Cost of political campaigning by police

Andrew Bower made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Please could you provide the cost to the taxpayer (i.e. all costs incurred by the police) in campaigning or lobbying councillors, council staff or other elected politicians or public authorities for each of the following, separately:

1. Designated Public Places Orders,

2. Section 30 Dispersal Orders and

3. Cumulative Impact Zones

in each of the last three years.

You may apply the request to either the Cambridge City authority area, parliamentary constituency or Cambridgeshire county, whichever is easiest.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bower

Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Please include the cost of public relations and legal services in answering my request.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bower

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Dear Andrew,

I have added your comment to the original question so it is now considered
to be:

"Please provide the total cost to the taxpayer of the police's
opposition to the licensing application for the Earl Grey on King
Street. This means all costs and includes invoices yet to be
received and particularly includes legal costs and costs of legal
representation.

Please include the cost of public relations and legal services in
answering my request."

Please advise if you wish to amend this further.

Regards

David

Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
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Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Please include the cost of public relations and legal services in
answering my request.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bower

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Dear Andrew

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 0193/2011

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which
was received by Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 5th April 2011.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of twenty working days as defined by the Act. In some
circumstances, we may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is the
case, you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest
opportunity.

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Regards

David

David Price
Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

The clarification about PR and legal costs is meant to be added to the request about lobbying for DPPOs, S30s and CIZs, not to my separate request about the Earl Grey, which needed no clarification

Sorry about the confusion, due to my clarification, my making two requests at the same time and an earlier delivery error.

Thanks,

Andrew Bower

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Andrew

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 0193/11

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, received 05/04/11.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) requires us to handle all
requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any
information released in response to a request is regarded as being
published, and therefore in the public domain without caveat.

Request

Please could you provide the cost to the taxpayer (i.e. all costs incurred
by the police) in campaigning or lobbying councillors, council staff or
other elected politicians or public authorities for each of the following,
separately:

1. Designated Public Places Orders,

2. Section 30 Dispersal Orders and

3. Cumulative Impact Zones

in each of the last three years.

You may apply the request to either the Cambridge City authority area,
parliamentary constituency or Cambridgeshire county, whichever is easiest.

Clarification

Please include the cost of public relations and legal services in
answering my request.

We have completed all searches within Cambridgeshire Constabulary and
hereby enclose your response.

Response

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate any information to satisfy
your request, as we do not hold this information.

If you are unhappy with this response, please see the attachment below,
which sets out your rights to appeal.
(See attached file: Complaint Rights new.nov - 09.pdf)

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Information Access Office via email, or on telephone number
0345 456 456 4 extension 8165.

Regards

Donna Milton
Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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