Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

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[Name Removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Caerphilly Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act,

1. Please state on how many occasions Caerphilly Council invoked powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 during the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014)

2. In each case during the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014) please provide a brief description of the reason for invoking powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

3.In each case during the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014) please state if a conviction was secured, a penalty notice issued or whether no further action was taken after invoking powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

S [name removed]

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear S [name removed]

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 27^th May 2014

 

We have considered your request and enclose the following information;

 

1. Please state on how many occasions Caerphilly Council invoked powers
under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 during the financial
years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014)

 

Trading Standards

2011/12, 53 authorisations

2012/13, 13 authorisations

2013/14, 13 authorisations

2014 to May 24th, none

 

Enviromental Health

2011/12, none

2012/13, 9 authorisations 

2013/14, none

2014 to May 24^th, none

 

2. In each case during the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and
2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014) please provide a brief description of
the reason for invoking powers under the Regulation of Investigatory
Powers Act 2000.

 

2011/12 Trading Standards

(a) 34 in relation to investigations into breaches of the Trade Marks Act
1994 (supply of counterfeit goods)

(b) 8 in relation to investigations into the supply of alcohol to persons
under 18

(c) 1 in relation to investigations into the supply of fireworks to
persons under 18

(d) 2 in relation to investigations into the supply of tobacco products to
persons under 18

(e) 1 in relation to investigations into the supply of Butane Gas to
persons under 18

(f) 1 in relation to an investigation regarding rogue doorstep traders who
defrauded an elderly vulnerable person

(g) 5 in relation to an investigation into motor traders selling
miss-described cars and hiding the fact he was a trader

(h) 1 in relation to an investigation into the unauthorised disposal of
animal by-products

 

2012/13 Trading Standards

(a) 6 in relation to investigations into breaches of the Trade Marks Act
1994 (supply of counterfeit goods)

(b) 4 in relation to investigations into the supply of alcohol to persons
under 18

(c) 1 in relation to investigations into the supply of tobacco products to
persons under 18

(d) 1 in relation to an investigation into motor traders selling
miss-described cars and hiding the fact he was a trader

(e) 1 in relation to an investigation into the supply of Lottery Tickets
to persons under 16 

 

2012/13 Environmental Health

 

(a) 3 Investigations into possible illegal slaughter and supply of meat to
food businesses.

(b) 2 Investigations into sun beds and minors.

(c) 2 Investigations into unregistered food business operation. 

(d) 2 Investigations into potentially illegal tattooing business. 

 

2013/14 Trading Standards

(a) 1 in relation to investigations into breaches of the Trade Marks Act
1994 (supply of counterfeit goods)

(b) 8 in relation to investigations into the supply of alcohol to persons
under 18

(c) 2 in relation to investigations into the supply of illicit tobacco
products (both counterfeit and not complying with Safety Regulations)

(d) 1 in relation to an investigation into motor traders selling
miss-described cars and hiding the fact he was a trader.      

(e) 1 in relation to an investigation regarding rogue doorstep traders who
defrauded an elderly vulnerable person

 

3.In each case during the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and
2013/2014 (up until May 24th 2014) please state if a conviction was
secured, a penalty notice issued or whether no further action was taken
after invoking powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
2000

 

2011/12 - Trading Standards

(a) 4 prosecutions, 5 no further action, 25 investigation passed to other
enforcement agency

(b) 6 prosecutions, 6 penalty notices for disorder, 1 no further action

(c) 1 prosecution

(d) 1 simple caution, 1 no further action

(e) 1 no further action

(f) 1 no further action

(g) 1 prosecution, 5 no further action

(h) no further action

 

2012/13 – Trading Standards

(a) 4 prosecutions, 2 no further action

(b) 5 prosecutions, 7 penalty notices for disorder            

(c) 2 prosecutions

(d) 1 prosecution

(e) 1 no further action

 

2012/13 Environmental Health

(a) no further action

(b) 2 prosecutions

(c) premises now registered

(d) 1 prosecution, 1 referral to neighbouring LA.

 

2013/14 – Trading Standards

(a) 1 prosecution

(b) 1 prosecution, 1 prosecution pending, 1 penalty notice for disorder, 5
no further action

(c) 1 prosecution, 1 prosecution pending

(d) 1 no further action

(e) 1 prosecution

 

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Yours sincerely

 

GARETH GRIFFITHS

Corporate Information Governance Assistant

 

 

 

 

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Corporate Information Governance
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Tredomen Park
Hengoed. CF82 7PG  

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