National Undercover Scrutiny Panel

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Dear College of Policing Limited,

National Undercover Scrutiny Panel

In relation to the National Undercover Scrutiny Panel;

Could you please provide me with copies of any advertisements that were published seeking volunteers to participate in this panel?

b) Could you please provide me with copies of any documents that outline/specify the desired qualities and/or qualifications for participants in this panel with particular reference to participants that are neither Police Officers nor former Police Officers.

c) Could you please provide me with copies of any minutes of any meetings where the selection of participants in this panel was discussed?

d) Could you please provide me with a copy of any policy that exists in relation to the vetting of participants in this panel?

e) Could you please inform me if ANY of the current panel members have any relevant operational experience in Undercover Policing?

f) I understand that the unpaid volunteers are not subject to the Code of Ethics, could you please supply me copies of any restrictions that they are subject to e.g. Rules & Regulations etc?

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

College FOI,

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Good afternoon Mr Wright,

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter relating to your request
for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

 

Steven

Ethics, Integrity and Public Interest Co-ordinator

 

College of Policing
10th Floor Riverside House,

2a Southwark Bridge Road,

London

SE1 9HA

 

 

College FOI

Ethics Integrity and Public Interest
Strategic Planning and Public Interest
College of Policing
Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London. SE1 9HA
T: TBC
[email address]
www.college.police.uk

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Dear College of Policing Limited,

Good morning,

I believe that your response to my request is now overdue. I would be grateful if you could now process my request and respond without further undue delay,

Regards

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Dear College of Policing Limited,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of College of Policing Limited's handling of my FOI request 'National Undercover Scrutiny Panel'.

[ The original request is nearly 2 weeks overdue and no apology or explanation has been offered. My polite, gentle reminder remains unanswered and unacknowledged. I am therefore left with no alternative but to request an Internal Review into why my request is so overdue and why my subsequent communication appears to have been ignored. I trust that this request will not meet the same fate.]

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

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Rachel Claughton,

Dear Mr Wright

 

Are you able to provide me with a contact telephone number so I can call
you to say sorry for our delayed response, explain the current situation
and give you an expectation of when you should expect a full reply

 

Thank you

 

Rachel

 

Rachel Claughton

Ethics Integrity and Public Interest Manager
Strategic Planning and Public Interest
College of Policing
Central House, Beckwith Knowle, Otley Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
HG3 1UF
T: 07768 647793
[email address]
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Dear Rachel Claughton,

Good afternoon, unfortunately I do not feel that I want to supply you with a contact number, so if you do not feel able to reply here I'll just have to await your eventual response.

Thank you for the contact.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Wright

Rachel Claughton,

Thank you for such a prompt reply Mr Wright

As there are 12 points to your request we need some time to gather this information. This process has been started but we have yet to gather all the answers for you.

In the first 3 months of 2015 the College has also experienced a 50 percent increase in the number of FOI requests when compared to last years numbers. We are currently recruiting staff to address this.

We have been liaising with the Information Commissioners Office to advise them of our circumstances.

At this time I anticipate we will be able to answer your request by the end of next week.

Please let me know if I can help any further

Rachel Claughton

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Dear Rachel Claughton,

Thank you very much, an early explanation would have satisfied me, instead seemed like my 'reminder' was being ignored.

Once again, thank you

Yours sincerely,

Alan Wright

College FOI,

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Mr Wright,

Further to your request below, please see the attached letter.

Lucy

Lucy Stewart-Winters
Ethics, Integrity and Public Interest Secretariat
College of Policing
Leamington Road
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Coventry CV8 3EN
T: 02476 826175
M: 07827305961

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College FOI,

Our Ref:   FOIA-2015-0021-WRIGHT

Your Ref:  NA

Date:        8 May 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Wright,

RE:   Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request: National Undercover
Scrutiny Panel

 

Further to our letter sent to you dated 1^st May 2015, the College can now
confirm that we aim to respond to your Freedom of Information Act Request
by no later than Friday 29^th May 2015.

 

If you no longer wish to pursue with this enquiry please notify us as your
earliest opportunity at: [1][email address].police.uk 

 

 

Your attention is drawn to your complaint rights below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Merilyne Knox  

Ethics, Integrity and Public Interest,

Strategic Planning and Public Interest

College of Policing

 

Complaints Rights:

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the College of Policing made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act) regarding access to information you can lodge a complaint with
the College of Policing to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

[2][email address].police.uk 

 

In all possible circumstances the College of Policing will aim to respond
to your complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

If, after lodging a complaint with the College of Policing you are still
dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information
Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at:

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

 

 

 

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College FOI,

Our Ref:   FOIA-2015-0021-WRIGHT

Your Ref:  NA

Date:        28 May 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Wright,

RE:   Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request: National Undercover
Scrutiny Panel

 

Further to our letter sent to you dated 8th May 2015, the College can now
confirm that we aim to respond to your Freedom of Information Act Request
by no later than Friday 26^th June 2015.

 

If you no longer wish to pursue with this enquiry please notify us as your
earliest opportunity at: [1][email address

 

 

Your attention is drawn to your complaint rights below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ms M Knox  

Ethics, Integrity and Public Interest,

Strategic Planning and Public Interest

College of Policing

 

Complaints Rights:

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the College of Policing made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act) regarding access to information you can lodge a complaint with
the College of Policing to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

[2][email address

 

In all possible circumstances the College of Policing will aim to respond
to your complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

If, after lodging a complaint with the College of Policing you are still
dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information
Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at:

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

 

 

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College FOI,

Our Reference:        
IR-2015-0003-WRIGHT_NATIONAL_UNDER_COVER_SCRUTINY_PANEL

Date:                        28 May 2015     

 

 

Dear Mr Wright,

Thank you for your email dated 28^th April 2015, requesting an internal
review of the way in which your Freedom of Information Act 2000 (or ‘FoIA
2000’) request dated 15^th March 2015 has been handled.

 

We recognise the personal effort it takes to draft a formal request for
information held by a public body and the level of expectation that the
public body will a) respond to that request within the statutory
timescales and b) provide the requested information.  We also recognise
that the College of Policing has regretfully not respond to your request
within the statutory deadlines (which it is noted is a s10 breach of the
FoIA 2000). However, it is as a result of the sensitivities of the
information requested that we are of the view that it is imperative that
the College of Policing provides a response, which is transparent but also
safeguards against inappropriate disclosure.

 

 

Further (and as confirmed by T/Inspector Claughton on the 30^th April
2015), your request has unfortunately formed part of a back-log of
requests as a result of the College receiving a significant increase in
the number of Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests. Whilst we welcome
this level of public engagement and interest in the work and activities of
the College of Policing, this sudden in-flux in demand has created a mini
back-log, which we are actively addressing through the appointment and
training of staff.

 

 

I can, therefore, confirm that the College of Policing were in breach of
s10 of the FoIA 2000 in terms of not providing you a response within the
statutory deadlines.

 

May I take this opportunity to thank you once again for your interest in
the College of Policing. Your attention is drawn to the complaints policy
below.

 

Kindest Regards

Ms M Knox | Ethics, Integrity & Public Interest

Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.college.police.uk

 

 

Complaints Rights:

If, after lodging a complaint with the College of Policing you are still
dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information
Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at:

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

 

 

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Alan Wright left an annotation ()

The Internal Review is complete, I now await the outcome of my original request

Dear College FOI,

I thank you for your various updates, but despite your unilateral extensions this request is now overdue again.

Can I please have your response ASAP? This matter has now been dragging on for months. Not acceptable.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Alan Wright

College FOI,

Dear Mr Wright,

 

Thank you for your email. I can assure you that we are very close to the
completion of your request. We are in the process of completing the final
stages of our wider consultation processes which we hope to finalise
within the next two-three weeks.

 

To this end, I can confirm that we are working to a final target of Friday
24th July 2015 at which point you will received our response to your FoIA
2000 request.

 

With best regards,

Ms M Knox

Ethics, Integrity and Public Interest,

Strategic Planning and Public Interest

College of Policing

[1]www.college.police.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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College FOI,

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Dear Mr Wright,

Further to your request to the College of Policing made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please find attached our response and a number of attachments.

Thank you for your interest shown in the College.

Yours Sincerely,
Neil Smith| Ethics, Integrity & Public Interest
College of Policing
Email: [email address]
Website: www.college.police.uk
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