Criminon / Narconon

William Thackeray made this Freedom of Information request to HMP Acklington IMB

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The request was successful.

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

1.

Please provide a list of all gifts, hospitality or donations
supplied to your institution by Scientology
organisations, over the past 5 years.

By 'Scientology organisations', I mean organisations which promote,
recruit members for, or raise money for, Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Inc (a US corporation which has been
denied charitable status in the UK).

To the best of my knowledge a list of such organisations would
include:

Narconon / Criminon / Jive Aces / Church of Scientology Inc / Greenfields School /
Greenfields Educational Trust / Hubbard Foundation / ABLE / Applied
Scholastics International / The Way to
Happiness Foundation International / Church of Scientology
Religious Education College Inc / Office of Special Affairs (OSA) /
Sea Org / Youth for Human Rights International / Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom) Ltd

2.

Criminon UK Ltd is a charity which delivers correspondence courses
to prisoners. It is
linked to Scientology.

Are representatives of Criminon UK Ltd permitted to promote
their programme to prisoners? If so, please provide
a list of occasions on which this has occurred, in the last 5 years.

3.

Does Criminon UK Ltd donate written or audiovisual materials
such as books, leaflets, posters, DVDs, videos, CDs, tapes, or mp3s?
If so, please provide a list of occasions on which this
has occurred, in the last 5 years.

4.

How many of your prisoners are currently undertaking Criminon or Narconon courses?

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

Your response is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of HMP Acklington IMB's handling of my FOI request 'Criminon / Narconon'.

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

My reason for requesting a review is:

A response to my query has not been provided within the statutory deadline.

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray

Kilbey Steve, HMP Acklington IMB

Before I am able to undertake an internal review I will need to know to
whom the original request was sent, to what address and by what media.

Steve Kilbey

Deputy Head

IMB Secretariat

2nd Floor, Ashley House

2 Monck Street

London SW1P 2BQ

Tel: 020 7035 2271

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William Thackeray

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your email.

The original request was sent to you at:
[email address]

You can find a history of our correspondence on this web page:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cr...

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray

Kilbey Steve, HMP Acklington IMB

I have investigated and can find no knowledge of this Freedom of
Information Act request being received in the Independent Monitoring
Boards Secretariat. Freedom of Information requests regarding Independent
Monitoring Boards should, in the first instance be sent to me at
[1][email address]

However, further to the request, ref 8174-9c179a18 I can confirm that the
Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Acklington has not given gifts,
hospitality or donations to Scientology organisations, over the past 5
years.

Steve Kilbey

Deputy Head

IMB Secretariat

2nd Floor, Ashley House

2 Monck Street

London SW1P 2BQ

Tel: 020 7035 2271

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William Thackeray

Dear Steve,

1)

Please read the question again. I am asking about gifts received by your organisation, not gifts donated by your organisation.

2)

For the second time, and pending referral to the ICO, I request an internal review of this request, on two grounds: lack of response, then answering the wrong question.

For a history of our correspondence, see:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cr...
Any problems that you may be having receiving email are no concern of mine.

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray

Kilbey Steve, HMP Acklington IMB

Dear William

1. I can confirm that the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Acklington
have not received gifts or donations from Scientology organisations over
the past five years.

2. With regard to an internal review I have searched through our system
and cannot find a record of the initial application to us nor can any
member of staff remember seeing the request for information.

3. You are correct in stating that the question was incorrectly answered
and I hope the above in 1. satisfies your request.

Yours sincerely

Steve Kilbey
Deputy Head
IMB Secretariat
2nd Floor, Ashley House
2 Monck Street
London SW1P 2BQ
Tel: 020 7035 2271

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