FOI Request from Anna Merlan regarding Sebastian Gorka

Anna Merlan made this Freedom of Information request to British Army

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The request was refused by British Army.

Dear British Army,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I am seeking to confirm that an individual named Sebastian or Sebestyén Gorka, born October 1970, served as a member of the Intelligence Corps in the British Territorial Army Reserves. He has stated that he belonged to the "22 Company."

Please let me know if you require any other information.

Yours faithfully,
Anna Merlan

APC-Sp-ParlDiscl-iHub-SO3 (Forrest, Alistair Mr),

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Dear Ms Merlan

 

I have attached a reply to your recent FOI enquiry.

 

Regards

Ministry of Defence

APC-Sp-ParlDiscl-iHub-SO3 (Forrest, Alistair Mr),

APC-Sp-ParlDiscl-iHub-SO3 (Forrest, Alistair Mr) would like to recall the message, "20170221-FOI_02430_Merlan-AG.doc".

Dear APC-Sp-ParlDiscl-iHub-SO3 (Forrest, Alistair Mr),

I'm looking at this request again, and the response is that the MoD can't confirm or deny it holds the records I'm requesting. Does the MoD not confirm military service?

Yours sincerely,

Anna Merlan

APC-Sp-ParlBus-Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Dear Ms Merlan

 

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, personal data which relates to an
individual can only be released to the subject, or to a third party with
the subject’s signed written consent.  I am therefore unable to confirm or
deny whether the person to which your query refers has an Army service
record.

 

The MOD will confirm military service to those who have a right to know. 
As you are a third party, you do not have that right.

 

I hope this clarifies the position.

 

Regards

 

Ministry of Defence

 

 

 

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