Dear Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

The latest publication of the commissioner's spending information contains an entry showing £27,029.00 was spent on 14/08/2013 described as "Legal Fees - Civil" "Police AuthorityMembers".

Could you please release the invoice relating to that payment and if not self-explainatory, any further information held explaining the reason for that payment.

Regards,

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Yours sincerely,

 

Cambridgeshire Office for the Police & Crime Commissioner

South Cambridgeshire Hall

Cambourne Business Park

Cambourne

Cambridge

CB23 6EA 

Telephone: 0300 333 3456   Fax: 01954 713066

Email: [1][Cambridgeshire PCC request email]

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Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your email dated 14th October.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will receive a response within the statutory timescale as defined by the Act. If we require any further clarification regarding this request, we will contact you.

We would advise you that the nature of certain requests may involve payment of a fee. If this is the case, you will be notified.

Kind regards

Anna Horne
Head of Engagement and Communications
Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23 6EA

01954 713467 (direct)
07872 678722 (mob)

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Dear Mr Taylor

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, dated October 14, 2013 below.

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.

I can confirm that the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. However Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which is a separate organisation and is treated as such under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, may hold this information.

To aid your understanding, this cost was added to the Commissioner's list of payments over £500 but should in fact have appeared on the Constabulary's list. Our subsequent enquiries made on the basis of the receipt of your Freedom of Information request reveal that it was in relation to legal fees incurred jointly by the constabularies of Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in relation to collaboration.

If you are unhappy with this response, please see the attachment, which sets out your rights to appeal.

Kind regards

Anna Horne
Head of Engagement and Communications
Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23 6EA

01954 713467 (direct)
07872 678722 (mob)

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

This response doesn't inspire confidence in the competence of the commissioner and his office.

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The published data has still not been corrected.

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