Police Injury Pensions

John Jarman made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Gwent Police Authority

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Gwent Police Authority,

I am making a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom Of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me by e-mail, as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to know:

1) How many former officers of the Gwent Police force are currently in receipt of an injury award pension, as provided for in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006?

2) Do you operate a policy of reducing an injury award pension to the lowest permissible band when the former officer reaches the age of 65?

3) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many former officers’ injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

4) In the years 1987 to 2003 inclusive, how many former officers’ injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

5) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many formal complaints have been made against officers of ACPO rank in the Gwent Police force regarding matters in any way connected with the administration of reviews of police injury awards? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

I understand that under the FOI Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Please note that your full reply to the above questions should be sent by e-mail to the return address shown in the heading to this message. This is because both the request and its response are published for public scrutiny on the web site through which this request has been made.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Mr. John Jarman

PoliceAuthority PoliceAuthority,

Dear Mr Jarman,

Your e-mail has been forwarded on to Inspector Martyn Smith, Staff
Officer, Gwent Police Force [email address] for his
attention.

Regards

Sian Curley
Business and Member Services Manager
Gwent Police Authority

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freya Leigh,

Dear Mr Jarman,

Freedom of Information Enquiry Ref : 2009/7408

I acknowledge receipt of your query received by this office on 02
January 2009 requesting information concerning :


1) How many former officers of the Gwent Police force are
currently
in receipt of an injury award pension, as provided for in the
Police Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit)
Regulations 2006?

2) Do you operate a policy of reducing an injury award pension to
the lowest permissible band when the former officer reaches the
age
of 65?

3) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many former
officers’
injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the
former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is
requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down
by
year)

4) In the years 1987 to 2003 inclusive, how many former
officers’
injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the
former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is
requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down
by
year)

5) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many formal
complaints
have been made against officers of ACPO rank in the Gwent Police
force regarding matters in any way connected with the
administration of reviews of police injury awards? (A total
figure
only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the
figures
down by year)

I understand that under the FOI Act, I should be entitled to a
response within 20 working days. I look forward to hearing from
you
in the near future.

Please note that your full reply to the above questions should be
sent by e-mail to the return address shown in the heading to this
message. This is because both the request and its response are
published for public scrutiny on the web site through which this
request has been made.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to
respond to your request by 22 January 2009. In some cases, however, we
may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this occurs we will advise
you of the likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

Some requests may also require transference to another Authority in
order to answer the query. Again you will be contacted if this is
required.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact me.
Yours sincerely,

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sonia Williams,

1 Atodiad

** Reply Requested When Convenient **

Dear Mr Jarman,

Freedom of Information Request 2009 7408

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 which was received in this office on the 2nd January 2009.

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

1) How many former officers of the Gwent Police force are currently in
receipt of an injury award pension, as provided for in the Police
Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations
2006? 2) Do you operate a policy of reducing an injury award pension to
the lowest permissible band when the former officer reaches the age of
65? 3) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many former officers’
injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former
officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I
have no objection if you break the figures down by year) 4) In the years
1987 to 2003 inclusive, how many former officers’ injury award
pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former officer
reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no
objection if you break the figures down by year) 5) In the years 2004 to
2008 inclusive, how many formal complaints have been made against
officers of ACPO rank in the Gwent Police force regarding matters in any
way connected with the administration of reviews of police injury
awards? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if
you break the figures down by year)

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/is not held by Gwent Police for the *
questions therefore we are able/unable to comply with your request to
supply data.

1) How many former officers of the Gwent Police force are currently in
receipt of an injury award pension, as provided for in the Police
Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations
2006?

92

2) Do you operate a policy of reducing an injury award pension to the
lowest permissible band when the former officer reaches the age of 65?

Not applicable at this time

3) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many former officers’
injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former
officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I
have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

None

4) In the years 1987 to 2003 inclusive, how many former officers’
injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former
officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I
have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

None since March 1997 there are no records to access in relation to
1987 - 1997

5) In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many formal complaints have
been made against officers of ACPO rank in the Gwent Police force
regarding matters in any way connected with the administration of
reviews of police injury awards? (A total figure only is requested, but
I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

None

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.

Yours sincerely,

Sonia Williams
Information Security Auditor
Ext - 712-3857
DD - 01495 745367
E-mail - [email address]

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John

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