Juvenile CHIS

Jonathan made this Freedom of Information request to Stirling Council

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Dear Stirling Council,

Can you confirm or deny whether the Stirling Councill has ever used Juvenile Covert Human Intelligence Sources? (Juvenile CHIS as authorised by s7 and s8(3)(c) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000).

Please treat this request as a Freedom of Information Request.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Deans

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Deans,

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/12049.

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

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Unless clarification is required your request will be answered promptly, and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in this case no later than 06/12/18

Yours sincerely,

Fiona McCallum

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
Stirling FK8 2ET
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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CorporateFOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Deans,


I refer to your above request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, which was logged by us as FOI/12049


The following information has been provided in response to your request.


Stirling Council can confirm that we have never used Juvenile Covert Human
Intelligence Sources.


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Your request for review should be addressed in the first instance to:

Records & Information Compliance Manager, Stirling Council, Viewforth,
STIRLING FK8 2ET email [1][Stirling Council request email]


The Records & Information Compliance Manager will then arrange for an
appropriate officer to undertake a review.

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your request for review.


The Scottish Information Commissioner recommends that you appeal online.
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You do not need to submit an appeal online, but if you do it will ensure
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If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact the Scottish
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Fife KY16 9DS, Tel: 01334 464610 Email:
[4][email address]


You may also appeal against a decision of the Scottish Information
Commissioner but on a point of law only. Any such appeal must be made
within 42 days of the date of intimation of the Commissioner's decision




FOI Co-ordinator

Stirling Council


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