Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers...
they will be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

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 seized when the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods
have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it meant your
business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council 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
7.would you employ enforcement agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
8.who are your current agents

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Claire Moore Contact: Ann Dickson
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR03FD3F3
Date: 08/01/2020

Dear Ms. Moore

Freedom of Information : PAR03FD3F3

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 19/12/2019 about Baillif Indemnities.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 22/01/2020. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Claire Moore Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR03FD3F3
Date: 22/01/2020

Dear Ms. Moore

Freedom of Information Enquiry: PAR03FD3F3

Thank you for your information request dated 19/12/2019.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

1) Does not apply in Scotland.  We use Sheriff officers who do not seize
goods.
2) Does not apply in Scotland.  We use Sheriff officers who do not seize
goods.
3) Contracts with Sheriff officers would require them to adhere to the
Equality Act.
4) Again as hypothetical question this is not covered by FOI legislation
but would investigate and act accordingly.
5) Any breach of contract would be investigated.
6) All contact with vulnerable tenants is recorded and accessible to the
Council through reports and customer online portal.
7) Our contracts are let in accordance with procurement law & we would not
knowingly do so.
8) Stirling Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland
 

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

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