Dear Warwickshire Police,
Is the following sentence or anything phrase with the same intent used in your responses to Subject Access Requests :
"It is not necessary for [force name] police to provide information where you already possess the information therefore copies of letters/emails/documents you have sent are not supplied, nor is any documentation that you have already been in receipt of."
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Dear Mr Waller
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 342-2021
I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 18th June 2021
Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).
We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days as stipulated by the Act. Every effort will be made to meet our statutory timescales for responding.
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make payment then your request will be withdrawn.
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Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact the Freedom of Information Unit using the details below and quoting the reference number above.
Emma Ball | Information Compliance and Freedom of Information Supervisor
Information Compliance and Disclosure | Warwickshire Police | PO Box 4, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire,CV35 7QB| | [email address]
Dear Paul Waller
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 542-2021
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 18the June 2021 as follows:
Is the following sentence or anything phrase with the same intent used in
your responses to Subject Access Requests:
"It is not necessary for [force name] police to provide information where
you already possess the information therefore copies of
letters/emails/documents you have sent are not supplied, nor is any
documentation that you have already been in receipt of."
Please find the Warwickshire Police response set out below.
Response: Yes, Warwickshire Police do use such wording in responses to
Subject Access Requests if it is relevant and appropriate to do so,
depending on the specific request and the response being issued.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or email the Freedom of Information Unit quoting the reference number
Freedom of Information Officer
Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 4
Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, Warwickshire
Police, Leek Wootton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 7QA.
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(WP) to review their decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
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decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WP
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access
to information, you can lodge a complaint with WP to have the decision
reviewed. WP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20
working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information
request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:
Freedom Of Information Unit
PO Box 4
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In all possible circumstances, WP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
If after lodging a complaint with WP you are still dissatisfied with the
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for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
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please visit their website. Alternatively, you can contact the ICO in
writing or via phone:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)
Fax: 01625 524 510
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