Lothian & Borders Police - Common Purpose expenditure and invoices

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Lothian & Borders Police - Common Purpose expenditure and invoices

Dear Sir or Madam

Please detail total expenditure by Lothian & Borders Police on Common Purpose courses for each of the following years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 to date.

Please also supply a copy of the invoice for each Common Purpose course paid for by Lothian & Borders Police.

By 'Common Purpose', I mean the training organisation of that name: http://www.commonpurpose.org/home.aspx

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley

Lothian and Borders Police

Dear Sir

Freedom of Information Request -

Thank you for your email dated 13 October 2009 regarding the shadowing of Police Officers.

Unfortunately, I must seek clarification of your name before Lothian and Borders Police can progress with your request. Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Section 8 requires that when making a request for information an applicant must provide his or her name, together with an address for correspondence. While the Scottish Information Commissioner deems that an e-mail address is sufficient for the purposes of the Act, he has also issued guidance that states that an applicant must provide his or her own name when making a request. A recent Court of Session case (against the Scottish Information Commissioner) also stressed that the requestor's proper name was required.

I would be grateful if you could provide this information, and a response to your request for information will be completed in due course.

Yours Sincerely

Paul Wallace
Force Information Unit
Lothian and Borders Police

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Dear Paul

Thank you for your prompt response, Although it appears to me to make very little sense.

I am am puzzled as to why you referred to my request as being "regarding the shadowing of Police Officers"
I don't understand what that means or where you got it from?

You also asked for clarification of my name "Mark: Quigley" please specify which part of my name needs clarifying to enable you to proceed? Or which part you think is improper?

Thirdly you wrote "While the Scottish Information Commissioner deems that an e-mail address is sufficient"

You now have been provided twice with a name and address, so please proceed to answer the request for information.

Please read the request again I have copied and pasted it for you as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Lothian & Borders Police - Common Purpose expenditure and invoices

Dear Sir or Madam

Please detail total expenditure by Lothian & Borders Police on
Common Purpose courses for each of the following years: 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 to
date.

Please also supply a copy of the invoice for each Common Purpose
course paid for by Lothian & Borders Police.

By 'Common Purpose', I mean the training organisation of that name:
http://www.commonpurpose.org/home.aspx

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley

Lothian and Borders Police

Dear Sir

Thank you for your email.

Firstly, please accept my apologies making reference to the incorrect subject matter. This was an administration error on my part.

The clarification that I was referring to in my previous email concerned the use of a colon after your forename ("Mark:"). I would be grateful if you could clarify if this is a typographical error or is actually part of your name?

If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0131 311 3901.

Kind regards,

Paul Wallace
Force Information Unit
Lothian and Borders Police

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Dear Paul,

Thank you for another prompt response and your courtesy, Please feel free to call me Mark rather than Sir as I do not own that title having never been a knight of any particular order.

I am however a free man living on the land, And as such I am not the legal person MARK QUIGLEY that was created by means of what is called my birth certificate which of course I was not a party to that contract.

I do not have a forename or a surname merely a given name Mark and a family name Quigley.

The colon is the correct writing of my name in common law and God Law. The use also distinguishes from the legal fiction.

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley

Lothian and Borders Police

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Dear Mr Quigley

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION;
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your email received 14 October 2009 regarding Common Purpose Training Courses; and for your statement about your given name and family name. In this context, it is important that we make requestors aware that if they do not use their real name the result is that they would not be able to exercise their right of appeal as defined in Section 56 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In terms of your request, I would point out that what the Act states is that information should be provided not a copy of documentation. All the information from the invoices other than the name of the police officer or member of staff is given on the attached table. The names of the police officers and staff are exempt under the fair processing terms of the Data Protection Act 1998: exemption under Section 38 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Records for Lothian and Borders Police's involvement in the Common Purpose Training Course exist from 2006 (and therefore information for earlier years falls under the criteria of section 17 of the Freedom of information (Scotland) Act: Information Not Held) because of the emphasis on partnership working and community reassurance. However, it was always recognised that it was training that had to be targeted because of the commitment, and time, expended by the individual and the Force.

If you have any questions about the above or I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me again. However, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, you have the right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your enquiry. This should be done within 40 working days of receiving this email. If you wish to appeal please contact Rachel Watson, Head of Force Information Unit, Lothian and Borders Police, Police Headquarters, Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1RB. Please note that subsequent to this internal review there is a right of appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

Yours Sincerely

Paul Wallace
Force Information Unit

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Paul

Thank you, for your diligence in this matter,and for providing some of the Information requested.

In order to consider the appeal,I would be most grateful if you could define what you mean by a real name?

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley

Lothian and Borders Police

Dear Mr Quigley,

Thank you for your email.

I am afraid that Paul is on annual leave this week; therefore I shall answer your question on his behalf.

I note that you are requesting clarification on Paul's statement concerning the use of a "real name". Paul is referring to guidelines set by the Information Commissioner, which state that if some is dissatisfied with the way an authority has responded to a Freedom of Information request, they have a right to appeal. In order for the appeal to be processed the Commissioner's office require the requestor's full and real name in the same way a court would, if you were summoned to appear.

You can find more information about this on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/FAQ/G....

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email or by phone on 0131 311 3901.

Kind regards,

Gabriella Trybalska
Force Information Unit

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Dear Gabriella Trybalska

Mr Quigley is dead. Thank you for answering a question on behalf of Paul raised by Mark of the Quigley Family though.

I would like to take the opportunity of the almost biblical 40 days, to consider how I feel about the company trading as Lothian and Borders Police spending nearly 26k of taxpayers money on common purpose courses. I would like to know, why you feel the need not to name the names of those who attended?

Has the man known as David Strang Acting as Chief Of Police been on one of these courses?

As you may or not be aware? other Police Forces in Britain you will find referenced on the site "what do they know" have been more forthcoming. what are you hiding? Is the keeping of such matters hidden, going to help the confidence of the public.

Yours faithfully,
Real Name
Mark: Quigley agent and principle creditor for the legal person MARK QUIGLEY
Real Dead Fiction N-A-ME
PS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person
Persons - In contemporary global thought, once humans are born, personhood is considered automatic via Legal fiction created by a Birth certificate. (Unless rebutted by means of an Notice of Understanding and Claim Of Right similar to the one I sent your Chief Mr David Strang)

Michael Traill left an annotation ()

What a complete waste of time! A wynd up merchat on the go me thinks!

LBP could be dealing with genuine FOI enquiries rather than wasting their time with people who abuse the privilage of FOI legislation.

Mark: Quigley left an annotation ()

Michael Trail

How very dare you! make judgements about my intent.

You have made 25 FOI requests I find you impertinent!

Michael Traill left an annotation ()

Your annotation backs up my original comment.

Mark: Quigley left an annotation ()

Michael

Why don't you specify why asking L&B police how much they have spent on common purpose training courses is a waste of time.

I know why I asked and why I needed the information.

What gives you the right to judge my intent?

Why dont you answer that question, instead of leaving presumptuous comments.

Michael Traill left an annotation ()

The subject of your FOI requets is valid enough, but there appears to be a 'carry on' with your name issue and they way in which you conduct yourself in communication between yourself and the concerned public authority. IMO.

Mark: Quigley left an annotation ()

Please specify in what way there has been a carry on. and who was causing the carry on. who's name is it? do I have to stand under the name on my birth certificate?

Or can I change my name to suit what I am commonly called in Scotland?

I know the answer to these questions do you?

I do not have the time or inclination to criticise you I don't know why you feel inclined to critize me.

I reserve the right to be me and to communicate as I see fit,I value you that right for everyone else even you! Do you have any proof otherwise I repeat what is this carry on you keep speaking of.

And again who appointed you as judge of me?

Lothian and Borders Police

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Dear Mr Quigley

Thank-you for your request for a review of the response that was sent to your request for copies of the invoices for those officers and staff from Lothian and Borders who undertook Common Purpose Training

I have reviewed your request and the response that was made.

I agree with the approach where you were supplied with information from the invoices rather than copies of the invoices themselves. However, I do agree that some of the names of those who attended the training courses should have been released. In this I am following guidance which the Scottish Information has provided on the identification of staff on the basis of their role within an organisation (either seniority or the nature of the role). Certain individuals who attended Common Purpose Training did meet these criteria and therefore their names are now entered in the attached spreadsheet. Others, however, did not and these names continue to be withheld: under the section 38(1b) exemption as the release of this information would be contrary to the first data protection principle (fair processing).

I think that it is important to remember that training like this is for personal development and seniority is not necessarily the main criterion for attendance.

In answer to your additional question: the Chief Constable has not attended any of these courses.

It should be noted that subsequent to this review there is a right of appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS, telephone 01334 464 610.

Yours Sincerely
Rachel Watson
Head of the Force Information Unit

Telephone (Direct Line): 0131 311 3679

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Dear Rachel,

Thank you, for your reconsideration of this matter and the additional information.

Yours faithfully,

Mark: Quigley