisers. Unfortunately Legal Services advise they are currently dealing with an exceptional volume of work and it was necessary to give priority to Court and certain other legal commitments with the result that this Review was not completed as quickly as would have been hoped. PSNI endeavour to deal with all requests as quickly as possible with the available resources. We can only apologise for any inconvenience as a result of the delay.

In relation to your first question, the review response already states (under response to question 5) that "You have been provided with a redacted copy of an email which is the only document held by PSNI relevant to your request".
In relation to your second question, as appears from the email, this followed a telephone discussion.

We trust this concludes the matter."

Yours sincerely,


Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

You say in your latest reply that; "In relation to your second question, as appears from the email, this followed a telephone discussion." That being my point, you, PSNI have not supplied me with all of the recorded information I requested which would include telephone notes and records of all telephone contact between PSNI and the ICO.

By law you are required to release all non-exempt information. Please release that recorded information without further delay. Please also attach above to my complaint and ensure it too is dealt with within the correct time limits.

I will be holding back my complaint to the ICO concerning this matter until after your legal team rubber-stamp this latest whitewash.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

In your 19th June 2012 reply you included following; "An experienced staff member who conducted FOIA Internal Reviews is no longer employed with PSNI and arrangements had to be made for an alternative suitable person to conduct these. This Internal Review was allocated to Legal Services and dealt with by one of the Legal Advisers. Unfortunately Legal Services advise they are currently dealing with an exceptional volume of work and it was necessary to give priority to Court and certain other legal commitments with the result that this Review was not completed as quickly as would have been hoped. PSNI endeavour to deal with all requests as quickly as possible with the available resources. We can only apologise for any inconvenience as a result of the delay."

Why has this request, matter and also my complaint not been dealt with 8 months on? You, PSNI are again subjecting me to long delays and failing to deal with my, my requests correctly and within the law.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk - Highlighting very serious corruption within PSNI HQ

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland,

I would like to advise you that you received your internal review on the 1st June 2012.

On receipt of this review you emailed the PSNI on the 6th June 2012, complaining about the length of time it took to process the review.

I responded to your email on the 19th June 2012, a copy of which you have provided below.

There are no outstanding matters in relation to this request as both a response and an internal review have been carried out.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

RUC / PSNI / MI5, Special Branch and State abandoning former undercover agents:

These are just three (of the many cases) in which former State (Mi5, RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and Army) agents who gave their all in the fight against terror only to have been abandoned by those they so loyally served, MI5, RUC, PSNI, Special Branch, Army and State:

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour:
The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour [who gave his all in the fight against terror] was abandoned by RUC /PSNI / Special Branch / Mi5 and State. Sadly Raymond has since died. See further informers here, below link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89TyMAj...

Case 2: Former agent Martin McGartland:
Former undercover agent Martin McGartland abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State.....

The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Martin McGartland has faced [Failed] attempts by MI5, Police and Special Branch to to stich him up as well as false arrests, malicious prosecutions and much more. Martin has been left permanently disabled as a result of his 1999 shooting by IRA (as a direct result of MI5, Police and state Vendetta and negligence and withdrawal of medical treatment ) .... See further informers here, below link; https://youtu.be/i3O0CQPSKf0

Case 3 - former undercover Kevin Fulton abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State. The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness. More information here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2x7mDQ...