Disclosure Details

UFO Crashes Etc - 622/12

Dated: 31 Jul 2015

Date of request:   01/08/2012

Date of response:   08/08/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 1 August 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for documents and correspondence associated with activities and projects carried out in schools and the community incorporating UFO crashes, alien abductions, and similar scenarios conducted as educational training exercises, with any related correspondence and research studies that have been received and produced regarding such matters.

Could you please supply me with copies of documentation and materials relating to the above that you hold in any form, such as paper and electronic records, including any subsequent emails concerning these subjects? Also, a list of these events that have been run with details of where and when they were held, as well as any future similar plans.

I understand that these activities have been held since 2008 so could the information commence from this period if at all possible please?  I understand that since 2008 the UK Police have supported the staging of school yard UFO crash sites at Primary Schools based on an idea from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now part of the Department of Education) and the National Literacy Trust with the aim of finding ways to take writing beyond the classroom and to provide exciting stimuli for storytelling.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Communications Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.  The force has not been associated with any such activities.

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/index.asp

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us underour complaints procedure which can be found at:http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act. 

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