Council tax summons

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Dear West Midlands Police,there is a law which states that a JP cannot give powers to another person to send a summons,so under what law can birmingham city council issue a court summons. Also when a police constable makes an arrest for breaking an act of parliment [not common law] is he also committing fraud as he is collecting revenue for a private company

Yours faithfully,


Freedom of Information, West Midlands Police

Dear Mr Palmer




Thank you for your request for information received 28 May 2013 concerning
court summons. This request has been handled under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.




Under what law can Birmingham City Council issue a court summons.


Also when a police constable makes an arrest for breaking an act of
parliament [not common law] is he also committing fraud as he is
collecting revenue for a private company?


Our response


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