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Re: MoD File Release

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 18:06:21 +0100
Archived: Fri, 30 May 2008 13:50:35 -0400
Subject: Re: MoD File Release


>From: Stanton T Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:28:04 -0300
>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

<snip>

>Thanks, Joe, for clarifying familiarity with security
>procedures. We still have the problem of Need-to-know for
>compartmented information about UFOs, and whether Dave Clarke
>had a clearance of any kind.

If we are going to have to wait for a ufologist with the need-
to-know together with an appropriate security clearance, we are
going to be waiting for a very long time.

On the other hand, if a request for information is turned down,
and appealed through the Information Commissioner, the IC or one
of his agents then has the need-to-know _and_ the appropriate
security clearance to access the information and adjudicate on
the public interest vs. need for secrecy.

>You pointed out that MI5 and MI6 aren't covered by FOIA, right?

Indeed I did, also GCHQ is not covered under FoIA. I also
pointed out my rationale as to why they would have little if any
interest in UFOs.

It seems to me that I can contribute little more of any value to
this thread, I seem to be going round in circles, so I will bow
out and allow Nick Pope to take centre stage at this point, I am
sure that there is little variance between our views in spite of
other disagreements.


Regards,

Joe



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