Martin McGartland Shooting and the Police, Government and Mi5 Cover-up

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Strathclyde Police

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

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Strathclyde Police.

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Strathclyde Police,

You included the following in a reply to me dated 24th August 2011;

"FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER 0489/11

I refer to your request for access to information made under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’) and the
response dated 26 July 2011 from Lorna Grieve of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Unit. In accordance with the Act, the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the
Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision
made without modification.

The Panel upheld the application of Section 18 in that Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information requested by you. The Panel also
upheld the related considerations of Section 31 – National Security and Defence, Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority and Section 35 – Law
Enforcement in this regard.

In response to your comments regarding your telephone call to the FOI Unit on 26 July, I spoke with the member of staff who received your telephone call and I am
satisfied that his recollection of the telephone call, supported by his colleagues sitting nearby, was that you were told that a response would be issued to you by 29 July; however, there was no confirmation that any specific information would be provided to you." Your full reply can be found here; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/77...

The following is a new request for information. Can you please supply me all information concerning the following;

1. All information concerning; "... the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without modification." Including full details of panel members and full details of all information evidence used by them when dealing with that request.

2. You claim in your reply that; "I spoke with the member of staff who received your telephone call and I am satisfied that his recollection of the telephone call, supported by his colleagues sitting nearby, was that you were told that a response would be issued to you by 29 July; however, there was no confirmation that any specific information would be provided to you." Please supply me with all information that you, Strathclyde Police have concerning this matter, including all correspondence and notes (including written notes) of all conversation/s that you claim to have had with person I spoke to and also from those who you claim; ' ... supported by his colleagues sitting nearby ...'.

3. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the grounds of Section 31 – National Security and Defence within the past 12 months?

4. How many cases/requests, regards no 3 above, were upheld by SIC?

5, How many cases/requests, regards no 3 and 4 above, were not upheld by the SIC.

6, Please supply all information concerning all contact between Strathclyde Police (its staff/officers)and Northumbria Police (its staff/officers) concerning any FOI requests I have made to Strathclyde Police.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Colette McFarlane,

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Please see attached

Kind Regards <<Acknowledgement letter.pdf>>
Colette McFarlane
Freedom of Information Officer

Disclosure Unit (Freedom of Information), Force HQ, 173 Pitt Street,
Glasgow. G2 4JS

0141 435 1204
704-1204 - INT
0141 435 1218 - FAX

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Colette McFarlane,

I spoke to your office by telephone today concerning an update on this request. I was informed that your reply would be sent to me today.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Colette McFarlane,

I am currently out of the office and will be back on Tuesday 4th October
2011.  Your emails will not be re-directed.  If you have a Freedom Of
Information request  or a response please forward it to
[Strathclyde Police request email] where it will be attended to.  If your
enquiry is urgent then please contact the FOI Unit on 0141 435 1204/1217
Thanks very much.

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INFO, Strathclyde Police

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Mr McGartland,

Please see attached response:

Regards

Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson
Force Disclosure Unit

Force Headquarters
Int 704 1205
Ext 0141 435 1205

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

I am not requesting an internal review at this stage.

In your reply you claim; “Repeated requests, I am not obliged to comply with a subsequent request which is identical or substantially similar.”

1. Please write to me and include the text that shows I have made repeated requests. You say in your reply that; “Repeated requests, I am not obliged to comply with a subsequent request which is identical or substantially similar.”

I have not made any identical or substantially similar requests and I hope you will supply me with the proof to backup your wild claims.

As I said about I am not requesting an internal review at this stage. I am simply requesting further information. Please supply me with further information concerning the following;

In my number 1 request I asked for; “All information concerning; "... the Review Panel (hereinafter
referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without
modification." Including full details of panel members and full details of all information evidence used by them when dealing with that request.”

In your reply you stated; “In terms of Section 21 - Review by Scottish public authority, and in the circumstances of this particular case, the review panel was obliged under Section 21(4) to:
(a) confirm a decision complained of, with or without such modifications as it considers
appropriate;
(b) substitute for any such decision a different decision

The Review was conducted by Mrs Brennan the force Information Manager, with (in the absence of Mrs Grieve) initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department the full details of whom are exempt, having due regard to their role and previous Appeal decisions made by both
Information Commissioner’s, in terms of Section 38(1)(b) - Personal information.”

I am very confused by your reply to my number 1 request. Please will you explain the following;

(a) On what grounds are you refusing to supply me with information concerning what evidence was used, taken into account when dealing with the review of my case. Are you saying that I will not be given any information or detail concerning the same. If so, on what grounds and for what reason/s?

(b) Please supply me with further information and a full explanation concerning your following comments;

“... and in the circumstances of this particular case ...” What do you mean by the above?

(c) What do you mean by; “The Review was conducted by Mrs Brennan the force Information Manager, with (in the absence of Mrs Grieve) initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department ...” i.e.

(i) Who is Mrs Grieve and why was she ‘absence’?

(d) So are you saying my case was dealt with by one person, Mrs Brennan. Is this lawful and or is it within the rules when dealing with such cases/reviews?

(e) What do you mean by; “ ... initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department ...”

(i) What ‘initial background information’ are you referring to?

(ii) Why was a assistance needed from a “member of the force Legal Services Department”, what is the name of the person from the Legal Services Department?

(f) So are you saying that the only persons that were party to the review was you (Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson), Mrs Brennan and an unnamed member of the Legal Services Department. So there were no others involved? (If there were others involved please supply their full details, including reason/s for their involvement.)

(g) I have already requested the name of the “member of the force Legal Services Department”, as above. However, can you confirm that this member of the force Legal Services Department” is one of Strathclyde Police’s own in-house Solicitors? If not, please supply full details.

(h) Did any officers or anyone acting on behalf of Northumbria Police attend the review? If so, please supply full details.

(i) Did Northumbria Police suppy any information or evidence to Strathclyde Police concerning the reveiw. If so, please supply full details and explain their reasons for doing so.

In my number 3 request I asked; “How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the grounds of Section 31 – National Security and Defence within the past 12 months? “

In your reply you stated that; “The exemption afforded under Section 31 – National security and defence, has previously been cited once in the past 12 months.”

Are you saying that my request was the only one or was there another case during the past 12 months?

In my number 6 reply I asked; “Please supply all information concerning all contact between
Strathclyde Police (its staff/officers)and Northumbria Police (its staff/officers) concerning any FOI requests I have made to Strathclyde Police.”

Given your reply to the above was long winded and given you were ranting about issues that have nothing whatsoever to do with you, issues that are not your office to comment on, i.e. my making FOI requests via this site to other third parties etc. Let me be frank with you. If corrupt police force's (and officers) are breaking the law, if they are lying and if they were covering-up my attempted murder case by hiding evidence and also covering-up their own wrongdoing, then it follows I will have to make such requests for information. Such information should be given to me (or anyone for that matter) as a matter of course. As the victim of such a crime I should not have to make FOI requests to obtain such information. You do not have the right to tell any victim that they should not make such requests.

One more point. You claim in your reply that; “to be as helpful as possible”, what poppycock, Strathclyde Police have obstructed and delayed my requests since day one, they continue to do so. If you do want “to be as helpful as possible”, then deal with the above and supply me with further information and a full explanation.

Moreover, Strathclyde Police are also refusing to release information that should have been released to me as a matter of course. Moreover, your claiming that the information is being withheld on the grounds of National Security, it is a joke.

Now can you also confirm that your reply to 6 above is; “no contact was made on the subject of any FOI requests you have made to this force.” ?

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

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Mr McGartland,

I have added comment to the questions raised by you in your email last night and albeit once again taking a considerable amount of time to respond to your numerous points, I trust it is helpful and clarifies matters.

For the sake of completeness I also refer to your email dated 28 September 2011, 00:21hrs and respond as follows:
Firstly our records only go back as far as January 2007 so in terms of Section 17, any information prior to this is not held. Secondly, my response refers to the number of requests where the Section 31 exemption has been cited.

1. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the
grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence between
August 2005 and August 2006? Information Not Held

2. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the
grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence between
August 2006 and August 2007? 3

3. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the
grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence between
August 2007 and August 2008? 7

4. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the
grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence between
August 2008 and August 2009? 11

5. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the
grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence between
August 2009 and August 2010? 9

I again take the opportunity to add that victims of crime are quite rightly and appropriately given guidance and advice during and if necessary after any investigation has been concluded but on a personal basis, however in seeking information through the Freedom of Information legislation that necessitates a public, i.e. to the world at large response, and doing so through the aforementioned website that quite rightly does make disclosed information available to the world at large, I am afraid that the only option currently available to us is to respond to you on this matter in terms of the legislation.

Kind Regards

Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson
Force Disclosure Unit

Force Headquarters
Int 704 1205
Ext 0141 435 1205

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

In your reply you wrote: "Secondly, my response refers to the number of requests where the Section 31 exemption has been cited."

Can you please explain what you are talking about, which requests where section 31 exemption has been cited? Please also supply full details of same.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Can you please re-send your reply of today to the correct request. Please can you confirm that you will now be dealing with my following request for further information. You appear to be attempting to confuse these;

Dear Strathclyde Police,

I am not requesting an internal review at this stage.

In your reply you claim; “Repeated requests, I am not obliged to comply with a subsequent request which is identical or substantially similar.”

1. Please write to me and include the text that shows I have made repeated requests. You say in your reply that; “Repeated requests, I am not obliged to comply with a subsequent request which is identical or substantially similar.”

I have not made any identical or substantially similar requests and I hope you will supply me with the proof to backup your wild claims.

As I said about I am not requesting an internal review at this stage. I am simply requesting further information. Please supply me with further information concerning the following;

In my number 1 request I asked for; “All information concerning;
"... the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider
your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without modification." Including full details of panel members and full
details of all information evidence used by them when dealing with that request.”

In your reply you stated; “In terms of Section 21 - Review by Scottish public authority, and in the circumstances of this particular case, the review panel was obliged under Section 21(4) to:
(a) confirm a decision complained of, with or without such modifications as it considers
appropriate;
(b) substitute for any such decision a different decision

The Review was conducted by Mrs Brennan the force Information Manager, with (in the absence of Mrs Grieve) initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department the full details of
whom are exempt, having due regard to their role and previous Appeal decisions made by both
Information Commissioner’s, in terms of Section 38(1)(b) - Personal information.”

I am very confused by your reply to my number 1 request. Please will you explain the following;

(a) On what grounds are you refusing to supply me with information concerning what evidence was used, taken into account when dealing with the review of my case. Are you saying that I will not be given any information or detail concerning the same. If so, on what grounds and for what reason/s?

(b) Please supply me with further information and a full explanation concerning your following comments;

“... and in the circumstances of this particular case ...” What do you mean by the above?

(c) What do you mean by; “The Review was conducted by Mrs Brennan the force Information Manager, with (in the absence of Mrs Grieve) initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department ...” i.e.

(i) Who is Mrs Grieve and why was she ‘absence’?

(d) So are you saying my case was dealt with by one person, Mrs Brennan. Is this lawful and or is it within the rules when dealing with such cases/reviews?

(e) What do you mean by; “ ... initial background information being provided by myself, and with the assistance of a member of the force Legal Services Department ...”

(i) What ‘initial background information’ are you referring to?

(ii) Why was a assistance needed from a “member of the force Legal Services Department”, what is the name of the person from the Legal Services Department?

(f) So are you saying that the only persons that were party to the review was you (Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson), Mrs Brennan and an unnamed member of the Legal Services Department. So there were no others involved? (If there were others involved please supply their full details, including reason/s for their involvement.)

(g) I have already requested the name of the “member of the force Legal Services Department”, as above. However, can you confirm that this member of the force Legal Services Department” is one of Strathclyde Police’s own in-house Solicitors? If not, please supply
full details.

(h) Did any officers or anyone acting on behalf of Northumbria Police attend the review? If so, please supply full details.

(i) Did Northumbria Police suppy any information or evidence to Strathclyde Police concerning the reveiw. If so, please supply full details and explain their reasons for doing so.

In my number 3 request I asked; “How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the grounds of Section 31 - National Security and Defence within the past 12 months? “

In your reply you stated that; “The exemption afforded under Section 31 – National security and defence, has previously been cited once in the past 12 months.”

Are you saying that my request was the only one or was there another case during the past 12 months?

In my number 6 reply I asked; “Please supply all information concerning all contact between
Strathclyde Police (its staff/officers)and Northumbria Police (its staff/officers) concerning any FOI requests I have made to Strathclyde Police.”

Given your reply to the above was long winded and given you were ranting about issues that have nothing whatsoever to do with you, issues that are not your office to comment on, i.e. my making FOI requests via this site to other third parties etc. Let me be frank with you. If corrupt police force's (and officers) are breaking the law, if they are lying and if they were covering-up my attempted murder case by hiding evidence and also covering-up their own wrongdoing, then it follows I will have to make such requests for information. Such information should be given to me(or anyone for that matter) as a matter of course. As the victim of such a crime I should not have to make FOI requests to obtain such information.

You do not have the right to tell any victim that they should not make such requests.

One more point. You claim in your reply that; “to be as helpful as possible”, what poppycock, Strathclyde Police have obstructed and delayed my requests since day one, they continue to do so. If you do want “to be as helpful as possible”, then deal with the above and supply me with further information and a full explanation.

Moreover, Strathclyde Police are also refusing to release information that should have been released to me as a matter of course. Moreover, your claiming that the information is being withheld on the grounds of National Security, it is a joke.

Now can you also confirm that your reply to 6 above is; “no contact was made on the subject of any FOI requests you have made to this force.” ?

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

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Mr McGartland,

I refer you to the following at the end of your email:
Please use this email address for all replies to this
request:[FOI #84255 email]

To clarify, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 one or
more exemptions under Part 2- Exempt Information can be cited in
response to a request for information. A request is an item of
correspondence received by a public authority that might contain any
number of questions, on any number of themes, that seeks public
disclosure of information the applicant believes to be held by that
public authority.

In my response dated 28 September at 17.08 hours this provided the
number of times the exemption had been cited in response to requests for
information, e.g. in 2007 the exemption was cited 7 times; once each in
7 different requests. Each item of correspondence asked at least one
question and depending on what that was the Section 31 exemption was
applied if it was felt that disclosure of the information, either
confirmed to be held or if it were held, would prejudice national
security and defence.

The relevant exemption can be read on the following website:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/1...

Regards

Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson
Force Disclosure Unit

Force Headquarters
Int 704 1205
Ext 0141 435 1205

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

You have still not added the correct reply to this request. I have even called you officer regards above.

I note form the link that your sent me, as above, that in includes following; "(2)A certificate signed by a member of the Scottish Executive certifying that such exemption is, or at any time was, required for the purpose of safeguarding national security is conclusive of that fact."

1. Can you please confirm if a signed certificate by member of the Scottish Executive was requested and or granted/issued regards any of the request I have made?

Look forward to your reply. Please will you now ensure that the correct reply is added to both above request and also my other request. You have added the incorrect replies to both of the requests.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) 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

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Mr McGartland,

Please refer to attached correspondence.

Regards

Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson
Force Disclosure Unit

Force Headquarters
Int 704 1205
Ext 0141 435 1205

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

First of all you claimed ‘National security’ now your claiming ‘ ... significant burden, are designed to cause disruption, and are obsessive and manifestly unreasonable.’ Or that my request is ‘ ‘vexatious’. Vexatious’? Not again ... Northumbria Police; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNFhRJ1zs... and the Home Office must be working round the clock cooking all this up. Your making it up as you go along.

You have not dealt with my request. You have not answered my questions nor have you supplied the further information I requested. Moreover, you sent my latest requests to the incorrect what do they know pages. I am now requesting an internal review of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

This is not the first time the British State have used the ‘National security’ and or the ‘vexatious’ tactic (the Lie) 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...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNFhRJ1zs...
www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

The State have even been covering-up Marty's 1991 IRA kidnapping: http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSNI-PPS-...

You Can Not Trust Any Of Them. They Are All Liars, They Are All Party To The Corruption In The Martin McGartland Case; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd... LONG RUNS THE FOX.

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Strathclyde Police,

You will be aware that I requested an Internal Review of this request on the 5th October 2011.

Can you please supply me with an update and also let me know when I will be sent your reply/findings?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Mr McGartland,

I refer to the undernoted review request and have attached the force
response for your information.

Kind Regards

Inspector Graeme Cuthbertson
Force Disclosure Unit

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

Within your 1st November 2011 relpy; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/84...

you have informed me that; ‘In accordance with the Act, the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on the 26th and 28th Oct 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has made the following determinations: ...”

You go on to claim; “The Panel considered that when viewed in the context of that series of requests there has been a significant burden upon the FOI Unit in terms of requiring a disproportionate amount of time to respond to your requests. The Panel also considered that the requests were designed to cause disruption and annoyance, had the effect of harassing the FOI Unit, and were manifestly unreasonable and disproportionate.“

You have not supplied me with any evidence at all to support these wild claims. Under the act i.e. ‘advice and assistance’ I am requesting your units assistance with regard to your supplying me with all of the information and indeed the evidence used by you, during the 26th and 28th Oct 2011 review hearing.

I am also requesting that you please supply me with a detailed explanation in support of your findings.

I hope that you will now supply me with all of the evidence, the evidence used by you to support the claims which you have included within your 1st November 2011 reply.

It is important that you supply me with evidence to support your claims that my request was ‘Vexatious’, that my request is placing a ‘significant burden upon the FOI Unit, that my request was ‘designed to cause disruption and annoyance’, that my request had the ‘effect of harassing the FOI Unit’ and even that it was 'manifestly unreasonable and disproportionate;

When you first claimed my request was ‘Vexatious’ you had simply copied and pasted your reasons from a third party reply i.e. a Northumbria Police reply that they had added to one of their own requests.

You may already be aware that the ICO in england has issued a Decision Notice (Ref: FS50378155) against Northumbria Police. The ICO stated that that request was NOT ‘Vexatious’. The following is a link which includes the the full ICO Notice. Northumbria Police had been claiming that it too was ‘Vexatious’.
The ICO confirmed that it was NOT: http://www.scribd.com/doc/71155997/Decis...

I look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police - up to their old tricks yet again. Request relating to Martin McGartland requests to Northumbria Police is Upheld by Information Commissioner, see here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Strathclyde Police,

Can I please have your reply to my 1st November 2011 correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Mr McGartland,

In reponse to your email of 11 Nov 2011 04:27 sent from
[[FOI #84255 email]] it should be noted that
following the internal review response sent on 01 Nov 2011, which upheld
the original decision to mark this request as vexatious, the Force shall
no longer respond to questions relating to this request.

Secondly, the internal review response also included a review of the
matter raised in your email of 11 Nov 2011 05:07 sent from
[[email address]].

As stated in the internal review response:- "If, after receiving the
decision of the Panel, you are not satisfied, you are entitled to make an
application for decision to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn
Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife FY16 9DS, telephone number
01334 464610."

This therefore concludes the matters above and no further correspondence
will be entered into in their regard.

Regards                  

Douglas Cochrane
Head of Information & Administration Services

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

I will be making a complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner today concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police said FOI request relating to Martin McGartland attempted murder case was 'Vexatious'. The Information Commissioner has issued a Decision Notice against Sue Sim and Northumbria Police which states, 'The Commissioner finds that the force incorrectly applied section 14(1) to the request. He requires the public authority to respond to the request in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of the Act within 35
calendar days.' That complain was upheld by the Information-Commissioner, Decision Notice: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Scottish Information Commissioner concealing Martin McGartland's name and asks Strathclyde Police's Chief Constable to do same. The State Cover-up

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

I await your reply to this matter. You will not that you have to deal with this request; http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Martin McGartland - Strathclyde Police and Northumbria Police Conspiracy, their Lies, their Dirty Tricks and their Cover-up in the Martin McGartland attempted murder case: http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Keep up to date with the MI5, State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland cases:

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland#

The Strathclyde Police and Northumbria Police Conspiracy, their Lies, their dirty tricks, law breaking and Cover-up in the Martin McGartland attempted murder case:

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

Can you please confirm that you are dealing with this request.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Keep up to date with the MI5, State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland cases:

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland#

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

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Good afternoon

We have received correspondence from the Office of the Scottish of Information Commissioner and are currently considering your request. Please quote Ref No 0141/2012 in any further correspondence.

Thank you

Kind Regards, Nicola

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Nicola Blackwood
Analyst Researcher
Information Management
Freedom of Information
Telephone: 0141 435 1215 (704 1215)

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Ms Blackwood,

Ref No 0141/2012

You will be aware that the Commissioner requires; ‘Strathclyde Police to respond to Mr McGartland’s request for information in line with the requirements of Part 1 of FOISA, other than in terms of section 14(2), by Tuesday 10 April 2012.’ See Here: http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

Please can you ensure your reply is added to this page only. I am making this request because one of your officers got all confused with another request I made.

Regards,

Martin McGartland

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Ref No 0141/2012

The Commissioner ordered that Strathclyde
Police had to respond to my request for information in
line with the requirements of Part 1 of FOISA, other than in terms of section 14(2), by Tuesday 10 April 2012: http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

You have failed to do so. I am this evening making a complaint to the Commissioner's office.

Regards,

Martin McGartland

Mr McGartland

I note your concerns below, however, your request was responded to on
time and can be found at the following link as you requested. Inspector
Cuthbertson sent this on Tuesday 10th April 2012 on behalf of Andrew
McCulloch

http://www.scribd.com/opensearch?categor...
e=&uploaded_on=1week&paid=&query=mcgartland

Kind Regards
Colette McFarlane
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management (Freedom of Information), Force HQ, 173 Pitt
Street, Glasgow. G2 4JS

0141 435 1204
704-1204 - INT
0141 435 1218 - FAX

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

There is no reply on the above link. Moreover, you should have added the reply to this page and you will see from above that I asked you to do this. I have already made a complaint to the SICO. I will be asking them to investigate the issue of your adding replies to the incorrect pages in an attempt to conceal.

I would like you now to add the reply to this page as you are required to do. As it stands the reply is now 3 days late and I have still not read it.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Colette McFarlane,

2 Atodiad

Mr McGartland

As discussed there has been some confusion over where your response was
to be sent and we can only apologise for that. I am unaware as to why
you cannot view the response on scribd but this is obviously some sort
of I.T issue as we are able to view it. I have now attached the
response which was sent on 10 April.

Kind Regards
Colette McFarlane
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management (Freedom of Information), Force HQ, 173 Pitt
Street, Glasgow. G2 4JS

0141 435 1204
704-1204 - INT
0141 435 1218 - FAX

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a request for an Internal Review of this entire case. You have not dealt with this request properly nor have you released the non-exempt recorded information I have requested concerning this request. You are also continuing to cover-up and collude with Northumbria Police, Home Office, MI5 and others to cover-up my 1999 attempted murder. I maintain that I am entitled to such information.

Notwithstanding the above you claim in your reply that; "Each review pack comprises the following (you have listed 10 mixed documents), however, you will be aware that I requested;

" 1. All information concerning; "... the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without modification." Including full details of panel members and full details of all information evidence used by them when dealing with
that request.

2. You claim in your reply that; "I spoke with the member of staff who received your telephone call and I am satisfied that his recollection of the telephone call, supported by his colleagues sitting nearby, was that you were told that a response would be issued to you by 29 July; however, there was no confirmation that
any specific information would be provided to you." Please supply me with all information that you, Strathclyde Police have concerning this matter, including all correspondence and notes (including written notes) of all conversation/s that you claim to
have had with person I spoke to and also from those who you claim; ' ... supported by his colleagues sitting nearby ...'.

3. How many requests have been refused by Strathclyde Police on the grounds of Section 31 – National Security and Defence within the past 12 months?

4. How many cases/requests, regards no 3 above, were upheld by SIC?

5, How many cases/requests, regards no 3 and 4 above, were not upheld by the SIC.

6, Please supply all information concerning all contact between Strathclyde Police (its staff/officers)and Northumbria Police (its staff/officers) concerning any FOI requests I have made to Strathclyde Police."

You have not dealt with none of my 27th August 2011 request correctly. Please ensure that you deal with each numbered point correctly and let me know why you are refusing to supply the requested information. I also would like an explanation to each rather that you using (to cover-up) a blanket exemption (which is being used incorrectly to conceal) to unlawfully withhold non-exempt recorded information.

I would remind you that my request also included; "... full details of panel members and full details of all information evidence used by them when dealing with
that request."

You have not supplied me with full details of the panel members, as in their names, rank and or position within force (or other organisation).

Nor have you supplied me with full details of all of the 'information' and 'evidence' used when dealing with my request. I say this too is because of the above reasons and due to cover-up.

You also claim;

"meetings with those key stakeholders for purposes which include the exchange of views and provision of guidance in relation to the internal review of a Freedom of Information request. Such calls and meetings must be permitted to take place with candour and freedom and this can only occur with acceptance that their deliberations and advice provided or sought would not be released into the public domain.

By disclosing the above information (even un-redacted), it would inhibit substantially the future success of an internal review in respect of a Freedom of Information request which a public authority is obliged to conduct. Those panel members concerned may not wish to fully express judgment or indeed feel impinged given that their findings will or may be publicly
disclosed. The temperament and indeed setting of these reviews would thereafter be rigid with those concerned being less effusive or less candid – this would be contrary to, and counterproductive for any future meetings of this type. I consider that this would impair future reviews and that the interests of third parties and the effective running of the Force
would be mitigated in favour of a safe conclusion or finding by the panel."

This is poppycock. There is no reason at all why I nor the public should not be given details of the 'key stakeholders' involved in this case. The reason why you are withholding such information is because your being ordered to conceal and cover-up such information. This of course is unlawful under the FOIA. You even claim;
"By disclosing the above information (even un-redacted), it would inhibit substantially the future success of an internal review in respect of a Freedom of Information request which a public authority is obliged to conduct." This is a nonsense. The public have a right to know how such matters are dealt with. The public expect the police to be accountable.

You are also using incorrect exemptions in this matter. and you have also failed to shown how they are relevant in this case.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

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Good Morning

Please see the attached acknowledgement.

        

Regards

Lorna Grieve
Freedom of Information Officer
Strathclyde Police
Force Disclosure Unit
173 Pitt Street
Glasgow
G2 4JS
Tel No: 0141 435 1262
Fax No: 0141 435 1218
E-Mail: [email address]

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<<Review Letter to Applicant.pdf>>

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear INFO,

You say in your reply that:

"It is my understanding that the issues you have raised are:

'…this is a request for an Internal Review of this entire case. You have not dealt with this request properly nor have you released the non-exempt recorded information I have requested concerning this request. You are also continuing to cover-up and collude with
Northumbria Police, Home Office, MI5 and others to cover-up my 1999 attempted murder. I maintain that I am entitled to such information…"

Your 'understanding' is incorrect, I would refer you once again to my 13th April 2012 request for an Internal review and also my other correspondence as above. Please ensure that this entire case is properly reviewed and that it it dealt with correctly and also within the law.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Douglas Cochrane,

4 Atodiad

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Dear Mr McGartland

Please see attached the reponse to your request for a review of FOI
0141/2012- ("Review Response Letter")

        

The other attachments are referred to in the letter.

Yours sincerely

Douglas Cochrane
Head of Information & Administration Services
Strathclyde Police
Police Headquarters
173 Pitt Street
Glasgow G2 4JS

                          

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<<Review Response Letter.pdf>> <<FOI REQUEST - McGartland 0733 11.pdf>>
<<Response.pdf>> <<Review Log for applicant.pdf>>

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Douglas Cochrane,

You have still not dealt with this request correctly. I have made another complaint to the Commissioner this evening.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland