Deputy PCC for North Yorkshire's previous employment with HMIC

Neil Wilby made this Freedom of Information request to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

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Dear Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary,

It has been announced today that William Naylor has been appointed as Deputy PCC for North Yorkshire:

http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/abo...

In the article it is stated that: "Will’s time in London also included working in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, based at the Home Office"

Under the Act can you please provide the following information? (i) During what period and (ii) in what role William Naylor worked at HMIC?

Given what is already placed in the public domain by Mr Naylor himself - and the very high profile nature of the public role he now occupies - it is reasonably anticipated that S40 (2) exemption will not be applied by the data controller.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby

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Dear Mr Wilby,

 

Thank you for your email of 21 November 2016, in which you ask:

 

“Under the Act can you please provide the following information? (i)
During what period and (ii) in what role William Naylor worked at HMIC?”

 

Your request is being handled as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 19 November 2016, which is 20
working days from the date when we received your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

On behalf of,

 

FOI Team

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

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Dear Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Deputy PCC for North Yorkshire's previous employment with HMIC'.

1. Section 10 of the Act states at (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a public authority must comply with section 1(1) promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt.

2. The data controller has, therefore, failed in his statutory duty to provide the requested disclosure within the required timeframe.

3. The data controller has breached the College of Policing's Code of Ethics by way of his conduct of this information request.

4. Please provide an explanation of why the data controller (an officer personally charged by Her Majesty the Queen with maintaining high standards in the country's police forces) feels that the law and the Code of Ethics should not apply to him.

5. Within that explanation please support it with information that tends to prove that this is an isolated incident, or part of a wider systemic failure. For example, in the present financial year how many information requests have been processed by the data controller and how many have been finalised as non-compliant.

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

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative Journalist

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Good afternoon,

Please find attached a letter in response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Thank you.

On behalf of,

FOI Team
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

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Dear Mr Wilby,

Thank you for your recent internal review request.

You will be aware that HMIC sent its response to your freedom of information (FoI) request yesterday. We acknowledge that we missed the 20 working day deadline by one day, and would like to extend our sincere apologies for this. I can assure you that HMIC takes full responsibility for its role as a data controller, and believes in the importance of being as open and transparent as possible.

As you have now received your response, please could you confirm if you still wish for HMIC to continue with your request for an internal review of its handling of your original FoI request [received on 21 November 2016]. If you do, HMIC will be happy to begin this process; if not, HMIC will close the request.

Thank you

On behalf of,

FOI Team
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

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Dear HMICFoI,

I still require the internal review to be dealt with: Important statutory and ethical considerations are raised as part of the complaint.

It simply cannot be accepted that Sir Thomas Winsor takes his responsibilities seriously as a data controller, bearing in mind the conduct of this information request. Particularly, as it followed a legitimate press enquiry which was ignored at first by your press officer, and then followed by what turned out to be a hollow promise to monitor the information request.

If this is an example as to how Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularly runs it affairs, and sets its standards, then there is little wonder that the police service in this country is in such a calamitous state.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby
Investigative Journalist

Dear Mr Wilby,

Your internal review will be actioned as per our internal review process. A response will be sent by 19 January 2017.

An internal reviewer will be assigned your case. They will assess whether the FoI team did or did not handle your FoI correctly and in line with the FoI Act 2000. The reviewer will then respond following this to advise of their findings. What the reviewer will not do is respond to requests for recorded information. If you still require the information relating to the number of FoIs received by HMIC in the last financial year that have been non-compliant, can I request that you submit this as an FoI data request.

Thank you

On behalf of,

FOI Team
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

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Good morning Mr Wilby, please see attached letter in response to your internal review request.

Many thanks

On behalf of,

FOI Team
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

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