Off-road vehicle use

Maria Bailie made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Gwent Police Authority

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

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Gwent Police Authority.

Dear Gwent Police Authority,

I am writing a dissertation on the impact and management of the illegal use of motor propelled vehicles (quad bikes, motor bikes, mini motos and 4x4s) in the South Wales area. Can you provide information on the following:

1. The amount of complaints received in 2010 about the inappropriate use of these vehicles.
2. How many Section 59 warnings were issues in 2010.
3. How many arrests were made.
4. How many operations South Wales Police made in 2010 to reduce the impact of the use
of these vehicles.

I would be very grateful to receive your help in respect of this information. If there is any specific officer that I should speak to about the problem it would be good to be pointed in the right direction.

Regards
Maria

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Good morning Maria

Your email asks for information regarding South Wales Police - you have emailed Gwent Police Authority. Do you request the same information from us?

Regards

Joanne Regan
Committee and Member Services Officer
Gwent Police Authority

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Dear Gwent Police Authority,
Hi Joanne,

Yes I do require the information from you both if it covers different areas. If the information from South Wales Police covers the Newport/Gwent area too then I only require that.

Thanks for your help

Maria Bailie

PoliceAuthority,

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Maria

I have passed your email onto the Freedom of Information department for a response

Regards

Joanne Regan
Committee and Member Services Officer - Swyddog Gwasanaethau y Cyngor ac Aelodau Gwent Police Authority / Awdurdod Heddlu Gwent Police Headquarters / Pencadlys yr Heddlu Croesyceiliog, Cwmbrân. NP44 2XJ

Tel / Ffôn: 01633 642015
Fax / Ffacs: 01633 643095
Internal / Mewnol: 710 3471
E-mail/E-bost: [email address]

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Freedom Of Information,

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Dear Ms Bailie,

Freedom of Information Request 2011/14481

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 which was received in this office on the 21^st February 2011.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at,
Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified
in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of FOIA, I can confirm that
information you requested is held by Gwent Police for the below questions
but we are unable to comply with your request to supply data.

The information that you are seeking is in relation to the following:

I am writing a dissertation on the impact and management of the illegal
use of motor propelled vehicles (quad bikes, motor bikes, mini motos and
4x4s) in the Gwent Police area. Can you provide information on the
following:

Q1. The amount of complaints received in 2010 about the inappropriate use
of these vehicles.

A1. Please see answer three.

Q2. How many Section 59 warnings were issues in 2010?

A2. Please see answer three.

Q3. How many arrests were made?

A3. The exemption applicable to the information you have requested for
this question can be found at Section 12(1) of the Act and this refusal
notice is issued under Section 17(5).

Section 12(1) "does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request
for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with
the request would exceed the appropriate limit."

In the case of a police force, the appropriate limit is set at £450,
which is calculated at £25 per hour (i.e. 18 hours). Given the number of
logs that would have to be examined to extract the data you have requested
for the period you have requested, and the fact the records would have to
be manually examined this would take more than 18 hours of staff time
therefore we are unable to answer this question and the exemption is
engaged.

In relation to your request, and the fact that one of your questions will
take more than 18 hours to collate, this then negates the authority from
replying to the rest of your request under the Freedom of Information
legislation.

However, under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we have
a duty to assist you in relation to refining your request, where we may be
able to answer some of your questions.

If you would like to contact this office to discuss this matter further,
my contact details are on the accompanying email.

Q4. How many operations Gwent Police made in 2010 to reduce the impact of
the use of these vehicles?

A4. Please see answer three.

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a
private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter
deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the
general public and will be published on the Gwent Police website.

I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should
you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request
was handled, I have attached the Gwent Police FOI Appeals Procedure for
your information

Thank you for your interest in Gwent Police.

Regards,

Dylan

Dylan Collins

Freedom of Information Officer/ Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Room 276

Gwent Police,

Police HQ,

Croesyceiliog,

Cwmbran

NP44 2XJ

Tel/Ffon: 01633 643014

Internal/Mewnol: 710 2006

Email/ E-bost: [1][email address]

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