Mr Scott Monaghan - Northumbria Police Authority legal action/case

Martin McGartland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police Authority

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 Northumbria Police Authority.

Dear Northumbria Police Authority,

Under the FOIA 2000 and also all other rights of access I am
requesting all recorded information help by Northumbria Police Authority concerning the above case, including the following;

1. Please supply all recorded information concerning what steps NPA have taken to recover legal costs from Mr Monaghan and/or his insurers.

2. Please supply a detailed breakdown of the total costs to NPA, taxpayer relating to above case/action.

3. Please supply full details of amount/s that have been recovered from Mr Monaghan and/or his insurers.

4. Has any of the outstanding monies been written off by NPA (for whatever reason). If so, please supply full details and reasons for same.

5. Please supply all recorded information (including written notes, minutes of meetings etc) concerning the outstanding legal costs and/or the recovery of those costs. Please also include dates of such meeting and details of those within NPA involved.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

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Richard Hall (Chief Executives), Northumbria Police Authority

My Ref: CC30997                                 Your Ref: Date:        
                08/12/2011

Dear Mr McGartland

Subject: Freedom of Information - Chief Executive Office - Service
Improvement

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 for records held by this department/office.

Acknowledgement

Your request dated 7 December was received by this department on 7
December 2011. The officer handling your request is Richard Hall. He may
be contacted by telephone on number 0191 433 2094 should you have any
questions or concerns about your request.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20
working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to
receive your decision by 9 January 2012.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act,
which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than
the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will
promptly advise you in writing.

Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call
the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have
arisen.

Non reply by us deemed to be a refusal.

If you have not heard from us once the allotted time has expired, you are
automatically entitled to appeal to this department for a review of the
matter. This review is a full and new examination of the matter, and is
carried out by a more senior member of staff of this department.

In the event that you need to make such an appeal, you can do so by
writing to Richard Hall of this department at the address given below. You
should state that you are appealing because an initial decision was not
sent to you within the time permitted. In that event, you would normally
have 40 days (after the original decision should have been sent to you) in
which time to make the appeal.

Yours sincerely

Richard
Richard Hall
Policy Team
Northumbria Police Authority
[1]www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

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References

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1. file://www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

Ref: CC30997

Dear Mt Hall,

I have sent the following link for your information; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mr...

Can you also include the following to this request;

6. All recorded information held by NPA concerning all FOI requests made by the Evening Chronicle (its staff) relating to the Scott Monaghan -v- Northumbria Police case (including costs of case).

Kind regards

Martin McGartland

Richard Hall (Chief Executives), Northumbria Police Authority

Hi,
I will be out of the office until Monday 12th December. I will respond to
any emails when I return.
Regards
Richard

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CS Enquiries.NPA, Northumbria Police Authority

My Ref: CC30997



Date: 12 December 2011

Dear Mr McGartland

Subject: Freedom of Information - Chief Executive Office - Service
Improvement

Further to your letter dated 7 December 2011.

We do not hold the information you require. We believe Northumbria
Police holds the information. Your request should therefore be submitted
to them.

You can contact them by email to [email address].
or in writing to:

Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

If you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter please
contact me on the number below.

Regards
Richard

Richard Hall
Policy Team
Northumbria Police Authority
Direct Tel: 0191 433 2094
Email: [email address]
www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

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Dear Mr Hall,

Thank you for your reply of today. You informed me in your reply that;

“We do not hold the information you require. We believe Northumbria Police holds the information. Your request should therefore be submitted to them.”

You will note that the attached link confirms that NPA will indeed have the requested information i.e. the news report included following;

“NPA insurers are only likely to be able to recover pounds 50,000 from Monaghan, who is said to be broke. There would therefore be a pounds 150,000 shortfall (even though the NPA still intends to actively pursue Monaghan to retrieve the cash. Maureen Kesteven, deputy clerk and solicitor to the authority, said: "If people sue the police force, we have no option but to defend it if we believe the claim is not well-founded. "In this case, the Judge's decision has totally vindicated our decision to defend this case. The Judge also ordered Mr Monaghan to pay our costs. "We are well aware of Mr Monaghan's financial circumstances ( however, we are committed to recovering as much of our legal costs as we possibly can, and we are already taking steps to do so."

Link here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75497186/IRA-T...

My request relates to the case that NPA (Maureen Kesteven) dealt with and even spoke to the media about.

I would be obliged if you would now deal with this request.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

CS Enquiries.NPA, Northumbria Police Authority

Dear Mr McGartland,
Thank you for your email of 12 December 2011.

Although Mrs. Kesteven gave a press statement on behalf of Northumbria
Police Authority, the litigation itself was conducted by the Force
Solicitor. Therefore, as indicated previously, I suggest you approach
Northumbria Police for the information you seek.

You can contact them by writing to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

If you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter please
contact me on the number below.

Regards
Richard

Richard Hall
Policy Team
Northumbria Police Authority
Direct Tel: 0191 433 2094
Email: [email address]
www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

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Hi Richard,

You say; "Although Mrs. Kesteven gave a press statement on behalf of Northumbria Police Authority, the litigation itself was conducted by the Force
Solicitor."

However, you will be well aware that Mrs Kesteven did more that give a statement to the press. She confirmed that NPA insurers were dealing with the request and that NPA would now be taking action to recover the outstanding costs. Did she just make this up?

I must ask yes to you to deal with the request. Moreover, can yoiu also anwer the following;

(a) Are you saying that NPA had nothing at all to do with this matter?

(b) Are you also saying that NPA do not hold any recorded information about this matter?

(c) If the answer to (b) above is yes, please tell me where the information is, why it is no longer with NPA?

(d) Can you also confirm if NPA has made any attempt to recover the outstanding costs since the 2006 case. If not, can you please explain why not?

(e) Given what NPA are now claiming is it fair for me to say that NPA have simply written-off between £150,000 and £200,000 of taxpayers money in this case?

(f) Was this matter dealt with by NPA's insurers?

Please deal with this request. This request has been made to NPA given above.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police Authority,

You will be aware that by law this request should have been dealt with within 20 working days. Can I please have your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Richard,

I first made the request on 7th December 2011, almost 2 months ago.

Can you please reply to my 16th December 2011 and 7th January 2012 correspondence. NPA have already breached the FOIA in a number of ways regarding this request.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

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Dear CS Enquiries.NPA,

Will you please answer this request, also answer my 16th December 2011 rely as follows;

You say; "Although Mrs. Kesteven gave a press statement on behalf of Northumbria Police Authority, the litigation itself was conducted by the Force Solicitor."

However, you will be well aware that Mrs Kesteven did more that give a statement to the press. She confirmed that NPA insurers were dealing with the request and that NPA would now be taking action to recover the outstanding costs. Did she just make this up?

I must ask yes to you to deal with the request. Moreover, can you also anwer the following;

(a) Are you saying that NPA had nothing at all to do with this matter?

(b) Are you also saying that NPA do not hold any recorded information about this matter?

(c) If the answer to (b) above is yes, please tell me where the information is, why it is no longer with NPA?

(d) Can you also confirm if NPA has made any attempt to recover the outstanding costs since the 2006 case. If not, can you please explain why not?

(e) Given what NPA are now claiming is it fair for me to say that NPA have simply written-off between £150,000 and £200,000 of taxpayers money in this case?

(f) Was this matter dealt with by NPA's insurers?

NPA should have dealt with this request within 20 working days. Can I please have your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

CS Enquiries.NPA, Northumbria Police Authority

Mr McGartland,

Thank you for your email of 1 February 2012.

As stated previously on the 12th December 2011 and on the 16th December 2011, Northumbria Police Authority does not hold this information.

Northumbria Police may hold this information. You may contact them by submitting your request to [email address] or in writing to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

As Northumbria Police Authority has now informed you on three separate occasions that we do not hold the information requested, any further request for this information will be treated as vexatious in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Regards
Richard

Richard Hall
Policy Team
Northumbria Police Authority
Direct Tel: 0191 433 2094
Email: [email address]
www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

Richard Hall
Policy Team
Northumbria Police Authority
Direct Tel: 0191 433 2094
Email: [email address]
www.northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

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Hi Mr Hall,

Thank you for the reply. You have informed me that; "As stated previously on the 12th December 2011 and on the 16th December 2011, Northumbria Police Authority does not hold this information." However, given the above news reports it is very clear that NPA were dealing with (or at least involved in) this matter.

Can you please confirm following;

1. Are you saying that NPA have have never had dealings with this matter?

2. If NPA have been involved please detail their involvement in the case.

3. Why were NPA speaking with the press regards this matter, why where NPA making claims and also public statements that they were taking action to recover costs in the case?

4. Have NPA passed any information, documents to NP and or any other parties relating to this case during past 6 years? If so, who to, when, for what reason. Please list said information and documents.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Dear CS Enquiries.NPA,

Can I please have a reply to my 14th Feb 2012 correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

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Martin McGartland

Dear CS Enquiries.NPA,

Can you please answer my request;

1. Are you saying that NPA have have never had dealings with this matter?

2. If NPA have been involved please detail their involvement in the case.

3. Why were NPA speaking with the press regards this matter, why where NPA making claims and also public statements that they were taking action to recover costs in the case?

4. Have NPA passed any information, documents to NP and or any other parties relating to this case during past 6 years? If so, who to, when, for what reason. Please list said information and documents.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

Get more info on the Martin McGartland case and the State Cover-up;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ7zsUJYE...

http://www.youtube.com/user/dufferpad

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk