Dear Harlow District 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

Yours faithfully,

dan74

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Dear Toby Bowler,
hi toby

thank you for your answers

however over 100 other councils have answered the ones you havent based on their contract and their code of ethics
whilst i agree for you it is hypothetical it is important in the public interest that the public are aware of where they stand if bailiffs take actions the council are not aware of ,especially those that break equality law

please try again using the answers that would apply if you were to find out secret indemnities ie deals done with vulenerable people that should not be done which are concealed from you occur

thank you

Yours sincerely,

dan74

Toby Bowler, Harlow District Council

Dear Mr Perkins

Per Harlow Council's response, we are unable to respond to these questions because they do not fall under the Freedom of Information act. If you wish to appeal against this decision, details of how you can do so can be found in my original response

Kind regards,

Toby Bowler

Systems Administrator and Project Officer

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Dear Toby Bowler,

the answers are within your contract and code of ethics.over 100 councils have managed in the public interest

Yours sincerely,

dan74

Toby Bowler, Harlow District Council

Dear Mr Perkins

I have already made the Council's position on your Freedom of Information request clear. You are within your right to appeal this decision and I have provided you with details on how you can do this. If you do not follow the Council's official appeal procedure, then your appeal will not be recognised and Harlow Council are not obligated to provide a response.

Kind regards

Toby Bowler
Systems Administrator and Project Officer
Revenues & Benefits

Tel: 01279 446587
Fax: 01279 446485

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Andy Kemp – IT Systems Administrator and Project Officer – 01279 446483

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