JSP 900 Current Edition. Re-submission

Ceri Gibbons made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

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The request was refused by Ministry of Defence.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

With regard to the MOD Internal Review response dated 8 October 2021 (FOI 2021 02770) in which MOD advised that I resubmit this request after a period of three months please see resubmitted request below.

This a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

1. Please identify the edition number and date of the current edition of JSP 900.

2. Please provide a copy of the current edition of JSP 900.

3. If only the current edition can be considered for release within burden limits, please confine the request to that edition. If it is not overly burdensome, please also provide any other editions of JSP 900 held (disregarding JSP 900 edition 2, September 2015) with priority given to most recent editions. For instance if edition 4 is the current version, please provide it and only then if not too much of a burden please provide a copy of edition 3, and only then edition 1.

4. In considering the above request please take into account the ICO Decision Notice FS50882580 dated 26 February 2020, which discusses the Commissioner's view on the public interest arguments for release of these documents as of that date.

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please respond to this FOIA request

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please respond to this FOIA request

By law MOD should have responded promptly and by 10 February 2022.

There has been no response or even an acknowledgment.

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

Dear Ministry of Defence,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Defence's handling of my FOI request 'JSP 900 Current Edition. Re-submission'.

no response has been received

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good morning Compliance team,

 

Please see email below in regards to a request for an Internal Review.

 

This relates to FOI2022/00522 which is allocated to SPO on ecase.

 

Kind regards

 

Lorraine

 

Lorraine Hoad (Rayner)

Information Rights Team

Defence Digital | Strategic Command

Ground Floor, Zone D, Desk 46 | MOD Main Building | Whitehall | London |
SW1A 2HB

Mil: 9621 86786 | Tel: 020 72186786

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This case was referred to ICO on 06/04/2022

CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Gibbons,

 

Please see attached response to your request for information

 

Regards

 

Information Rights Team

Ministry of Defence

 

 

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Defence's handling of my FOI request 'JSP 900 Current Edition. Re-submission'.

It is unacceptable that the MOD has just one person to deal with FOIA requests of this nature, and to rely on this lack of resource as a justification to refuse a FOIA request under section 14.

MOD has statutory obligations under FOIA to provide information to the public, and especially in times of growing conflict - in which this country appears to be participating - must be accountable to the public for its current targeting policy, direction and guidance. The public interest in disclosure is overwhelming in this case. Please reconsider this decision.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ceri Gibbons

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Gibbons,

 

Receipt is acknowledged of your email of 16 May 2022 requesting an
internal review of a response provided by the Strategic Operations
Secretariat under the Freedom of Information Act on behalf of the Ministry
of Defence, dated 13 May 2022 (reference above).

 

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days
from date of receipt and we therefore aim to complete the review and
respond to you by 15 June 2022. While we are working hard to achieve this,
in the interests of providing you with a realistic indication of when you
should expect a response, the majority are currently taking between 20 and
40 working days to complete.  The review will involve an independent
assessment of the handling of this request and the outcome.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

 

 

Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

please provide update

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Gibbons

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Ceri Gibbons,

Further to your email received today regarding FOI2022/00522, we are not yet in a position to provide the substantive internal review to your requests under FOI2022/00522 (JSP900) and FOI2022/00047 (DSEWG minutes/updates).

Please be assured that work is progressing on these cases and as advised in our acknowledgments, we now aim to provide both reviews within 40 working days, by 13 July 2022.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Regards,
MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

 

 

Ceri Gibbons left an annotation ()

Referred to ICO (08/08/2022)

Ceri Gibbons left an annotation ()

On 24 January 2023 , the Information Commissioner upheld my complaint in this FOIA case.

Reference: IC-185375-V6R2

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Decision notice

Date: 24 January 2023

Public Authority: Ministry of Defence
Address: Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB

Decision (including any steps ordered)

1. The complainant has requested a copy of JSP 900: the UK targeting
policy from the Ministry of Defence (‘the MOD’). The MOD refused the
request on the basis that section 14 of FOIA applies (vexatious request).

2. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MOD was not correct to apply
section 14 to refuse the request. He has also decided that it did not
comply with the requirements of section 17 of the Act in that it did not
provide its response within 20 working days of the date of receipt of the
request for information.

3. The Commissioner therefore requires the MOD to take the following
step:

To respond to the request again, without relying upon section 14
of FOIA.

4. The MOD must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date of
this decision notice. Failure to comply may result in the Commissioner
making written certification of this fact to the High Court pursuant to
section 54 of FOIA and may be dealt with as a contempt of court