Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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As PSNI is facing unprecedented challenges owing to the coronavirus
(Covid-19) pandemic we will not be able to respond to your requests or
queries in a timely fashion. Please accept our apologies for this delay
and we would ask for your understanding at this time. When we are in a
position to respond to your enquiry/request we will do so. 
Thank you,
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

8th February 2021

Dear Mr. Winfield,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 7th February
2021 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 7th February 2021.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

Stonewall Diversity

Given the unprecedented challenges PSNI and other first line-emergency
responders have experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we may
not be able to respond to your request within the statutory timescales. We
will however endeavour to issue you with a response promptly and in any
event within 20 working days .

We are continuing to work with and support partner agencies to ensure
critical public health information is available during this time. Further
updates can be found on the Public Health Agency website at:
www.publichealth.hscni.net

If your request is unclear and clarification is required the 20 day
legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000
will be stopped until we receive clarification of your request. The ICO
guidance at paragraph 40 of the link below sets out that the clock begins
anew the day after the clarification is received. It states;

“If the requester subsequently provides enough detail to enable the
authority to identify and locate the information, then the authority must
respond to the clarified request within a new 20 working day time limit
with the ‘clock’ starting the day after it receives the required
clarification. “

The link for this is:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the
“appropriate level”, which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of
Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the
request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an
opportunity to refine and resubmit the request if possible.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be
notified.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write to the
Corporate Information Branch vie email or the address below. Please
remember to quote the reference number listed above in any future
communications with the Corporate Information Branch.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as
possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this
letter. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can
do so by writing to the Head of Corporate Information Branch, PSNI
Headquarters, 65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing
[email address].

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision
maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the
request you may make a complaint, under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to the Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that
they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act. You can write to the Information Commissioner
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information
Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review
procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to
investigate the matter at his discretion.

 

Yours sincerely,

Paddy

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,
I am not sure whether this notification, received via the platform "Whatdotheyknow?". is generated automatically or not. Anyway I do look forward to your replies to my FoI request soon. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Thank you for contacting the PSNI’s Corporate Information Branch.
 
As PSNI is facing unprecedented challenges owing to the coronavirus
(Covid-19) pandemic we will not be able to respond to your requests or
queries in a timely fashion. Please accept our apologies for this delay
and we would ask for your understanding at this time. When we are in a
position to respond to your enquiry/request we will do so. 
Thank you,
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,
I have received your response of 6th March, in which you ask for an extension to the time limit for giving a reply to my original FoI request of 7th February.
There has been a long delay to your response.
I am now calling for an internal review, please.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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(Covid-19) pandemic we will not be able to respond to your requests or
queries in a timely fashion. Please accept our apologies for this delay
and we would ask for your understanding at this time. When we are in a
position to respond to your enquiry/request we will do so. 
Thank you,
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Dear Mr Winfield,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by this office on 16^th April
2021.

 

We can advise you that your FOI Request was logged with our office on 8th
February  2021 and has been with us for 47 Days.

 

We would like to apologise for the lateness in providing you with the
requested information. Whilst we are not yet in a position to issue you
with your response, we can inform you that your request is currently being
actively progressed by a Decision Maker who will provide you with a
response as quickly as possible.

 

Please note that a request for an internal review can only be made once
you have received your response. However you are entitled to engage with
the ICO in relation  to the timeliness of the request.

 

I trust this is of assistance.

 

Regards,

 

Sean

Corporate Information Branch

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Phone: 028 9056 1546

 

[1]Information About Yourself (Data Protection)       [2]Freedom of
Information

 

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Thank you for your e-mail of 19th April.

You write at the end: "I trust that this is of assistance". Well, No, I am not satisfield. Would you be satisfied by your reply?
You also write that that "a decision make will provide a response as soon as possible". When will that be, please?

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Thank you for contacting the PSNI’s Corporate Information Branch.
 
As PSNI is facing unprecedented challenges owing to the coronavirus
(Covid-19) pandemic we will not be able to respond to your requests or
queries in a timely fashion. Please accept our apologies for this delay
and we would ask for your understanding at this time. When we are in a
position to respond to your enquiry/request we will do so. 
Thank you,
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Service of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'.

My FoI request dated 7th February is a set of related questions about your relationship with Stonewall. You have a lot of freedom to decide what to reveal. The fact that you have revealed nothing in 10 weeks, yes 10 weeks, AND offered no explanation is bizarre.

I would like an internal review, please.

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

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Thank you for contacting the PSNI’s Corporate Information Branch.
 
As PSNI is facing unprecedented challenges owing to the coronavirus
(Covid-19) pandemic we will not be able to respond to your requests or
queries in a timely fashion. Please accept our apologies for this delay
and we would ask for your understanding at this time. When we are in a
position to respond to your enquiry/request we will do so. 
Thank you,
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Mr Winfield

 

Your E mail under refers.

 

It is not possible to provide you with a specific time scale.

 

I can confirm that as Decision Maker for this request I am actively
engaging with the relevant record keeper.

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

Paddy

Corporate Information Branch
Police Service of Northern Ireland

Tel: 02890 561 561

 

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:        FOI-2021-00296
14^th June 2021

Dear Mr. U Winfield,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 7th February
2021 which was received by the Police
Service of Northern Ireland on 7th February 2021 concerning:

Stonewall Diversity

Please find attached response to your request.

PSNI apologies for the delay in responding

Yours sincerely,

 

Paddy

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

DD 02890 700 164

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