PSNI's staff confidentiality agreements and related disciplinary actions

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.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I would like to request the following information about
PSNI's staff confidentiality agreements and related
disciplinary actions:

1. Copies of all confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by. Please include any non-standard clauses which apply to particular groups of staff, or individuals. I am expecting the release of any relevant standard clauses contained within employment contracts as well as relevant policies such as your whistle-blowing policy, and any rules guiding
staff participation in online discussion, blogging and social networking sites.

2. The number of times PSNI staff members have faced disciplinary actions or proceedings as a result of breaching these confidentiality agreements, policies and clauses.

3. A listing of these disciplinary actions broken down by the date and type of disciplinary action taken (eg verbal warning, demotion, loss of benefit, etc)

4. The number of PSNI staff that have been dismissed as a result of breaching or infringing confidentiality agreements.

5. Of those i) disciplined and ii) dismissed - How many had a defence of whistleblowing?

I would like this data annually for most recent three year period (either calendar or financial depending on how you record such data).

With respect to PSNI policies clauses and agreements only those that are currently in-force are being requested.

I would like to clarify that I am only seeking policies etc.
relating to the staff-employer relationship ie. the rules staff agree to follow as individuals.

If one part of this request can be answered sooner than others, please supply that information while you are dealing with the rest.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

August 5, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated August 4, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on August 4, 2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

Confidentiality Agreements

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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Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

THE HMG COVER-UP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtCYswQk... On the 8th of August 1991 I was kidnapped by two convicted IRA terrorists, Jim McCarthy (CRJ); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-McCar... and Paul 'Chico' Hamilton; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Chic... and held at gun-point, I escaped by jumping from the flat window. However, for the past 20 years the PSNI (and RUC), PPS, MI5 and other organs of HMG have been protecting both men. The PPS and the PSNI continue to this day to cover-up my kidnapping, as above request shows. Here is more info on same: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSNI-PPS-...
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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-02618
September 2, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated August 4, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on August 4, 2011 concerning:

Confidentiality Agreements

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 September 16, 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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Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

You claim;

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

However, you have not given me reason/s for such a delay. Can you please write to me and explain the reason/s for this delay.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-02618
September 15, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I refer to your request for information dated August 4, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on August 4, 2011 concerning:

Confidentiality Agreements

Please find attached response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

'Vexatious' ? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo, more like lies, lies and more lies added to cover-up and dirty tricks; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNFhRJ1zs...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

First thing I have to say is, what a difference it makes when the ICO become involved in a case (my case)
It is like dealing with a new police force ... there has been no more lies, i.e, the silly claims that this is 'Vexatious' and so is that. The 'Vexatious' lie was was of course simply included, used by you, PSNI (others) to cover-up wrongdoing by PSNI. It is also good to see that PSNI have stopped copying and pasting other peoples (Northumbria Polces's) wild and untrue 'Vexatious' notices.

I woud like the PSNI to carry out a review of this request. I am not at all happy with the reply. Why did you, PSNI keep me waiting so long only to claim (out of time)that my request was over the cost limit?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-02618
September 19, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 16th September 2011 requesting that Police Service of Northern Ireland review its response to your request for information concerning:

Confidentiality Agreements

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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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McGartland

I write in connection with your request for an internal review regarding access to information about PSNI's staff confidentiality agreements and related disciplinary actions. The review has been completed and please find attached response.

Regards

Paul Cleland
PSNI Data Protection Officer
PSNI HQ
Brooklyn

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Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

The PSNI have still not dealt with this request correctly. The PSNI also appear to be ignoring ICO guidance while dealing with this request. Moreover, I note that the PSNI have not supplied me with any information at all relating to my request.

Please will you now supply me with as much of the requested information as you can i.e. within the £450.00 cost limit.

You also claim in your reply of today that; "The short delay in providing the final response was due to the PSNI Central FOI Unit awaiting responses from the Districts and Departments before making a decision. I am satisfied this was appropriate and carefully considered."

Could the PSNI not have sent me an update sooner to make me aware there was going to be a delay and also to explain the reason/s for same?

Please supply me with all documents and other information concerning above i.e. all correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response'. You can deal with the above as a new request if you are not willing to release the requested information under this request. Please also include all written notes that will have been created while dealing with this request as well as all correspondence, other documents, emails, telephone notes/records etc.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland

I acknowledge receipt of your email below with regard to your request F-2011-02618.

I note you have asked that the PSNI "now supply me with as much of the requested information as you can i.e. within the £450.00 cost limit." and can advise that as both the original response and the response to review request have stated the cost of complying would exceed the approprite limit we do not supply a response up to the limit.

The reasoning behind why the cost is exceeded has been explained and you have been advised that you are entitled to submit a refined request which will be considered to establish if it could be completed within the appropriate limit. Unfortunately it is not simply a case of supplying information up to the limit.

If you still remain unhappy as to how your request has been handled and the review response issued you may wish to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

With regard to your request for "Please supply me with all documents and other information concerning above i.e. all correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their'final response'. You can deal with the above as a new request if you are not willing to release the requested information under this request. Please also include all written notes that will have been created while dealing with this request as well as all
correspondence, other documents, emails, telephone notes/records etc." I can advise that this will be logged as a new request and an acknowledgement issued when the request has been allocated.

PSNI FOI Team
Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

October 26, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 25, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on October 25, 2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' with regard to F-2011-02618

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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Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I do not accept that the requested information is outside the cost limit. I un derstand that all police forces record such information i.e. such as that which I have requested. I will of course be making a complaint to the ICO concerning the way in which this request has been dealt with. However, I have now refined my request as follows;

1. Copies of all confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by. Please include any non-standard clauses which apply to particular groups of staff, or individuals. I am expecting the release of any relevant standard
clauses contained within employment contracts as well as relevant policies such as your whistle-blowing policy, and any rules guiding staff participation in online discussion, blogging and social networking sites.

2. The number of times PSNI staff members have faced disciplinary actions or proceedings as a result of breaching these confidentiality agreements, policies and clauses.

Thank you for confirming that the following request is being dealt with as a new request: "Please supply me with all documents and other information concerning above i.e. all correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their'final response'. You can deal with the above as a new request if you are not willing to release the requested information under this request. Please also include all written notes that will have been created while dealing with this request as well as all correspondence, other documents, emails, telephone notes/records etc."

Please can you ensure that the new request is dealt with on this page.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

October 27, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 26, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on October 26, 2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

However, I have now refined my request as follows;

1. Copies of all confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by. Please include any non-standard clauses which apply to particular groups of staff, or individuals. I am expecting the release of any relevant standard clauses contained within employment contracts as well as relevant policies such as your whistle-blowing policy, and any rules guiding staff participation in online discussion, blogging and social networking sites.

2. The number of times PSNI staff members have faced disciplinary actions or proceedings as a result of breaching theseconfidentiality agreements, policies and clauses.

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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Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

October 27, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 26, 2011 which was received by the The Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 26, 2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

Confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by.

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland to meet your request could you please provide further clarification on the following .

2. The number of times PSNI staff members have faced disciplinary actions or proceedings as a result of breaching these confidentiality agreements, policies and clauses.

Can you please advise of a timescale with regard to Question 2 ?

You should be aware that the 20 day legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped until we receive clarification of your request.

Please send clarification of your request by writing to Freedom of Information Team, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE or by email to [email address]. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss your request or have any additional queries you can contact me on 028 9070 0164.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I can confirm that I would like the requested information to include the past 12 months.

Thank you.

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

November 8, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 26, 2011 which was received by the The Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 26, 2011. I note you seek access to the following information:

Confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by.

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland to meet your request could you please provide further clarification on the following .

In an attempt to try and retrieve as much information I have been asked by Human Resources if you could be any more specific with regard to the employment contracts you refer to. You state "I am expecting the release of any relevant standard clauses contained within employment contracts" and it would be helpful if you had specific contracts in mind.

You should be aware that the 20 day legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped until we receive clarification of your request.

Please send clarification of your request by writing to Freedom of Information Team, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE or by email to [email address]. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss your request or have any additional queries you can contact me on 028 9070 0164.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am requesting 'Confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that PSNI staff are required to abide by.'

This request relates to Police officers and also others such as persons within your FOIA/DPA team/unit etc.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03628
November 23, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 25, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 25, 2011 concerning:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' with regard to F-2011-02618

I regret to inform you the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have not been able to respond to your request within the statutory timescale. In order to respond to your original request all districts and departments were contacted within the PSNI and this created a large amount of records and emails which have to be assesed when responding to this request (F-2011-03628).

I can now advise you that I hope to have a response to you by December 9, 2011 or sooner if possible. 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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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Thank you for the update. I will await your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03638
November 28, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 26, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 26, 2011 concerning:

Confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by.

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 can now advise you that I hope to have a response to you by December 9, 2011 or sooner if possible. 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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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Thank you for the update.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03638
December 01, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I refer to your request for information dated October 26, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 26, 2011 concerning:

Confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request. I have now attached the response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

Read all about the State cover-up in the Martin McGartland cases; http://www.scribd.com/marty_mcgartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

This is a 'refined' request. Please supply me with all of the requested information relating to your department i.e the PSNI FOI and DPA unit. Please ensure you include all recorded information relating to ALL staff members.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland

Thank you for your email below. Before I log this can you confirm this is being submitted as a refined request.

Could you please also confirm the information that re seeking with regard to the PSNI FOI and DPA unit as you mention all recorded information relating to ALL staff members.

A more specific description of what is being asked for will assist in any searches carried out regarding your request.

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-2011-03628
December 02, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated October 25, 2011 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 25, 2011 concerning:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' with regard to F-2011-02618

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request. I have now attached the response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

How can the PSNI claim that my asking for the following information can be regarded as personal information;

I would like to request the following information about
PSNI's staff confidentiality agreements and related
disciplinary actions:

1. Copies of all confidentiality clauses, agreements or policies that staff are required to abide by. Please include any non-standard clauses which apply to particular groups of staff, or individuals. I am expecting the release of any relevant standard clauses contained within employment contracts as well as relevant policies such as your whistle-blowing policy, and any rules guiding staff participation in online discussion, blogging and social networking sites.

2. The number of times PSNI staff members have faced disciplinary actions or proceedings as a result of breaching these confidentiality agreements, policies and clauses.

3. A listing of these disciplinary actions broken down by the date and type of disciplinary action taken (eg verbal warning, demotion, loss of benefit, etc)

4. The number of PSNI staff that have been dismissed as a result of breaching or infringing confidentiality agreements.

5. Of those i) disciplined and ii) dismissed - How many had a defence of whistleblowing?

I am now requesting that the PSNI supply me with detailed reason/s and also explanation for why they believe each of the above requests (1-5) is a request for personal information. I am requesting the PSNI's reason/s and explanation to my requests 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. I am requesting above reason/s and explanation under FOIA 2000 'Duty to provide advice and assistance'

Are the PSNI stating that none of my about 5 requests falls under the FOIA 2000. If so, I am requesting above reason/s and explanation (1 - 5) under FOIA 2000 'Duty to provide advice and assistance' please explain their reasons for same.

I will be making a further complaint to the ICO if the PSNI do not deal with this request within the law and correctly. I have informed you that the request now relates to all recorded in formation (1 - 5) relating to the PSNI's FOI and DPA department/s.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland

With regard to your email below I can advise that the 5 questions you have supplied below had already been answered in your request F-2011-02618.

You then submitted a request F-2011-03628 asking for "all correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' " in relation to request F-2011-02618.

This amounted to all the correspondence we held with regard to your request F-2011-02618 and this was logged as F-2011-03628. As the information was in relation to your request this is the reason why the response provided advised you to apply through Subject Access (the information related to you ie. Your request)

The 5 questions have infact been answered under the Act in request F-2011-02618.

I hope this assists and provides some clarity on this matter

Yours sincerely,



Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

How is such information, "all correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' " in relation to request F-2011-02618." regarded as my personal information?

The information I requested was that which was generated by your office, FOI staff who dealt with this request i.e. they will of course have generated information, document, emails, written notes, telephone notes and records and also other correspondence. This recorded information should now be released.

Such information would fall under the FOIA, it can not be regarded as my personal information. Please dealt with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland

The reasons why the information requested is regarded as your personal information have been illustrated in the response issued to you with regard to the request F-2011-03628.

This request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act and has been responded too and there is nothing further that I can add to this.

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 now am requesting an internal review, however, I am requesting that the PSNI spell out in their reply how they regard each of my above numbered requests as being my 'personal information'. You contine to refuse to supply me with explanation on same. Please will you now do so.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject: F-2011-03628
December 6, 2011

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 5th December 2011 requesting that Police Service of Northern Ireland review its response to your request for information concerning:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' with regard to F-2011-02618

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

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

In your 6 Dec 2011 reply you included; "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." However, I have still not heard from you. Can you please let me have your re[ply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

Keep up to date with the State, MI5 (Security Service) cover-up in the Martin McGartland cases:

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

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Subject:F-2011-03628
May 8, 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 October 25, 2011 concerning:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit including copy of their 'final response' with regard to F-2011-02618

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Can you please supply me with an explanation as to why it has taken the PSNI over 6 months to deal with my request for an internal review?
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I note from the documents that you have released that you already had much of the requested information before I requested an internal review.

It is very concerning that the PSNI have not released all of the recorded (non exempt) information that I requested. Moreover, the PSNI have still not dealt with my request correctly.

The PSNI have also excessively redacted some of the documents, which I say is also unlawful. They have also withheld other documents and information I requested. These documents must be immediately released without the redaction's

I will be making a further complaint to the ICO about the above unless the PSNI deal with the above issues and release all of the recorded (non exempt) information I requested.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland,

I would like to advise you that there has been a considerable delay with PSNI's internal reviews and I apologise again for the delay in processing your request for review.

Internal reviews must be carried out by an independent member of staff who has had no previous involvement in the processing of your request.

The PSNI's FOI review process has been delayed owing to the loss of our independent internal reviewer.

Alternative arrangements have now been put in place, and Legal Services are assisting in carrying out the outstanding FOI reviews.

The PSNI are satisified that the redactions are properly made under the FOIA 2000. If you remain dissatisfied with your response then you may complain to the ICO as advised in our correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Martin McGartland

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

You claim; "The PSNI are satisified that the redactions are properly made under the FOIA 2000."

This is not at all surprising as it is clear to me that the PSNI are redacting recorded information for reasons of embarrassment rather than because it is exempt.

The reason given for the long delay in dealing with review/s is far from satisfactory and it seems more to do with incompetence and also poor management within your department. The FOIA is very clear when dealing with requests and reviews.

I have now made a complaint to the ICO concerning this matter on the grounds given in my above correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

November 22, 2012

Dear Mr. McGartland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request Number F-2011-03628:

All correspondence, written notes and records to and from the PSNI's Central FOI Unit, including copy of their ' final response' with regard to F-2011-02618.

PSNI has discussed this matter further with the Information Commissioner's Office and subsequently agreed to release to you the job titles of those individuals that were involved in facilitating the processing of this Freedom of Information request.

I trust this will be of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please open latest PDF and you will see that it is very difficult to read. I would like a proper (readable) reply by return.

I also want a detailed explanation as to why it has taken you more than a further 6 months to send me this reply.

Complaint

I want to make a complaint about the way in which this request has been dealt with, the delay in dealing with it, the failure to deal with it correctly or within the law, failure to keep me updated on this request. Please ensure that this complaint is now fully investigated and a reply, your finding sent via this page.

Please confirm that your dealing with above.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McGartland

Thank you for your e-mail of 29 November 2012.

I am sorry that the PDF document was difficult to read, we have been informed by technicians that this problem lies with the recipients computer software not being compatible. The PDF document has now been enclosed in this e-mail instead of an attachment and I trust it will solve the problem.

Your complaint regarding this request is currently being dealt with by the Information Commissioner's Office and I am copying your e-mail and this response to them for their information.

JOB SENIORITY / DECISION MAKING (1)

EO11

FOI Team

EO11

FOI Team

email Districts Z

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

District

Specific Point of Contact (SPOC)

Staff Officer

Business Manager

Commander

CC'd For information

zHR FOI

SPOC

zOSD Staff

SPOC

zOps Reg

SPOC

zFSS Secretariat

SPOC

EO1, zFOICrimeOps

SPOC

zCrime, Just Sec

SPOC

zPSD

SPOC

Admin Officer, H District

None

EO11, H District

None

Staff Officer, B District

None

EO11, B District

None

EO11, C District

None

District HR Manager, (Retired)

None

Inspector, C District

None

EO11, Historical Enq Team

None

EO11, Personnel

None

EO1

FOI

EO1

zFOICrimeOps

SPOC

Staff Officer, Crime Ops HR

SPOC

JOB SENIORITY / DECISION MAKING (2)

Head Crime, Ops HR

None

EO1, Organised Crime

SPOC

D/Sgt, Serious Crime

SPOC

D/Sgt, Crime Ops

SPOC

D/Sgt, Crime Ops

SPOC

Admin Officer, Crime Ops

SPOC

Heads of Branch, Crime Operations

CC'd for information

EO1, HR E District

None

Admin officer, E District

None

Personal Secretary, E District

None

EO11, F District

None

Con, G District

None

Staff Officer, F District HR

None

EO11, F District

None

Admin Officer, HR Secretariat

None

EO11, Personnel

None

EO1, Diversity

None

Deputy Principal, Diversity

None

Deputy Principal, Personnel

None

Principal, Reward & Relations

None

EO1, Recognition

None

Occupational Psychologist

None

Deputy Principal, Job Evaluation

None

EO11, HR Records

None

Deputy Principal, Resourcing

None

JOB SENIORITY / DECISION MAKING (3)

EO1, Diversity

None

EO11, Selection

None

Sergeant (SO), G District

None

Con (SO), D District

None

Personal Secretary, Finance & Support

None

Staff Officer, HR Finance & Support

None

Deputy Principal, Internal Communications

None

EO11, People Development

None

Staff Office, HR OSD

None

EO1, Personnel

None

EO11, HR OSD

None

Sergeant, Public Protection

None

Deputy Principal, People Development

None

EO11, FOI

None

ACPO Central Referral Team

None

Sergeant FOI (retired)

None

Deputy Principal, Media Manager

None

zCommSec

None

Inspector, Command Secretariat

None

Regards
Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

In my 29th November 2012 reply I included a Complaint as follows;

"Complaint I want to make a complaint about the way in which this request has been dealt with, the delay in dealing with it, the failure to deal with it correctly or within the law, failure to keep me updated on this request. Please ensure that this complaint is now fully
investigated and a reply, your finding sent via this page. Please confirm that your dealing with above."

You have still not confirmed that you are dealing with that complaint. Can you confirm that you are now doing so?

I await your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland

As stated previously your complaint regarding this request is currently being dealt with by the Information Commissioners Office.

Your further complaint as detailed in your email of 10th December 2012 is hereby forwarded to the ICO for consideration.

Yours faithfully

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Can you please supply me a full update on above matter/s and also my complaint.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Dear Mr McGartland,

This complaint is being investigated by the Information Commissioner's Office and you will need to contact them for any update in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Mr Gordon Reid
Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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...