Number of terrorists identified by random searches

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, British Transport Police should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

F. Sterling

Dear Sir or Madam,

How many terrorists or suspected terrorists have been detained (even for a brief period) using random searches at railway stations under S.44 of the Terrorism Act 2000?

Yours faithfully,

Lubin, Simon,

Thanks for your message.

I have passed your request on to our Freedom of Information Manager.
For any further correspondence please contact
[email address]

Regards,

Simon Lubin

Media Relations Manager

British Transport Police

25 Camden Road

London NW1 9LN

T: 020 7830 8854

F: 020 7830 8944

M: 07771 670116

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releases. Register for a Press Pass to receive exclusive information.

http://www.btp.presscentre.com

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Christopher left an annotation ()

Based on this and previous replies, it sounds like the FoI contact held by WhatDoTheyKnow isn't quite correct.

Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Yup - we were using the general contact address as we hadn't found an FOI specific address. I've changed it to use the specific one given both in the message above, and in the source code to the HTML form at http://www.btp.police.uk/foi.htm.

It is Brian Coleman's address, which isn't ideal, we don't like using addresses which are specific people rather than general for FOI, but sometimes you have to.

Christopher left an annotation ()

Cool.

Though it's a bit scary to see BTP using form_mailer.pl like that. I wonder how much spam gets sent through that script? Should I submit a FoI request to find out? ;)

James Bridle left an annotation ()

I'm currently covering related issues and FOI requests at http://44searches.wordpress.com/ - let me know when you have a response.

Dear Mr Lubin,

I am still awaiting a reply to my FOI request. It is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Sterling

Lubin, Simon,

Thanks for your message. As I said below, for further correspondence,
please use the FOI contact page:

http://www.btp.police.uk/foi.htm

Regards,

Simon Lubin

Media Relations Manager

British Transport Police

25 Camden Road

London NW1 9LN

T: 020 7830 8854

F: 020 7830 8944

M: 07771 670116

Visit the BTP Media Centre to access and download the latest press
releases. Register for a Press Pass to receive exclusive information.

http://www.btp.presscentre.com

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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Your followup was sent to Mr. Lubin - it sends them as a reply to the message you click "Send follow up" on (I'm going to improve this interface soon as it is causing a few people problems, when I work out how it should be!).

If you click the "send follow up" link on your original message, it will send to the new address for requests. Or start a brand new request, that might be easier.

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