Verification of West Mercia Police registered as a private company.

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear West Mercia Police,

1] It has come to me and my associates attention that you are registered as a company, can you quantify this please ?

2] Why have the public not been made aware that West Mercia Police are registered as a company?

3] Why do the public fund you via council tax ?

4] Who is responsible for making WMP a company/revenue collector ? I would like to see a official document regarding this please.

WEST MERCIA POLICE - WORCESTER POLICE STATION
UK Flag Castle Street, Worcester
ACTIVE Accounts: Not filed Age: 4 Year(s) Directors: Company No: 4518289

5] Are you a public authority or company ?

6] If you are a so called public authority, then the public should have access to your financial records for the last few years ?

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Mr Danby
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043
 
I write in connection with your request for information dated 11th
November 2017 which was received on 13th November 2017.
 
Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances West Mercia Police may be unable to achieve
this deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.
 
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you chose not to make payment then your request will remain
unanswered.
 
Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.
 
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Miss L MacKinnon
Information Compliance Assistant
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
 
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[1]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [2]www.westmercia.police.uk

[3]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [4]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [5]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

Visible links
1. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
2. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
4. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
5. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Information Compliance West Mercia,

Dear Mr Danby
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 13^th November 2017.  Please find below the response to your request:
1] It has come to me and my associates attention that you are registered
as a company, can you quantify this please ?
Reply: No specific recorded information held.
West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
2] Why have the public not been made aware that West Mercia Police are
registered as a company?
Reply: No specific recorded information held.
West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
 
3] Why do the public fund you via council tax ?
4] Who is responsible for making WMP a company/revenue collector ? I would
like to see a official document regarding this please.
 
Reply: West Mercia Police are a precepting authority. This means that they
do not collect Council Tax directly, but instruct a billing authority to
do it on their behalf (eg district and borough councils). A proportion of
the Police's funding comes from council tax, with the majority of funding
being from government grants.
Information is available regarding this in the public domain e.g.
 
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
 
[2]http://researchbriefings.files.parliamen...
 
[3]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
 
[4]http://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/wp-cont...
 
5] Are you a public authority or company ?
Reply: West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
6] If you are a so called public authority, then the public should have
access to your financial records for the last few years ?
Reply: Please be advised that West Mercia Police statement of accounts are
available to view on the West Mercia Police website:
[5]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
And the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner website:
[6]https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/key-in...
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]
In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [7]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax:    01625 524 510
 
 
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[8]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [9]www.westmercia.police.uk

[10]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [11]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [12]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
2. http://researchbriefings.files.parliamen...
3. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
4. http://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/wp-cont...
5. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
6. https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/key-in...
7. https://ico.org.uk/
8. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
9. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
11. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
12. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Dear Mrs R Williams,

Having looked on Company Check web page it is clear you are a registered company, so you are denying this ?
WEST MERCIA POLICE AUTHORITY
UK Flag Po Box 55 Hindlip Hall, Hindlip, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 8SP
ACTIVE Accounts: Not filed Age: 50 Year(s) Directors: Company No: 1932028

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Mr Danby
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043. Additional Enquiry
 
Please be advised that the website that you refer to does not belong to
West Mercia Police and the force are not responsible for the content
displayed. Therefore, Should you require further information regarding the
information published, please contact the website owners directly.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police 
 
 
______________________________
From: Peter Danby [[FOI #445383 email]]
Sent: 16 November 2017 16:18
To: Information Compliance West Mercia
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Verification of West Mercia Police registered as a private company.
 
Dear Mrs R Williams,
 
Having looked on Company Check web page it is clear you are a registered
company, so you are denying this ?
WEST MERCIA POLICE AUTHORITY
UK Flag Po Box 55 Hindlip Hall, Hindlip, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3
8SP ACTIVE  Accounts: Not filed Age: 50 Year(s) Directors: Company No:
1932028
 
Kind regards,
 
peter danby and associates
 
_____________________________________________
From:    Information Compliance West Mercia 
Sent:   16 November 2017 13:54
To:     '[FOI #445383 email]'
Subject:        FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043
 
Dear Mr Danby
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 13^th November 2017.  Please find below the response to your request:
1] It has come to me and my associates attention that you are registered
as a company, can you quantify this please ?
Reply: No specific recorded information held.
West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
2] Why have the public not been made aware that West Mercia Police are
registered as a company?
Reply: No specific recorded information held.
West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
 
3] Why do the public fund you via council tax ?
4] Who is responsible for making WMP a company/revenue collector ? I would
like to see a official document regarding this please.
 
Reply: West Mercia Police are a precepting authority. This means that they
do not collect Council Tax directly, but instruct a billing authority to
do it on their behalf (eg district and borough councils). A proportion of
the Police's funding comes from council tax, with the majority of funding
being from government grants.
Information is available regarding this in the public domain e.g.
 
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
 
[2]http://researchbriefings.files.parliamen...
 
[3]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
 
[4]http://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/wp-cont...
 
5] Are you a public authority or company ?
Reply: West Mercia Police is a Public Authority
6] If you are a so called public authority, then the public should have
access to your financial records for the last few years ?
Reply: Please be advised that West Mercia Police statement of accounts are
available to view on the West Mercia Police website:
[5]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
And the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner website:
[6]https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/key-in...
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]
In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [7]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax:    01625 524 510
 
 
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[8]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [9]www.westmercia.police.uk

[10]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [11]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [12]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
2. http://researchbriefings.files.parliamen...
3. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
4. http://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/wp-cont...
5. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...
6. https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/key-in...
7. https://ico.org.uk/
8. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
9. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
11. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
12. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Dear Mrs R Williams,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Mercia Police's handling of my FOI request 'Verification of West Mercia Police registered as a private company.'.

Are you stating for and on the record that you are not registered on Company Check as a registered company?

Are you refusing full disclosure Mrs R Williams ?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/v...

Kind regards,

peter danby & associates

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Mr Danby
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043. Further Additional
Enquiry
 
Please refer to the response provided below on 22nd November 2017 in
relation to your enquiry already submitted regarding this matter. The
website that you reference is that of a private company and you should
contact them directly in relation to any information that they have
published. West Mercia Police have not published the information that you
refer to.
 
An internal review provides the opportunity to have the decision made when
processing a FOI request to be reviewed. In this instance, the information
held was provided in response to this request - the request was answered,
your additional enquiries have been answered, and therefore there is
nothing further to review.
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with the Information
Commissioner.
You may make application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on
whether the request for information has been dealt with in accordance with
the requirements of the Act.
 
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [1]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510
 
Please be advised that no further correspondence will be entered into
regarding this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
 
__________________
 
From: Peter Danby [[FOI #445383 email]]
Sent: 22 November 2017 11:44
To: Information Compliance West Mercia
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Verification of West Mercia Police registered as a private company.
 
Dear Mrs R Williams,
 
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.
 
I am writing to request an internal review of West Mercia Police's
handling of my FOI request 'Verification of West Mercia Police registered
as a private company.'.
 
Are you stating for and on the record that you are not registered on
Company Check as a registered company?
 
Are you refusing full disclosure Mrs R Williams ?
 
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/v...
 
Kind regards,
 
peter danby & associates
 
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------
From:    Information Compliance West Mercia 
Sent:   22 November 2017 09:01
To:     '[FOI #445383 email]'
Subject:        FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043.
Additional Enquiry
 
 
Dear Mr Danby
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9043. Additional Enquiry
 
Please be advised that the website that you refer to does not belong to
West Mercia Police and the force are not responsible for the content
displayed. Therefore, Should you require further information regarding the
information published, please contact the website owners directly.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police 
 
 
______________________________
From: Peter Danby [[FOI #445383 email]]
Sent: 16 November 2017 16:18
To: Information Compliance West Mercia
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Verification of West Mercia Police registered as a private company.
 
Dear Mrs R Williams,
 
Having looked on Company Check web page it is clear you are a registered
company, so you are denying this ?
WEST MERCIA POLICE AUTHORITY
UK Flag Po Box 55 Hindlip Hall, Hindlip, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3
8SP ACTIVE  Accounts: Not filed Age: 50 Year(s) Directors: Company No:
1932028
 
Kind regards,
 
peter danby and associates
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[3]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [4]www.westmercia.police.uk

[5]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [6]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [7]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

Visible links
1. https://ico.org.uk/
2. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/v...
3. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
4. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
6. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
7. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Dear Mrs R Williams,

It is not me and my associates responsibility to chase up companies who are in your opinion purporting incorrect information, if the information they are publicising on police constabularies is incorrect, then do something about it....

Company Check is not the only company to publicise the truth" in my opinion.

Just because you say West Mercia Police is not a private company, that does not mean you are telling the truth, me and my associates would rather trust Company Check.

Kind regards,

Peter Danby

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