Ian-Peter:Simpson

Dear Sir or Madam,

In 1999 a UK operation (ORE), targeting online paedophiles was enacted and resulted in finding thousands of suspects. In early 2003, British police began to close in on some top suspects in the Operation Ore investigation, including senior members of Blair's government. However, Blair issued a D-Notice, resulting in a gag order on the press from publishing any details of the investigation. Blair cited the impending war in Iraq as a reason for the D-Notice. Police also discovered links between British Labour government paedophile suspects and the trafficking of children for purposes of prostitution from Belgium and Portugal (including young boys from the Casa Pia orphanage in Portugal).

With this in mind,I would like answers to the following questions, please.

1. As the Iraq war is no longer an issue, have any follow-up enquiries or prosecutions occurred with regard to the individuals identified in the above operation?

2. As the Iraq war is no longer an issue,if not, why not?

3. As the Iraq war is no longer an issue,who are/were they?

4. What is your unit doing about Paedophillia in British Politics at this time?

5. Are there any current ongoing operations targeting these people?

6. If not why not?

I would add that I realise you will not discuss sensitive or ongoing cases, but I would like assurance that these sick individuals will not be allowed to get away with their 'tastes', just because they are or were members of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

Ian-Peter:Simpson

Ian-Peter:Simpson

Dear Sir or Madam,

I note that I have as yet received no reply to my freedom of information request, which was due a reply by today, 18th JUNE 2009.

You are now breaking the law which governs these requests. I am therefore requesting an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Ian-Peter:Simpson

CEOP Enquiries,

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Dear Ian Peter Simpson

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You have requested information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (the "2000 Act"). CEOP is an affiliate of the Serious Organised
Crime Agency (SOCA). SOCA (and therefore CEOP) is not listed in Schedule 1
as a public authority for the purposes of the 2000 Act and as a result
CEOP is under no statutory duty to provide you with information you have
requested.

Any information from or relating to SOCA also has an absolute exemption
from disclosure by other public authorities by virtue of Section 23 of the
2000 Act (as amended by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005).

For more information about the Freedom of Information Act please contact
the Office of the Information Commissioner, or view their web site at
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CEOP also publishes various information on its website [3]www.ceop.gov.uk

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Paul Perrin left an annotation ()

Just because they say they don't *have* to disclose, doesn't mean they can't disclose. Request should at least get a response stating that they are refusing to supply information, rather than simply saying they are't obliged to give information.

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