Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Isle of Anglesey Council,

I Make this request under the FOI Rules & Regulations

On the 18th March 2016, 4 of your officers from the trading standards department were carrying out an investigation / operation at Uxbridge Square, Menai Bridge in respect of taxi checks.

The four officers during the cause of the night have become known to individuals as trading standards officers therefore there should be no reason to withhold the answer to my question.

Can you therefore tell me by what means did the said officers travel to the location, Personal Car, Council Vehicle etc and the number of said vehicles.

For example

If the two females travelled in a personal car and the two males in a council owned vehicle then please state 1 x personal car & 1 x council owned vehicle.

If the answer to the above is 1 or more council vehicle then please supply the make, model, colour & registration number of the said vehicle.

I do not wish you to disclose details of any employee's personal cars however if the answer to the question above is 1 or more personal car then can you please confirm that the said employee's personal car had a class 1/2 Business use insurance policy in place at 23.00hrs on the 18th March 2016.

Please be aware that it is an offence to drive a vehicle on a public road without the correct insurance in place....

Also please note that although I write this with great expectations that I should receive a truthful answer, I am carrying out investigations into your department therefore understand your department will attempt to cover things up so I will at this point remind you that I have video footage of the said vehicles from a distance however cannot identify the registration plates so please bear it in mind for example, if you tell me it was a Blue Skoda and I have clear evidence it was not then I will report the matter to the public services ombudsman for wales.

I look forward to a truthful set of answers from a council that should be transparent.

Regards

Christopher J Oneal

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request, made under access to information legislation, for information held by the Council.

Please be advised that, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, we aim to respond to your request within 20 working days.

Beryl Jones
Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol a Chwynion – Adain Gyfreithiol, Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn Corporate Information and Complaints Officer- Legal Section, Isle of Anglesey County Council

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Dave A. Riley,

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Dear Sir,

 

 

Further to your request for information:

 

All  officers travelled to Menai Bridge in one council owned vehicle.

 

David A Riley
Prif Swyddog Gwarchod Y Cyhoedd/Chief Public Protection Officer
Cyngor Sir Ynys Mon/Isle of Anglesey CC
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Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Dave A. Riley,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request, response which is noted. However I do have to point out that you have currently failed to answer the request and I urge to now respond to the rest of the questions without any further delay.

As you have stated the officers travelled in one council owned vehicle, being the fact that you know this as you wouldn't of answered the FOI otherwise then please continue to supply the rest of the information as per my original request.

Please note you are still within the time limit of the FOI however if this is a day late, then I will be pursuing the matter as an internal review and a public services ombudsman complaint as there doesn't seem to be a valid reason why you have failed to answer the other questions in my original FOI.

My only opinion to this matter is that you have answered this FOI knowing quiet well that I and my team are now investigating the occurrences and you are attempting to pacify me with a quick response so that the matter will go away. (Fastest response to any FOI ive requested so far from Anglesey Council)

I can assure you Mr Riley this is the first of many requests and the first of many articles that will go public to highlight the discrepancies within your department....

I look forward to receiving the rest of the information in accordance with the rules of FOI

Yours sincerely,

Christopher James O'Neal

Dave A. Riley,

Dear Mr O'Neal,

My understanding of your request included the following additional request over and above the information so far supplied:

"If the answer to the above is 1 or more council vehicle then please supply the make, model, colour & registration number of the said vehicle."

In my opinion to supply the information you request would hinder any future investigations of this nature therefore the authority is not required to supply it to you. See extract from the Act detailing the exemption under Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

"Part II EXEMPT INFORMATION

Section 31.— Law enforcement.
(1) Information which is not exempt information by virtue of section 30 is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice—

(a) the prevention or detection of crime,

(b) the apprehension or prosecution of offenders,"

David A Riley
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Cyngor Sir Ynys Mon/Isle of Anglesey CC
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Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Dave A. Riley,

I do not agree with your response unless the vehicle in question was used covertly on the night in question which I would then assume you have a ripa order in place.

Please therefore accept this notice of me now wishing to apply for internal review of my original foi on the basis that i do not believe your answers form a suitable answer to warrant the refusal.

I look forward to recieving the outcome of the internal review.

Regards
Chris

Yours sincerely,

Christopher James O'Neal

Dave A. Riley,

Dear Mr O'Neal

Your request has been passed to the Corporate Information Governance Manager.

David A Riley
Prif Swyddog Gwarchod Y Cyhoedd/Chief Public Protection Officer
Cyngor Sir Ynys Mon/Isle of Anglesey CC
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FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Dear Mr O'Neal,
Please see attached letter confirming that your request for an Internal Review has been registered.

I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can with the result of the Review.

Regards

Beryl Jones
Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol a Chwynion – Adain Gyfreithiol, Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn
Corporate Information and Complaints Officer- Legal Section, Isle of Anglesey County Council

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If this bunch of corrupt idiots spent half the time answering the questions that they do avoiding them , we may get answers within the ridiculous 28 day time frame.

Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Beryl,

Thank you for your response. In requesting an internal review of this FOI can you also please confirm who is undertaking the Internal review and that they have no history of this case and are are completly independant as they are supposed to be.

I trust this is a request to hold his internal review within the procedures you will adopt but i just seek clarification of this.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher James O'Neal

FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

Dear Mr O'Neal,

Internal reviews are undertaken by the Corporate Information Governance Manager, the Council's "qualified officer" and he has no day to day involvement in responding to FOI requests in order to be able to undertake any internal review.

Regards

Beryl Jones

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Christopher James O'Neal

Beryl,

Thank you, i look forward to the outcome.

Regards
Chris

Yours sincerely,

Christopher James O'Neal

FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Dear Mr O’Neal,

 

Please see attached the results of the Internal Review held today.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Beryl Jones

Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol a Chwynion – Adain Gyfreithiol,  Cyngor
Sir Ynys Môn
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