Home Office Guidance on Degree of Disablement

Claudine Paquet made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Association of Police Authorities
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais hwn wedi cael ei dynnu'n ôl gan y sawl a'i wnaeth. Efallai y bydd esboniad yn yr ohebiaeth isod.

Dear Association of Police Authorities,

I am making a request for information that your Association might hold.

I understand that the Association of Police Authorities is not strictly a public body and is therefore not obliged to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. However, I am hoping that in the interests of openness and transparency – values that your member organisations firmly subscribe to – that you will feel able to release the requested information.

In or around May 2002 Mr. Colin Phillips, then Police Pensions and Retirement Officer in the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group within the Home Office wrote to Mr Honeyman of your Association. He was seeking the Association's views on proposed guidance that the Home Office would then shortly be issuing, concerning the calculation of degree of disablement of former police officers in receipt of injury pensions.

To assist you, I have below provided a link to a web page that contains a copy of what must be a similar letter that Mr. Collins sent to the Association of Chief Police Officers.

I would like to know if your Association canvassed the views of your members, and if so, would like a copy of any communication that was sent and copies of the replies received.

I would also like to have a copy of the response, if any, that your Association sent to Mr. Collins.

Mr Collin's letter can be viewed and downloaded from:


Yours faithfully,

Claudine Paquet

Gadawodd Claudine Paquet anodiad ()

Injury pensioners and their supporters may wish to sign a new petition that calls on the Home Office to, this time round, issue some sensible advice.

Take a look - it is very much to the point.


à cœur vaillant rien d’impossible!

Dear Association of Police Authorities,

I am checking on the progress of a request for information that I made to you on the 29th September.

To date, I have not received a response - nor even an acknowledgement.

Could I ask you to please let me know if you are now able to provide the requested information?

Yours faithfully,

Claudine Paquet

Dear Association of Police Authorities,

Your silence speaks loudly of your commitment to transparency in local government.

I take it then that you have something to hide or are ashamed of your actions.

Yours faithfully,

Claudine Paquet

Gadawodd John Jarman anodiad ()

Anyone who has an interest in, or a concern with, the maladministration of injury pensions by some forces and police authorities can find further information via these links:

PIPIN – a web site for disabled former officers

SCRIBD – a collection of documents relating to police injury pensions, including results of research conducted via Freedom of Information Act requests

Pension.pen.io – a web site containing practical advice for former officers on injury pensions

An article on Home Office Circular 46/2004 can be seen on Wikipedia