Dear Bassetlaw District Council,
nder foi or in the public interest can you please answer the following questions...we have had over 20 councils now reply to the same questions within 48 hours .we hope you will do the same
1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to issue an
indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the agreement of the council in
cases where they have wrongfully/excessively seized goods to vulnerable people
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods
have to be returned?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by giving a protected party a disadvantage if it meant your
business rates were collected?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost to the
vulnerable victim a material breach of contract .?
6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report when dealing
with vulnerable customers
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
7.if you knew a bailiff agency had hidden a secret indemnity and a failed levy from a large council for years knowing the victim was vulnerable and that the failed levy had caused insurmountable issues would this concern you ?
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
I refer to your recent e-mail requesting information pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request can be summarised as
“information relating to enforcement agent action”
Whilst the Act confers a general right of access to information held by
public authorities section 1 provides that “any person making a request
for information to a public authority is entitled:
a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request; and
b) if that is the case to have that information communicated to him”,
subject to the effect of the exemptions in Part 11 of the Act.
Therefore pursuant to the Council’s duty to confirm or deny whether or not
it holds the information requested I can confirm that the Council holds
some of the information.
Please see attached response to your questions
If you are dissatisfied with the Freedom of Information response set out
in this letter you are able to utilise the Council’s complaints procedure
which allows one right of review via this system. Details can be found
using the link below:
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint
the Act confers a further right to complain to the Information
Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk or by writing to Information
Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
(telephone 06125 545745), email [email address], however the
Information Commissioner will not usually consider a complaint if the
complainant has not utilised their one right of review via the Council’s
A J Bayliss
Transactional Finance Manager
Bassetlaw District Council
Dear Andrew Bayliss,
can u resend the answers we cannot see them
Dear Andrew Bayliss,
thank you for your reply and good ethics
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