Immediate Response team deployments

David Stringer made this Freedom of Information request to Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

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From: David Stringer

24 October 2008

Dear Sir or Madam,

In evidence to the House of Commons defence select committee on
Oct. 21, Brigadier Chip Chapman, Director (Military) CT & UK Ops at
the MOD, told MPs that DSTL immediate response teams had been
deployed on a number of occasions in the last year.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please

a) provide figures for the number of occasions the immediate
response teams have been deployed:

i) between Jan 1, 2008 and Oct 23, 2008.

ii) in 2007

iii) in 2006

iv) in 2005

b) unless prohibited on grounds of national security, please
indicate how many of the above listed incidents related to

i) real CBRN incidents

ii) suspected CBRN incidents

Yours faithfully,

David Stringer
Associated Press,
The Old Bar, Press Gallery,
House of Commons,
London,
SW1A 0AA

+442072228525
[email address]

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From: David Stringer

28 November 2008

Dear Sir or Madam,

I write to draw your attention to the fact that I have had no
response to a Freedom of Information request recently submitted.

Under the terms of the Act a response was due on Nov. 21.

I hope you are able to reply in full in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

David Stringer
[email address]

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28 November 2008


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Dear Mr Stringer

I attach our response which was sent to your office on the 25 November
explaining the delay replying to your FOI request.

I apologise if this went to the wrong email account.

K Galloway

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Dear Mr Stringer,

With reference to your FOI request dated 24 October 2008. We are in the process of conducting a Public Interest Test (PIT) which we anticipate will be completed by week beginning 1 December when we anticipate having a final response for you to your FOI request

Regards

Kim Galloway
Corporate Secretariat
Dstl
Room 26, Building 106
Porton Down
Salisbury SP4 0JQ
* (Tel) (0) 1980 61 3191
* (Fax) (0) 1980 61 3004
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From: Galloway Kim

5 December 2008

Dear Mr Stringer,

We have been unable to complete the Public Interest Test, therefore
unable to complete your request by the time scale of week commencing 1
December. We shall write to you again week beginning 15 December.

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From: David Stringer

22 December 2008

Dear Kim,

I'm writing to follow up on my FOI request, which is currently
overdue under the terms of the Act.

In your reply on December 5, you indicated that you expected to
write to me again by December 15.

However, I have received no further correspondence.

Please respond to clarify the status of my request as soon as you
are able.

Yours sincerely,

David Stringer

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From: Galloway Kim

7 January 2009


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Mr Stringer

I apologise for the non receipt of email dated 18 December 2008.

I attach a copy of the email.

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Dear Mr Stringer,

I apologise for the delay in supplying a response to your original FOI request dated 24 October 2008.

We are waiting on other departments before we can fully respond to your request.

We anticipate responding by the 12 January 2009.

Yours sincerely,

Kim Galloway
Corporate Secretariat.
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From: Galloway Kim

13 January 2009

Dear Mr Stringer

With reference to your FOI request dated 27th October 2008.

I appreciate you have been waiting a great deal of time for information
relating to your request. I can only apologise for the dealay in sending
you a full and comprehensive response. Unfortunately we are dependent on
another MOD department to supply information which we are at present still
waiting on. Once I have this information I shall forward to you.

Further more I thank you for your patients and understanding in the length
of time taken to bring your request to a close.

Kim Galloway
Corporate Secretariat
Dstl
i-SAT: C
Room G02-620, Building 5
Porton Down
Salisbury SP4 0JQ
( (Tel) (0) 01980 65 8301 Internal (9) 6801 8301
( (Fax) (0) 01980 65 8400
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From: David Stringer

13 January 2009

Dear Kim,

Thanks for your reply dated 13th Jan. I look forward to hearing
more from you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

David Stringer
[email address]
Office: 0207 839 5115

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From: Galloway Kim

22 January 2009


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Mr Stringer,

I am sending our response a second time to another email account incase
you did not receive it the first time.
Regards

Kim Galloway
Corporate Secretariat
Dstl
i-SAT: C
Room G02-620, Building 5
Porton Down
Salisbury SP4 0JQ
( (Tel) (0) 01980 65 8301 Internal (9) 6801 8301
( (Fax) (0) 01980 65 8400
* [email address] <[1]mailto:[email address]>

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