Scrapping the confidence target and the policing pledge

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Paul Perrin

Dear Sussex Police,

I came across this blog article:
http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/201...

I would like to be sure that Sussex Police are not being insubordinate to the home secretary - accordingly can you tell me what actions you have taken to scrap the target and pledge? Including what resources have been reallocated/freed up regarding this scrapping and what those resources are now being used for.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin,

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Paul Perrin

Dear Sussex Police,

Your response to my request is now entirely overdue (in law).

You are required to respond *PROMPTLY* and certainly no later than 20 working days from the date of the request.

Unless your response is already on its way to me, and our communications have crossed in the post, I will require an internal review of your handling of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Paul Perrin

Dear Sussex Police,

Can you confirm that you have received my request for an internal review?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin,

Thank you for your e-mail. Yes, I can confirm receipt of your request
and apologies for delay in responding to your original request. Your
appeal request has been referred to the Information Compliance Manager
who will reply direct to you.

Yours Sincerely

ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ I Malling House I Church Lane I Lewes BN72DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 45251 Direct dial: 01273 404048
www.sussex.police.uk

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Dear Mr Perrin

I write with reference to your request for an internal review of the
handling of your recent FOI regarding the scrapping of the confidence
targets.

I understand that the information has now been provided and as such this
review was to look at the handling of your request.

Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in the provision of the
information which was clearly outside of the limit set by the Act.
Sussex Police do as far as is possible attempt to answer all FOI
requests within the statutory limit but there are occasions where the
limit is exceeded. There is legal provision in the Act for extending
the deadline where it is necessary to do so to consider the public
interest, but this provision did not apply to your request.

Having looked into the handling of your request it appears the delay was
caused by an overlap of annual leave dates and an administrative
oversight. The FOI Disclosure Officer was on leave and then the
individual who was providing the response was on leave over a similar
period. The request went to the individual, but the fact they were on
leave was missed until very close to the deadline. As a result we were
unable to secure the requested information within the limits but did
seek to provide it as soon as possible afterwards.

I accept that on this occasion we have failed to meet our statutory
obligations and again can only apologise for any inconvenience this may
have caused you.

If you are dissatisfied with this response you do have the right to seek
a further review by the Information Commissioners Office. They can be
contacted at:-

The Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
WILMSLOW
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel 01625 545745
Email [email address]
www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager
Access to Information Team, Corporate Development Department
Tel: 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 DDI. 01273 404049

Sussex Police – Serving Sussex

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