Dear Lancashire 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,

steve perkins

Yours faithfully,

steve

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Perkins,

 

Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

 

We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry of 20.12.19 in which
you request the disclosure of information.

 

We can confirm that your enquiry will now be assigned to an officer who
will commence a search for the information you require and they will
respond in due course. The deadline date for issuing you with a full
response is 23.01.20. We will endeavour to provide a response well in
advance of this date, however, should we envisage any delays, or require
more details from you, we will contact you immediately.

 

If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting ref 964.1822 (AO'K).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

On Behalf of the Information Governance Team Lancashire County Council PO
Box 78 County Hall Preston

PR1 8XJ

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Perkins,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.  Please note that the only
information Lancashire County Council holds is with regard to the
collection of Penalty Charge Notice monies in respect of parking
contraventions.

 

Request & Response:

 

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? N/A

 

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months? No – all settlement
agreements are made with our consent.

 

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 didn't inform you?
No – Enforcement agents are not instructed in cases where a service user
is undergoing mental health treatment.

 

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing? N/A as per
point 3

 

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
.? N/A

 

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers.? A full report is always provided.
It is unlikely that an enforcement agents would be instructed in the case
of a vulnerable customer.

 

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 ? No

 

8.who are your current agents Andrew Wilson & Co, Manchester

 

 

From the wording of the questions it seems you may be referring to matters
(such as business rates) which are the responsibility of the District
Councils within Lancashire, details of which are set out below.  If you
have not already done so you should contact the district councils:

 

[1]Burnley Borough Council
[2]Chorley Borough Council
[3]Fylde Borough Council
[4]Hyndburn Borough Council
[5]Lancaster City Council
[6]Pendle Borough Council
[7]Preston City Council
[8]Ribble Valley Borough Council
[9]Rossendale Borough Council
[10]South Ribble Borough Council
[11]West Lancashire Borough Council
[12]Wyre Borough Council

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team quoting
reference number 964.1822 (AG3).

 

We trust that our response is to your satisfaction, and your request will
now be closed as of this date.

 

Best Regards

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

Web: [13]www.lancashire.gov.uk

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