Tax Payer's money wasted.

diane taylor made this Freedom of Information 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.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Police Service of Northern Ireland fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Could you please advise me of the amount of Tax Payer's money wasted on a case that should have never been before the courts, according to the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland.

This was a petty neighbourhood dispute and police time and tax payer's money was wasted on this case from June 2006 until Jan 2009.

Please also inform me of any similar cases that were brought before the courts, regards to neighbourhood disputes and the amount of tax payer's money wasted on these cases.

Yours faithfully,

Diane Taylor

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

January 12, 2012

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated January 11, 2012 which was received by the The Police Service of Northern Ireland on January 11, 2012. I note you seek access to the following information:

"Could you please advise me of the amount of Tax Payer's money wasted on a case that should have never been before the courts, according to the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland.

This was a petty neighbourhood dispute and police time and tax payer's money was wasted on this case from June 2006 until Jan 2009.

Please also inform me of any similar cases that were brought before the courts, regards to neighbourhood disputes and the amount of tax payer's money wasted on these cases."

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

1. Please provide details of the specific case you are interested in.

2. Please advise what exactly you wish to be informed of in relation to "similar cases brought before the courts". Do you require the number of similar cases and the total cost of police time spent on them? Please specify a time frame eg "similar cases brought before the courts over the last 6 months".

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

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I have sent the relevant questions to The Psni Headquarters, Knock Road , Belfast.

Yours faithfully,

Diane Taylor

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

February 24, 2012

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated January 11, 2012 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on January 11, 2012. I note you seek access to the following information:

Neighbourhood Disputes

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

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Police Service of Northern Ireland

1 Atodiad

February 24, 2012

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated January 11, 2012 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on January 11, 2012. I note you seek access to the following information:

Neighbourhood Disputes

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

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir