James Larkin

Jeff made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Merseyside Police,

Did the James Larking organisers have police permission to march though Liverpool in Feb 2012, If so who was the officer who authorised the action.

Was any advice took from local councilor's if so which one, can any emails surrounding the event planning of this day be provided

And who was the organising group, can proof be given and can you show the request

How many arrests on the day was made and what was it for?

Yours faithfully,

Jeff

Merseyside Police

Dear Applicant,

I write in connection with your application for information which was
received by Merseyside Police on 12/03/2012. I note that you seek
access to the following information:

(Paraphrased) Information relating to the James Larkin marches in
February 2012.

To enable Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please
provide this office with further information.

The application has been received from whatdotheyknow.com using the
name registered with that organisation as Jeff.

The Information Commissioner has issued guidance in relation to the
use of names and addresses when making FOI applications. The guidance is
reproduced in part on the whatdotheyknow.com web site.

It will be seen that where an applicant does not use their true or
full name the application can not be considered to be a valid FOI
application and
can not be referred to the Information Commissioner's Office by way or
review process if the applicant is not satisfied with any response
provided by the public authority. One of the reasons which is
highlighted as a requirement to provide the applicant's true name is that
if the information
relates to the applicant, then the exemption is section 40(1) of the
Act is engaged and the subject access process is the correct legal gateway
for
disclosure. Merseyside Police therefore does not know that the true
name of the applicant has been used in this case.

In order that the Force can try to assist with this application, it
would request the applicant to confirm their name in accordance with the
Information Commissioner's guidance. In this regard it should be noted
that the use of a first name only is not sufficient to make an application
valid.

Merseyside Police awaits your earliest response in order that the
Force may try to assist you. Until such time as a valid application is
received, this
application is suspended and no response will be provided.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and
you will receive the information requested within the statutory time
scale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act
2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference
to a
third party.

However, if the requested information has not been received by one
month after the above date, I will consider that you no longer wish to
proceed with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collection and provision
of the information you request. If this is the case you will be
informed and the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we
receive the payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your
request will remain unanswered.

Yours faithfully,

D Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL
L69 1JD

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Dear Merseyside Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Merseyside Police's handling of my FOI request 'James Larkin'.

Whoops so sorry my second name is Payne, hope my request can be sorted out now with no further delay

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Payne

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

Yours faithfully,

Jeff

Merseyside Police

Dear Mr. Payne,

Reference No : DJ 058/12 (please quote in all correspondence)

Thank you for your application for information dated 12/03/2012, received by Merseyside Police on 12/03/2012, which
was then suspended for clarification. I note that your are seeking information relating to:

(paraphrased) : Marches by the James Larkin organisation.

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will now be considered.
You will receive a response within the statutory time-scale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the
information not being exempt nor containing a reference to a third party. In the event that we are not able to
achieve this deadline you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised time-scale.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. If this
is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we receive payment from
you.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transfer to another public authority in order to answer your
query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

In relation to your e-mail of 14/03/2012, you start by asking for the e-mail to be transferred to the person who
would conduct an internal review of your application. I am unsure whether you have misunderstood the e-mail sent to
you or are asking for an internal review of why the application was suspended? As you have now provided the
necessary information, your application has been accepted as indicated above and work is in now on going to trace
any relevant information.

Would you please confirm whether you are requesting an internal review and if so please clearly state which aspect
you are seeking the review of. I await your earliest response.


Yours faithfully,

D. Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59,
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
Email : [Merseyside Police request email]

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Dear Mr. Payne,
Response - FOIA Application - DJ 058/12 (please quote in all
correspondence)

I write in connection with your request for information dated, 14th March
2012, which was received by Merseyside Police on . I note that you seek
access to the following information:

(paraphrased) : March by the James Larkin Society.

Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

Extent of searches to locate information.

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were conducted
in E, Liverpool North, Force Operations and Information Bureau records.

Result of searches.

The searches located records relevant to your request.

Decision.

I have today been authorised by the senior decision maker in this case, Mr.
K Davis, Head of Information Bureau to:

disclose information related to your request subject to the deletion of
information pursuant to the provisions of section 40 Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the Act);

Your request for information, in relation to the exempt part of your
application, has been considered and the Force is not obliged to supply the
information that you have requested.

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:
(a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and
(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

In respect of the requests above, under the duty in section 16 of the Act,
the duty to be helpful, I have provided information, shown as additional
information which I believe will be of assistance to you.

Please find attached information relating to your request in the schedule
below.

Making a complaint or an appeal

Your attention is drawn to the sheet attached below which details your
rights of complaint.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, on the below address, quoting the reference number above.

Yours faithfully

D Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Information Access Unit
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:

(See attached file: Response Table DJ058-12(DJAN-8SDHD4).doc)(See attached
file: Application for March Permit - DJ058-12.doc)

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