Carmarthenshire County Council investigation

caebrwyn made this Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire Constabulary

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The request was refused by Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

I am requesting information regarding the recently concluded criminal investigation by Gloucestershire Police into Carmarthenshire County Council following the publication of two Wales Audit Office reports published in January.

I am specifically requesting;
1. The final report following the conclusion of the investigation
2. A list of any persons interviewed, and /or job titles, and whether any of these were interviewed under caution
3. Whether or not the CPS were involved and if so, any relevant correspondence.
4. Correspondence between Gloucestershire Constabulary and Carmarthenshire County Council
5. A list, or summary, of all documents in either paper or electronic form which formed part of the investigation.

Please advise me if you require further clarification of this request,
Please contact me via this site if you would prefer to respond by email or by post and I will forward my details to your email address.

I would be grateful for a brief acknowledgement of this request

Thank you,

Jacqui Thompson
Llanwrda
Carmarthenshire

Dear Ms Thompson

Enquiry Ref : 2014.5454

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry, which we received on 13/05/2014,
requesting information concerning:

1. The final report following the conclusion of the investigation

2. A list of any persons interviewed, and /or job titles, and whether any
of these were interviewed under caution

3. Whether or not the CPS were involved and if so, any relevant
correspondence.

4. Correspondence between Gloucestershire Constabulary and Carmarthenshire
County Council

5. A list, or summary, of all documents in either paper or electronic form
which formed part of the investigation.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act, it will be our aim to
respond to your request by 11/06/2014. However, it may be that we need to
seek further clarification or information from you. This will add to the
time in which we are allowed to respond to your request, of which you will
be advised, together with the likely timescale within which the response
will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss G Richards

Disclosure Officer

 

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Dear Ms Thompson

 

Please find attached the response relating to FOI Request 2014.5454.

Yours sincerely

Miss G Richards

 

G Richards

Disclosure Officer

Information Disclosure / Information Assurance

Gloucestershire Constabulary

 

1 Waterwells Drive | Quedgeley | Gloucester | GL2 2AN

Tel – 01452 754304 | Force Control Room - 101

[1]www.gloucestershire.police.uk 

[2]Twitter page  

[3]Facebook page

 

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Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Gloucestershire Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Carmarthenshire County Council investigation'.

Points 1 and 5 were considered to be exempt from disclosure. As I said in my request I would have been satisfied with a list of individual documents rather than the documents themselves. I would like you to review your decision and reconsider whether any/all disclosure is possible either in full or as a list.

As the investigation has concluded and no criminal findings were made, please also review your decision not to disclose the final report.

With reference to my whole request, this investigation involved two public bodies and I would like to add that transparency is of the utmost importance.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Jacqui Thompson

Dear Miss Richards,

Please could you briefly acknowledge my request for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Jacqui Thompson

Dear Ms Thompson
 
Thank you for your email.
 
I can confirm receipt of your request for an internal review of FOI
Request 2014.5454. Your request has been passed to my colleague who will
contact you directly.
 
Yours sincerely
Miss G Richards
 
 
G Richards
Disclosure
Officer                                                                              
Information Disclosure / Information Assurance
Gloucestershire Constabulary
 
1 Waterwells Drive | Quedgeley | Gloucester | GL2 2AN
Telephone – 01452 754304 | Force Control Room - 101    
[1]www.gloucestershire.police.uk
[2]Twitter page
[3]Facebook page
 

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Dear FOI Officer,

Could you kindly provide me with an update regarding the progress of this review and also a timescale for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Jacqui Thompson

Dear FOI Officer,

As it has been two months since my request for an internal review, could I please have an update as to your progress and a timescale for your response.

Thank you,

Jacqui Thompson

Dear Ms Thompson

Thank you for your email.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you, your request is in process and we will have a response out to you as soon as possible, unfortunately we have been experiencing a considerable increase in workloads.

In the meantime if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me

Many thanks
Anna

Anna Pressman
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Data Protection Officer
Information Disclosure/Information Assurance
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Police Headquarters|No.1 Waterwells|Quedgeley|GL2 2AN
Personal - 01452 75 2281 Group - 01452 75 4304 Force Control Room - 101
www.gloucestershire.police.uk

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Dear Ms Pressman,

Thank you for your update dated 18th August. The ICO Good Practice guidance states that a review should take no longer than 6 weeks.
Please could you provide a response or at least an additional update as to your progress,

Thank you,

Jacqui Thompson

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Dear Ms Thompson

 

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review.

 

We apologise for the delay in providing you with this response.

 

Regards.

 

Mrs J Steedman

Disclosure Officer

Information Assurance

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police Headquarters|No.1 Waterwells|Quedgeley|GL2 2AN

Group- 01452 754304; Contact Centre- 101

[1]www.gloucestershire.police.uk

[2]FOI@Gloucestershire.Police.uk                                             

 

 

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I have now taken this further and made a complaint to the Information Commissioner.