Dear Hartlepool Council,

This will not be a complaint about you but is in the public interest
under foi can you answer within your contract or answering as ethically as you would behave in the circumstances the following please

Would you allow your agents to issue a indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized and to present it to
vulnerable people

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned?

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it
meant your business rates were collected .

How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

if a bailiff said a firm that was being collected from was going to go bust .would you tell the bailiff to continue the levy or perform a balance test in the public interests?

yours sincerly
steve perkins
Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

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Dear Hartlepool Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Hartlepool Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bailiff indemnities'.

dear sirs

over 50 responsible councils have now answered with clarity please do likewise

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

Thank you for your email which has been received by the Council. 

If your request relates to official council held information it will be
handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or
Environmental Information Regulations 2005. We may need to contact you
for further information or clarification. If you do not hear from us,
please accept this email as acknowledgment of your request. You will
receive a final response within the next 20 working days.

If you are writing to find out what information the Council holds about
you, and wish to exercise your ‘Right to Access’ under data protection
legislation (General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act
2018) your request will be processed and responded to within one month of
receiving the request. 

If you have any queries regarding data protection, please do not hesitate
to contact us at  [1][email address] or on 01429 523087.

Following completion of a freedom of information request/ data protection
request, the information relating to the request and response will be
retained by the Council for three years.  For further information on how
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Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations, please
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[4]Panto-Hartlepool

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FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

Dear Steve

Further to your request for information, I can advise as below;

Would you allow your agents to issue a indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized and to present it to vulnerable people
RESPONSE: No

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods have to be returned?
RESPONSE: No

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it meant your business rates were collected .
RESPONSE: No

How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
RESPONSE: The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information, therefore, for the purposes of s1 of the Act, we do not hold the requested information.

if a bailiff said a firm that was being collected from was going to go bust .would you tell the bailiff to continue the levy or perform a balance test in the public interests?
RESPONSE: Look into each case and make a decision on an individual basis.

We hope that this information deals with your request, however if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted to [email address] within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, www.ico.org.uk

Elena Lilley| Legal Administration Officer Hartlepool Borough Council
Tel: (01429) 523647 | Ext: 3647
Email: [email address]

From: steve perkins [mailto:[FOI #625111 email]]
Sent: 04 December 2019 16:31
To: Freedomofinformation <[Hartlepool Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bailiff indemnities

Dear Hartlepool Council,

This will not be a complaint about you but is in the public interest under foi can you answer within your contract or answering as ethically as you would behave in the circumstances the following please

Would you allow your agents to issue a indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized and to present it to vulnerable people

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods have to be returned?

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it meant your business rates were collected .

How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

if a bailiff said a firm that was being collected from was going to go bust .would you tell the bailiff to continue the levy or perform a balance test in the public interests?

yours sincerly
steve perkins
Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

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Dear FOI Responses,

thank you for your prompt reply and transparancy

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins