Evidence for claim about accuracy of polygraph tests

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Dear Home Office,

Please treat this email as a Freedom of Information request.

This government webpage claims that Polygraph tests are "80-90%" accurate: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Please could you supply the source of the evidence that supports this claim, as the claim is not referenced in the factsheet?

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

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Dear Ally Tibbitt,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 68570). We will aim to send you a full response by 22/03/2022 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

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N McKenzie
Home Office

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Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards,

 

Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Evidence for claim about accuracy of polygraph tests'.

In your initial response you suggest that I contact the MoJ. I have now had a response back from the MoJ and they advise that they do not hold the requested information either and that the Home Office should indeed hold the information I requested. They also suggested I should request a review of the initial response provided by the Home Office.

Therefore, given that the MoJ do not hold the information, and the advice that they have provided, I would request that an independent review is conducted by the Home Office.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

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Ally Tibbitt,

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N McKenzie
Home Office

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Dear FOI Requests,

The FOI request that I'd like you to review is reference: 68570

Yours sincerely,

Ally Tibbitt

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The Home Office Press Team confirmed the following for source of this claim.

The source for the reference is here: Polygraph Validity Research for the information on this page stating that "Polygraph testing has been found to be 80-90% accurate."

https://www.polygraph.org/polygraph-vali...

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Ally Tibbitt,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request an Internal Review.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 68570). We will aim to send you a full response by 23/05/2022 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

Regards

N McKenzie
Home Office

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Dear Ms Tibbitt

 

Please find attached our internal review response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Securities, Estates & Information Directorate

Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

 

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