The Official Secrets Acts 1911 - 1989

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Dear York Minster Police,

I am writing to respectfully make a request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request is as follows:-

1) Please, can you provide a list of all employee roles who are employed by your authority and are subject to the provisions as set out in the Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989?

This can be provided in any format, however, a spreadsheet detailing each role and a mark as to whether the role requires the role holder to sign a declaration as to their recognition of being bound thus required to comply with the Act(s).

2) Please provide a disclosure of the format used by your authority which requires the signature of any role holder who is subject to provisions as set out in the Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 such as an "Official Secrets Acts & Confidentiality Declaration"

If I am able to provide any further information in order to assist your search for information in order to successfully respond to this request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Jarvis

Andy Oates, York Minster Police

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Dear Mr Jarvis,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information regarding the above,
which has been passed to me for attention and reply. Please note that this
organisation does not respond to FOI requests, as the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) does not apply to us. This is because:

 

(1) neither York Minster nor the Minster’s governing body (the Chapter of
York) is a “public authority” as defined by Schedule 1 of the Act, and

 

(2) with reference to Schedule 1 Paragraph 64 of the Act, this is not an
organisation that “by virtue of any enactment has the function of
nominating individuals who may be appointed as Special Constables”. York
Minster’s Cathedral Constables are nominated for appointment on a common
law, not a statutory, basis.

 

“York Minster Police” is simply the name that we use for York Minster’s
in-house security team – it is not a part of the national policing
service. The territorial police force that is responsible for the
investigation of all crime and for responding to all 101/999 Police calls
in all parts of the City of York is North Yorkshire Police.

 

The York Minster Police team is employed by the Chapter of York to provide
a security service within the Minster and property owned by Chapter in the
adjacent Minster Precinct – which it does by agreement with, and subject
to the primacy of, North Yorkshire Police. North Yorkshire Police retains
full statutory authority and responsibility for maintaining a policing
service throughout the whole of the City of York, including all parts of
the Minster Precinct.

 

I hope that this clarification is helpful to you.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Oates

Legal Adviser & Chapter Clerk

(Solicitor, non-practising)

York Minster

 

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Tel:  01904 557210

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From: Ryan Jarvis [[3]mailto:[FOI #621478 email]]

Sent: 19 November 2019 01:17

To: info <[4][York Minster Police request email]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - The Official Secrets Acts 1911 -
1989

 

Dear York Minster Police,

 

I am writing to respectfully make a request in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. My request is as follows:-

 

1) Please, can you provide a list of all employee roles who are employed
by your authority and are subject to the provisions as set out in the
Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989?

 

This can be provided in any format, however, a spreadsheet detailing each
role and a mark as to whether the role requires the role holder to sign a
declaration as to their recognition of being bound thus required to comply
with the Act(s).

 

2) Please provide a disclosure of the format used by your authority which
requires the signature of any role holder who is subject to provisions as
set out in the Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 such as an "Official
Secrets Acts & Confidentiality Declaration"

 

If I am able to provide any further information in order to assist your
search for information in order to successfully respond to this request,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ryan Jarvis

 

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