Labour Party Autumn Conference 2011

Zoe O'Connell made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

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Dear Merseyside Police,

For the security vetting/accreditation procedure carried out for the Labour Party Autumn Conference 2011, please can you supply:

1) A copy of any equalities impact assessment carried out in relation either to the vetting procedure or overall policing.

2) A copy of procedures put in place for handling vetting for any minorities groups that might have been adversely affected by the process, if any.

The total number of people who:
3) Applied to be accredited...

4) ...and were then approved.

5) ...and were then rejected...
a) ...but the party permitted entry anyway.
b) ...but the party did not permit entry.

6) ...but did not complete the process...
a) ...because the police did not complete the process in time.
b) ...because the individual did not complete the process. (e.g. documents still pending by conference date, or they explicitly withdrew)

For each of the above, please break down if possible the number of people who applied by category, e.g. Members/Party Staff, Media, Exibitors etc.

7) The estimated cost of the vetting process.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Merseyside Police

Dear Ms O'Connell,

Reference No : DJ 145-11 (please quote in all correspondence)


Thank you for your application for information dated 27/09/2011, received by Merseyside Police on 27/09/2011. I note
that your are seeking information relating to:

(paraphrased) : In formation in respect of the Labour Party Autumn Conference accreditation process.

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
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Yours faithfully,

D. Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59,
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 70319
Email : [Merseyside Police request email]

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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 'Labour Party Autumn Conference 2011'.

The response to this request is now nearly a week overdue, please could you either provide a response promptly or supply a date by which you expect to be able to respond.

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

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Merseyside Police

Dear Ms O'Connell,

FOI Reference: DJ 145/11 - Labour Party Conference

First of all, I apologise for the delay in providing a response to the
above FOI request. I appreciate that the request was originally due on 25
October 2011, and hope the delay has not caused you any inconvenience. I
hope to be in a position to send you a response this week.

At this point I would not advise passing this request onto the Internal
Review Officer, as this could potentially add another 20 working days to
the process and to you being provided with a response. However, as per the
Freedom of Information Act, this option is available to you.

Thank you again for your patience with this application and I hope to have
an answer with you shortly.

Many thanks,

Dave Mackin,
Freedom of Information Manager

Zoe O'Connell To FOI requests at Merseyside
<[FOI #87424 email]> Police
<[Merseyside Police request email]>
31/10/2011 11:12 cc
Subject Internal review of Freedom
of Information request -
Labour Party Autumn
Conference 2011

     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 'Labour Party Autumn Conference 2011'.
   
    The response to this request is now nearly a week overdue, please
    could you either provide a response promptly or supply a date by
    which you expect to be able to respond.
   
    A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
    available on the Internet at this address:
   
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/la...
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Zoe O'Connell
   
   
   
   

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Merseyside Police

Dear Ms O'Connell,

FOI Reference: DJ 145/11 - Labour Party Conference

I realise that the revised date for responding to your request has now
passed, for which I apologise. The information for your questions has now
been formulated, and is now being checked to make you sure you are being
provided with as full and comprehensive an answer as possible.

I appreciate that the request was originally due on 25 October 2011, and
am sorry for any inconvenience this delay has caused you.

Thank you again for your patience with this application and I hope to have
an answer with you shortly.

Many thanks,

Dave Mackin,
Freedom of Information Manager

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Dear Merseyside Police,

Please can you provide an update on this request, which is now 21 days overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Merseyside Police

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Dear Ms. O'Connell,
Response - FOIA Application - DJ 145/11 (please quote in all
correspondence)

I write in connection with your request for information dated, 27/09/2011,
which was received by Merseyside Police on 27/09/2011. I note that you seek
access to the following information:

(paraphrased) : Labour Party Autumn Conference 2011.

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 Information Bureau, and the Operational Support Unit records.

Result of searches.

The searches located some records relevant to your request.

Decision.

I have today been authorised by the senior decision maker in this case, ACC
A. Ward, to:

disclose information related to your requests numbered 1 - 5 & 7 in full;
and
party exempt information related to your requests numbered 6 pursuant to
the provisions of section 12, Freedom of Information Act 2000;

Your request for information, in relation to application 6 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 numbered 1, 2, 6 & 7 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 information 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.

I apologise that I have not been authorised to provide you with this
disclosure at an earlier data and that your e-mail of yesterday did not
receive an acknowledgement. It had been hope that it may be possible to
provide the response by close of business yesterday, but that did not prove
to be the case.
I trust the information is of assistance to you.

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 DJ 145-11 (1842-DJAN-8M4EPX).doc)

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Dear Merseyside Police,

Thank you for the response. The attached document indicates that there should be a further document containing an equalities impact assessment, this appears to be missing.

Could you also supply that document?

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Merseyside Police

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Dear Ms O'Connell,

Thank you for your e-mail and my sincere apologies for the omission of the
additional response document.

Please find the Equality Impact & Compliance Assessment attached below.

I trust that this now completes the application response in terms of the
content to your satisfaction.

(See attached file: Equality Impact & Compliance Assessment Wmk.pdf)

D. Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59
LIVERPOOL
L69 1JD

Fax 0151 777 7099
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Merseyside Police

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Dear Ms O'Connell,

Thank you for your e-mail and my sincere apologies for the omission of the
additional response document.

Please find the Equality Impact & Compliance Assessment attached below.

I trust that this now completes the application response in terms of the
content to your satisfaction.

(See attached file: Equality Impact & Compliance Assessment Wmk.pdf)

D. Jackson
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59
LIVERPOOL
L69 1JD

Fax 0151 777 7099
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This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

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ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of
computer viruses.

The views expressed in this communication may not necessarily be the
views of Merseyside Police.

All communications, including telephone calls and electronic messages to
and from Merseyside Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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