Barton Moss - Independent Committee

John Peters made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner,

This FOI request is in relation to the Independent Panel set up by Tony Lloyd to discuss and monitor the anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss Road.

The following information is requested:

1. The names of the people on the Panel.
2. Details of when the Panel has met.
3. Minutes from all Panel meetings.
4. Are any Panel members being paid for their services?
5. How much are Panel members being paid.
6. What was the purpose of Tony Lloyd’s visit to Barton Moss on 20 March 2014.
7. Who attended with Tony Lloyd on this visit.
8. What was the purpose of the police escort.
9. If independent, why did the Panel sit within Peel Holdings Land with Greater Manchester Police.
10. Will the Panel be attending Barton Moss unannounced without the support of Greater Manchester Police in the future?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

John Peters

GMPCC Info, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear John
 
Thank you for your freedom of information request.
 
Please see the answers detailed underneath each question below:
 
1.      The names of the people on the Panel.
 
This information is available on the GMPCC website [1]www.gmpcc.org.uk
 
2.      Details of when the Panel has met.
 
Details of panel meetings, along with minutes, reports and
recommendations, will be published on the GMPCC website
 
3.      Minutes from all Panel meetings.
 
See question 2.
 
4.      Are any Panel members being paid for their services?
 
No
 
5.      How much are Panel members being paid.
 
See question 4
 
6.      What was the purpose of Tony Lloyd’s visit to Barton   Moss on 20
March 2014.
 
Tony Lloyd did not visit Barton Moss on 20 March 2014
 
7.      Who attended with Tony Lloyd on this visit.
 
See question 6
 
8.      What was the purpose of the police escort.
 
See question 6
 
9.      If independent, why did the Panel sit within Peel Holdings Land
with Greater Manchester Police.
 
The meaning of this question is unclear. Panel members have attended the
Barton Moss demonstration to view the police operation as part of an
information-gathering process. That process also includes speaking to
others affected by the protest, such as local residents and businesses,
and protesters.
 
10.     Will the Panel be attending Barton Moss unannounced without the
support of Greater Manchester Police in the future?
 
Panel members have already attended Barton Moss unannounced.
 
I hope this is helpful
 
Kind regards
Nikki
 
Nikki Park
Head of Executive Services
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
Civic Centre Complex
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5DA
 
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