Dear National Police Chief's Council,

I wish to see full copy of the hard/no deal Brexit preparation report mentioned in this report below:

https://news.sky.com/story/police-plan-f...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Church

National Police Chiefs' Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER:   000155/18

 

A Freedom of Information request has been received by the NPCC on
10/09/2018.

 

The NPCC is not yet a designated body covered by the terms of the Freedom
of Information legislation. Following the dissolution of the Association
of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), designation under the Freedom of
Information Act did not automatically transfer across to the National
Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

 

For these reasons it is important that you clearly understand that not
being bound by the legislation means that the NPCC cannot apply exemptions
to disclosure, engage the fees regulations and there is no recourse from
the applicant’s perspective to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

NPCC Acknowledgement:

 

It is the intention of the NPCC to comply with the spirit of the
legislation and I hope to be in a position to respond to your within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days subject to the provisions of the
Act.

 

In the unlikely event that the NPCC is unable to meet the 20 working day
deadline, you will be informed as soon as possible and given a revised
time-scale for response.

 

Kind regards.

Sherry

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

 

National Police Freedom of Information & Data Protection Unit (NPFDU)

PO Box 481, Fareham, PO14 9FS

 

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NB: Non-work day - Friday

 

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National Police Chiefs' Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER:   000155/18

 

I wish to advise you that the following exemption is engaged in relation
to your request:

 

Section 31 Law Enforcement

 

By virtue of Section 31(a)(b) where public authorities have to consider
the balance of the public interest in relation to a request, they do not
have to comply with the request until such times as is reasonable in the
circumstances.

 

This is a qualified exemption and there is a requirement to conduct a
public interest test.  I am obliged to consult with all stakeholders who
may be affected by me complying with your request.

 

Upon completion of this process I am then required to ascertain where the
balance in compliance with both my duty to confirm or deny what
information exists and/or in disclosure of any relevant information.

 

This process is ongoing, and when considering these matters I am entitled
to extend the deadline for complying with your request.

 

Unfortunately, this does mean that the NPCC will not be able to respond to
your request in full within 20 working days of the original receipt.

 

The new estimated date for compliance will be 05/11/2018.   If you have
any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

It may also assist you to understand that Following the dissolution of the
Association of Police Chief Officers (ACPO), designation under the Freedom
of Information Act did not automatically transfer across to the National
Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The NPCC, as the new coordinating body,
should clearly be open to the same level of scrutiny and transparency as
its predecessor and it is anticipated that an Order to bring the NPCC
under the auspices of FOIA will be forthcoming. This is currently the
responsibility of the Cabinet Office and the NPCC is supporting the
Cabinet Office in bringing forward the Order.

 

In the meantime, the NPCC will comply with the spirit of the Freedom of
Information Act and will respond to all requests received as if it were
still subject to FOIA.   Applicants should note, however, that until the
formal designation is in place and the legislation is amended to include
the NPCC, the Internal Review process will remain in place but there is no
legal basis to pursue complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sherry

 

 

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

 

National Police Freedom of Information & Data Protection Unit (NPFDU)

PO Box 481, Fareham, PO14 9FS

 

[1]http://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolici...

 

T   | 02380 478922

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [2][NPCC request email]

W | [3]www.npccc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day - Friday

 

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached NPCC response to your Freedom of Information request.

With kindest regards.

Sherry

 

Sherry Traquair

NPCC Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker

 

National Police Freedom of Information & Data Protection Unit (NPFDU)

PO Box 481, Fareham, PO14 9FS

 

[1]http://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolici...

 

T   | 02380 478922

M | 077 685 53447

E   | [2][NPCC request email]

W | [3]www.npccc.police.uk

 

NB: Non-work day - Friday

 

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