Dear Hampshire County Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers...

they will be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or
simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council
but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
.?

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?

thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.who are your current agents

Yours faithfully,

dan perkins

dan74

Freedom of Information, Hampshire County Council

Dear Dan74

 

With reference to your email dated 22nd December in which you requested
the following information:

 

 

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
.?
6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
8.who are your current agents

 

The information that you have requested is not held by Hampshire County
Council, but by the borough and district councils and the unitary
authorities within Hampshire.

If you wish to progress your request, may we suggest that you contact the
individual councils within Hampshire.  

 If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 40 working days of receiving our response, and should be
addressed to Head of Information Compliance, Corporate Services, The
Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ or emailed to [1][email address].

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner at the
following address. Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Spalding

Senior Information Governance Officer

Policy and Governance

Hampshire County Council - The Castle - Winchester -Hampshire.

01962 846612

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