Missing persons in UK National Parks

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Dear UK Association of National Parks Authorities,

Could you please provide the number of missing persons who have gone missing whilst at one of the UK 15 National Parks. Please could you indicate whether they were found or not found.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yours faithfully,


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Sent request to National Parks UK again, using a new contact address.

Dear UK Association of National Parks Authorities,

My request is now overdue a response, please respond accordingly.

Yours faithfully,


Andy John,

Hello James - thanks for getting in touch. Let me first address the FOI
issue. Here is our standard response:

According to section 1 of the FOIA:

"Any person making a request for information to a public authority is
entitled to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request"

Therefore, only public authorities are subject to the FOIA. National Parks
UK is not a public authority under the Act.

It should be noted that we're only a small organisation that has been set up
to assist the National Parks with a few key tasks. We're not a governing
body over the 15 National Parks of the UK, which by and large manage
themselves as singular entities, so I'm afraid we wouldn't hold the kind of
information you're after centrally. It might be best to issue each
individual National Park a FOI request, as I imagine that they do fall under
public authorities. Wouldn't it be better to request this info from the
police? Do they fall under POI requests?

Hope this helps - Andy

Andy John

National Parks UK

126 Bute Street


CF10 5LE

t: 02920 499966

f: 02920 499980

w: www.nationalparks.gov.uk

8am - 6pm Tuesday to Friday

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