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28/02/2018 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER: 00030/18
Thank you for your request for information regarding which has now been considered. Applicant Question:
Please could you supply a copy of the NPCC guidance on enforcement of speed limits. I am
particularly interested in the NPCC guidance on the enforcement of 20mph speed limits. NPCC Response:
Following the dissolution of the Association of Police Chief Officers (ACPO), designation under the
Freedom of Information Act did not automatically transfer across to the National Police Chiefs’
Council (NPCC). The NPCC, as the new coordinating body, should clearly be open to the same level
of scrutiny and transparency as its predecessor and it is anticipated that an Order to bring the NPCC
under the auspices of FOIA will be forthcoming. This is currently the responsibility of the Cabinet
Office and the NPCC is supporting the Cabinet Office in bringing forward the Order.
In the meantime, the NPCC will comply with the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act and will
respond to all requests received as if it were still subject to FOIA. Applicants should note, however,
that until the formal designation is in place and the legislation is amended to include the NPCC, the
Internal Review process will remain in place but there is no legal basis to pursue complaints to the
Information Commissioner’s Office.
The NPCC would have responded in the following way:
The NPCC does hold information captured by your request and I have pleasure in providing the
attached ACPO Speed Enforcement Guidance 2011 – 2015: Joining Forces for Safer Roads.
I do not believe this guidance has been superseded by any other at this time. Section 11 and
appendix A refer directly to 20mph zones / limits.
I wish to stress that the document is guidance and each Chief Officer has overriding responsibility of
their own force area.
Freedom of Information Officer & Decision Maker
1st Floor, 10 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NN T 020 7084 8950 F 020 7084 8951
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