Dear Merseyside Police,

I recently made a Freedom of Information Act request, to which you responded very fully and helpfully.

Your reference for the request is DJ 092/14

I would now like to make a new request, following up on the information provided.

Your response advised that, 'In January 2014 the
National Attendance Management forum issued new guidance in respect of injury award reviews.'

I would like a copy of the above mentioned guidance provided by the National Attendance Management Forum in respect of injury award reviews.

Yours faithfully,

Greg Bowers

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

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Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

 

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Dear Bowers,

 

I write in connection with your application for information which was
received by Merseyside Police. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

(Paraphrased) 'In January 2014 the National Attendance Management forum
issued new guidance in respect of injury award reviews.' A copy of that
guidance.

 

The Information Commissioner requires public authorities to ensure that a
Freedom of Information application is fully understood before providing a
response. Where there is ambiguity in an application, public authorities
are required to seek clarification from the applicant. To enable
Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please provide this
office with further information? I provide some guidance that may assist
you more clearly to describe the information you require:

 

I am advised that the above could possibly refer to previous guidance or
to the current guidance operative from  "1st March 2013, updated, February
2014 (review due after Injury Benefit  Regs 2013 enactment).

 

Would you please confirm which guidance you refer to. I suspect that you
may be looking for the current guidance, updated from February 2014?

 

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third
party.

 

However, if the requested information has not been received by one month
after the above date, I will consider that you no longer wish to proceed
with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collection and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we receive the
payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request
will remain unanswered.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst (9848)

Merseyside Police

Information Bureau

Disclosure Unit

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69  1JD

 

Fax 0151 777 7095

 

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Attn D Jackson Disclosure Analyst

Dear D Jackson,

Thank you for your message seeking clarification, and for your assistance in indicating what information is available.

In light of what you say, it does seem that the guidance in respect of injury award reviews I am seeking might well be what you describe as '. . . the current guidance, updated from February 2014?'

So, please can you provide me with a copy of that, provided it is indeed guidance issued by the National Attendance Management Forum itself and not guidance from any other source.

Yours sincerely,

Greg Bowers

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

 

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solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

If you have received this email in error please notify the sender as soon 
as possible.

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ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of 
computer viruses.

The views expressed in this communication may not necessarily be the
views of Merseyside Police.

All communications, including telephone calls and electronic messages to
and from Merseyside Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear  Mr. Bowers,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 111-14 MERPOL (please quote in all
correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 09/04/2014. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

(paraphrased) Current NAMF Guidance.

 

Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that your requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the Force H.R. Department. The searches located the records
relevant to your request which are on the attached schedule.  As the
information is subject of copyright which is not held by the Force,
consultation has been made with the copyright holder. 

 

I have today been authorised by the senior decision maker in this case,
Mr. G. Thomas, Disclosure Manager, to disclose information related to 
your application  subject to the deletion of information pursuant to the
provisions of sections 40(2) Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act);
and

 

Your request for information, in relation to the exempt information, has
been considered and the Force is not obliged to supply the information
that you have requested.

 

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a) states that fact,

(b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and

(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

 

Please find attached a schedule consisting of  one page which contains
relevant information relating to copyright and the NAMF Guidance as a
total of 26 pages in pdf format.

 

Complaint Rights

 

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

 

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

 

Yours faithfully

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Information Bureau

Information Access Unit

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL  L69  1JD

Fax: 0151 777 7099

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:   Please see attachment at the top
of the e-mail.

 

 

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