netname: Merseyside-Residuary-Body

The request was refused by Merseyside Police.

Dear Merseyside Police,

Can you please provide details of Merseyside Police use of the following internet sub net, with the netname: MERSEYSIDE-RESIDUARY-BODY

Deferred to specific whois server: whois.ripe.net...

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% Information related to '94.175.230.160 - 94.175.230.191'

inetnum: 94.175.230.160 - 94.175.230.191
netname: MERSEYSIDE-RESIDUARY-BODY
descr: INTERNET
country: GB
admin-c: NNMC1-RIPE
tech-c: NNMC1-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: AS5462-MNT
source: RIPE # # Filtered

role: NTLI Network Management Centre
address: NTL Internet
address: Crawley Court
address: Winchester
address: Hampshire
address: SO21 2QA
phone: +44 1633710142
admin-c: MH22007-RIPE
admin-c: NR731-RIPE
admin-c: CW1083-RIPE
tech-c: MH22007-RIPE
tech-c: CW1083-RIPE
nic-hdl: NNMC1-RIPE
mnt-by: AS5089-MNT
e-mail: [email address]
source: RIPE # Filtered

% Information related to '94.168.0.0/13AS5462'

route: 94.168.0.0/13
descr: TELEWEST ISP
origin: AS5462
mnt-by: AS5462-MNT
remarks: For abuse notifications please file an on-line case at http://virginmedia.com/netreport
source: RIPE # Filtered

Yours faithfully,

John Bradley

Merseyside Police

Dear Mr Bradley

Reference No : DM107/11


Thank you for your application for information concerning use of internet subnet with netname Merseyside-Residuary-Body. This will be dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt nor containing a reference to a third party. In the event that we are not able to achieve this deadline you
will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised time-scale.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. If this is the case you will be
informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transfer to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible
way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.


Yours sincerely,

Mr D May
Disclosure Analyst
Information Bureau
Merseyside Police
PO Box 59, Liverpool. L69 1JD
Telephone: 0151 777 7021
Fax: 0151 777 7031
Email : [Merseyside Police request email]

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Dear Mr Bradley

Response Letter - FOI Application DM107/11 (please quote in all
correspondence)

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 16/06/2011. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

(paraphrased) Can you please provide details of Merseyside Police use of
the following internet sub net, with the netname: MERSEYSIDE-RESIDUARY-BODY

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within Merseyside
Police to locate information relevant to your request.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at s1(1)(a)
is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is
held. The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been
confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon section 17 of
FOIA requires that Merseyside Police provide the applicant with a notice
which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c)
state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

Merseyside Police neither confirms nor denies that it holds any of the
information requested by virtue of S31(3) Law Enforcement.

Merseyside will never disclose whether or not it holds information which
may put the security of its IT system at risk. This should not be taken as
an inference that the information you have requested, does or does not
exist.

Please find attached my full Response Table and also my Harm Test and
Public Interest Test which provide further details on the decision in this
particular case.

(See attached file: DM107-11 Response Table.doc) (See attached
file: DM107-11 Harm and PIT.doc)

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights of review and of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
to or e-mail me at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Mr D May
Disclosure Analyst
Information Access Unit
Information Bureau
Merseyside Police
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Tel: 0151 777 7021
Fax: 0151 777 7031
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

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We accept that sometimes you may not agree with the decision we’ve made

about your Freedom of Information request. If this is the case there is an

internal complaints procedure that should be followed.

You should make your complaint in writing to:

Information Access Unit

Information Bureau

Merseyside Police

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

It should detail:

What the original request was

The nature of the complaint

Why you feel you should have received more information

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Dear Merseyside Police,

I have already confirmed by alternate means that the netname Merseyside-Residuary-Body is used by Merseyside Police.

See http://ipcc-uk.blogspot.com/2011/06/unde...

It would seem that you own IT staff are the biggest threat to your IT security.

Yours faithfully,

John Bradley

John Bradley left an annotation ()

Turns out that they do own it. Whether disclosing this is a security matter is obviously a question worth asking.