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26 July 2011 
 
 
 
Your Ref: 
 
 
 
 
Our Ref: 
0489/2011 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martin McGartland 
 
 
Force Disclosure Unit 
E-mail: request-77144-
Police Headquarters 
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
173 Pitt Street 
GLASGOW 
G2 4JS 
 
Tel: 0141 435 1262 
 
Fax: 0141 435 1218 
 
 
Dear Mr McGartland 
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER 0489/2011 
 
I refer to your request for information dated 21 June 2011, which was received by Strathclyde 
Police on that date.  Please accept my apologies for the short delay in responding.  
 
In terms of Section 18 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) 
Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information requested by 
you.  However, if the information was held by the Force, it would be considered exempt in 
terms of one or more of the exemptions detailed in Section 18 of the Act, which are listed 
below: 
 
•  Section 31 – National Security and Defence 
•  Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority 
•  Section 35 – Law Enforcement  
 
Section 18 of the Act also provides that there is no requirement on a public authority, when 
issuing a Refusal Notice in terms of Section 18, to state why the public interest in maintaining 
the exemption outweighs that in disclosure of the information; nor is there any requirement to 
state why the exemption applies in so far as that statement would disclose information which 
would itself be exempt information.  This should not, however, be taken as conclusive 
evidence that the information you have requested exists or does not exist.  
 
By way of further explanation, should the information you have requested exist, then it would 
be held by the force for the purpose of an investigation.  Furthermore, I would ask that you 
note that a disclosure of information under the Act is not simply a disclosure to the person 
that requests it; rather, it is a public disclosure.  As such, Strathclyde Police, in order to 
protect individuals who may be the subject of criminal investigations or prosecution, cannot, 
in the vast majority of circumstances, release information directly relating to criminal 
investigations, under the Act.   
    
 
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I hope this information is helpful, however, if you are not satisfied with the way that your 
request has been dealt with, you are entitled in the first instance to request a review of the 
decision made by the force.  Should you wish to request such a review, please write to the 
Disclosure Manager within 40 working days of receiving this letter.  
 
If, after having been informed of the Review Panel’s decision, you are still not satisfied then 
you are entitled to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months for a 
decision.  The Commissioner can be contacted the Office of the Scottish Information 
Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, 
Telephone: 01334 464610. 
 
Should you require any further assistance concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to 
contact me directly on 0141 435 1262, quoting the reference number given. 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
 
Lorna Grieve 
Freedom of Information Officer 
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