Investigation figures 2009/10

Mr Andrews made this Freedom of Information request to Independent Office for Police Conduct

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The request was successful.

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

I have looked at your complaint stats for 09/10 and notice that the published figures differ significantly from previous reports. That always makes me feel like the IPCC may be trying to conceal something. Therefore can you provide me with all the figures in excel format spreadsheet.

I note that you have a CSV file at;

http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/Pages/stats.aspx

Let me inform you that this does not function.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Paul Andrews

!FOI Requests,

Our Ref: FOI / 1002487

2nd March 2011

[FOI #63401 email]

Dear Mr Andrews

Re : Your Request

Thank you for your email dated 25th February 2011, in which you ask for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to send you a substantive reply to your request within 20 working days of our receiving it on 25th February 2011. Therefore, you should receive a substantive response by 25th March 2011.

You will be contacted again by IPCC shortly.

Yours sincerely

Athena Cass
Information Team
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH

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Dear !FOI Requests,

You have failed to comply with a 20 day response, you have 5 days before I refer this to the ICO

Yours sincerely,

Mr Paul Andrews

Phil Johnston,

Dear Mr Andrews,
I am sorry about the delay in coming back to you about this request.

I have discussed this issue with our Head of Research who agrees that there are problems with the tables on the web site. This matter is being investigated and will be fixed by Friday 8th April 2011.

I will contact you again when the matter is resolved.

Once you have viewed the amended tables you will be better placed to decide whether further data is required.

Philip Johnston
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 020 7166 3000
F: 020 7166 3163

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Phil Johnston,

Dear Mr Andrews,
Further to my email below, regrettably I have been today been unable to ascertain from our web manager the position regarding the fix of these web pages. I will contact you again early next week.

Philip Johnston
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 020 7166 3000
F: 020 7166 3163

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Dear Phil Johnston,

I am very disappointed that the IPCC have been unable to remedy such an important area of your work, the annual statistics regarding the police complaint system.

It has been over one month since the figures should have been available to the general public, can you please explain the level of resource and priority this issue commands.

Indeed, can you inform me whether the Commissioners are aware of this matter?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Paul Andrews

Phil Johnston,

Dear Mr Andrews,
The file to which you referred in your request is now functioning. It can be accessed via http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/Pages/excel_2009-...

I am sorry about the delay in getting this working. I am hopeful that this now answers your enquiry about about the 09/10 data.

I will contact you again separately about the other issues you raise below.

Philip Johnston
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 020 7166 3000
F: 020 7166 3163

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Phil Johnston,

Dear Mr Andrews,
I refer to your 2 questions as below:
- can you please explain the level of resource and priority this issue commands.
- indeed, can you inform me whether the Commissioners are aware of this matter?
The problem identified by your request was not one of resourcing in relation to our web site or research data but a technical issue relating to the accessibility of the data on our web site. This was resolved just over a week after it had been identified. There was, however, a delay in dealing with your FOIA request. I would inform you that resourcing matters are primarily dealt with by the IPCC Chief Executive.

Philip Johnston
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 020 7166 3000
F: 020 7166 3163

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Dear Phil Johnston,

I have been to the site and found the excel file still not available. I visited the following page and there is nothing to select to download the excel sheets.

It appears you have not resolved this matter.

http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/Pages/excel_2009-...

Can you not just attach the file to this request?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Paul Andrews

Phil Johnston,

1 Attachment

It should work if you donwload the Office component via the link on the site as explained on the web page; however, here is the spread sheet.

Philip Johnston
Directorate of Business Services
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BH
W: 020 7166 3000
F: 020 7166 3163

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William Old left an annotation ()

Mr Johnson,

There are literally millions of people around the world who rely on the Web as a communications medium, but don't use the Microsoft "Office" package, nor even MS Windows as an operating system.

So please don't publish responses using closed, proprietary software on the assumption that everyone can then access it. There are NO downloadable Office components for browsers running on Linux, notwithstanding that most browsers (not including Internet Explorer!) comply with open standards.