Dear Darlington Borough 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

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Ms Moore

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 19th December 2019. 

 

We are processing your request in accordance with our Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Request Procedure, which you can
find on our [1]website.

 

If we need more information in order to process your request, we will
contact you in due course.

 

You can expect a full response to your request within 20 working days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Seddon

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Moore

 

Request reference: DBC-3490-19 

Please find attached the Council's response to your recent request for
information. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Seddon

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

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Dear Darlington Borough Council,

i thank you for your answers

can i ask though however that you answer the ones that you have stated are a opinion

these questions are in the public interest and it is important bailiffs know what is in your contract and code of ethics.over 100 councils have answered these questions in order to make enforcement agents aware secret inemnities ie deals they do with vulnerable people behind the backs of local councils are always divulged

please try again.for examples of other councils use the keywords bailiff indemnities

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

This document was classified as: OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Moore

Thank you for your email received on 21st January 2020. As per our response, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to recorded information held by a Public Body. There is no requirement for an officer to give their opinion as this would fall outside of the scope of the Act. The Council are not trying to withhold information, we simply do not hold it. If you remain dissatisfied with our response you do have the right to request an internal review.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Seddon
Complaints and Information Governance Assistant
Town Hall
Darlington
DL1 5QT
01325 406777

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Dear Freedom of Information,

hello
the other 100 councils that have answered without issue have taken the answers from their code of ethics and contract
the answers are there in your paperwork in order to protect your customers

Yours sincerely,

claire moore

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

This document was classified as: OFFICIAL

Dear Claire

As per our previous email, if you wish to pursue an Internal Review please let me know and we can begin this process.

Kind regards

Sue Williamson
Complaints and Information Governance Assistant
Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall,
Darlington DL1 5QT (Room No.303)
Tel : 01325 405418, Ext : 5418
Email: [email address]
www.darlington.gov.uk

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