Ethical Standards Committee Papers

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Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,

Could you please release the following two papers to be considered by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd of June 2012:

10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief Executive

Regards,

--

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

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These papers were not published along with the other meeting papers at:

http://www.cambs-pa.gov.uk/meetingDetail...

They appear after an agenda item during which the committee is to be asked to consider entering secret session.

I expect there will be elements of the papers which can be released into the public domain via FOI.

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Dear Mr Taylor,

Freedom of Information Request

Please accept this email as an acknowledgement that your freedom of
information request regarding our Ethical Standards papers was received on
the 15th June 2012.

Your request will now be handled in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We will be in contact shortly.

I also note that you have withdrawn your FOI request made on the 15th
June, 2012 in which you requested the minutes of the Police Authority
Scrutiny meeting held on the 24th May 2012.

Many thanks

Anna Horne

Cambridgeshire Police Authority
Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6NP

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Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
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The other, entirely independent and unrelated request which has been referred to can be viewed at:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/et...

The reasons for withdrawing that request are explained via an annotations on that thread.

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Dear Mr Taylor

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 120615

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, dated 15th June, 2012.

In order for me to progress with this request, please could you provide
this office with further information. Your request asks us to release the
following paper which was considered by Cambridgeshire Police Authority’s
Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd June 2012:

11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief Executive

Please clarify whether you would like us to release the Declarations of
Interest as they stood prior to the meeting on the 22nd or following the
meeting on the 22nd.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
14 days from the date on this email, I will assume you no longer wish to
proceed with this request and will treat it as withdrawn.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Police Authority Executive Office on 0300 333 3456

Regards

Anna Horne

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Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
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Cambridgeshire Police Authority,

I am responding to your request for clarification of my FOI request which you have assigned reference number: 120615

You stated:
>Please clarify whether you would like us to release the Declarations of
>Interest as they stood prior to the meeting on the 22nd or following the
>meeting on the 22nd.

This request for clarification makes no sense as I have not requested the release of "Declarations of Interest" but the Report from the Chief Executive titled "Review of Declarations of Interest" listed on the agenda for Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd of June 2012. My request made very clear that I was asking for the release of papers which were to be considered by the meeting.

It is my view that my request was not in any way ambiguous and I view this as a spurious request for clarification. I note that in responding I have not provided any clarification, I have merely re-stated my request.

Regards,

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Cambridge
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The authority do not pro-actively publish their register of members' interests online. Their website states:

"Both the Members' Interests Register and the Register of Hospitality and Gifts can be made available upon request."

http://www.cambs-pa.gov.uk/members.cfm

I was not expecting a copy of either register to be released; though it may be one or other was present in the meting papers as an appendix to the report I requested so will come within the bounds of the material I asked to be released.

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Dear Mr Taylor

I note your response to the below on whatdotheyknow.com, although the
email itself was not received by us. You stated:

"This request for clarification makes no sense as I have not requested the
release of "Declarations of Interest" but the Report from the Chief
Executive titled "Review of Declarations of
Interest" listed on the agenda for Cambridgeshire Police Authority's
Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd of June 2012. My request made very
clear that I was asking for the release of papers which were to be
considered by the meeting. It is my view that my request was not in any
way ambiguous and I view this as a spurious request for clarification. I
note that in responding I have not provided any clarification, I have
merely re-stated my request."

I will act in accordance with your wishes. My intention in seeking
clarification was to ascertain whether you wanted a copy of the revised
Declarations of Interest or the now out of date Declarations of Interest
which were reviewed at the Ethical Standards meeting on the 22nd June and
subsequently updated.

I will provide you with the information you require and can advise that
the current (revised following the meeting on the 22nd June) Declarations
of Interest will be available through the Police Authority website
shortly.

Yours sincerely
Anna Horne

Head of Engagement & Communications
Cambridgeshire Police Authority

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Anna Horne,

Dear Mr Taylor

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 120615

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Cambridgeshire Police Authority on June 15, 2012.

I regret to inform you that Cambridgeshire Police Authority have not been
able to complete its response to your request by the date originally
stated.

The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly and in any case no
later than 20 working days after receiving your request. We must consider
firstly whether we can comply with Section 1 (1)(a) of the Act, which is
our duty to confirm or deny whether the information requested is held and
secondly we must comply with section 1(1)(b), which is the provision of
such information. However, when a qualified exemption applies either to
the confirmation or denial or the information provision and a public
interest test is engaged, the Act allows the time for response to be
longer than 20 working days, if the balance of such public interest is
undermined.

In this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies in respect of either of the above obligations. We
estimate that it will take an additional 20 days to take a decision on
where this balance lies. Therefore, we plan to let you have a response by
August 10, 2012. If it appears that it will take longer than this to reach
a conclusion you will be kept informed.

The specific exemptions which apply in relation to your request are:-

Section 30: Investigations and proceedings conducted by the public
authority

Section 31: Law enforcement

I can assure you that every effort will be made to ensure an appropriate
response will be made within this new timescale.

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused. Should you wish to discuss
this matter please write or contact the Cambridgeshire Police Authority 
on telephone number 0300 333 3456 quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Anna Horne

Head of Engagement and Communications

Cambridgeshire Police Authority

Hinchingbrooke Park

Huntingdon

Cambs

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Something odd is going on; it looks as if most/all members updated their register of interests at the start of July 2012. Maybe the response to this request, when it arrives, will provide some explanation.

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(See attached file: Lee M Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests
2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Dhami M Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Fearon B Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Johnstone S Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Joyce R Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Khan N Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)
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Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
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(See attached file: Reynolds J Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Lee M Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Lucas V Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Main O Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See
attached file: McGuire V Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Pye J Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)
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Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
    [2]http://www.rtaylor.co.uk
   
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Dear Mr Taylor

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I write in response to your Freedom of Information request received on
June 15, 2012 as follows:

“Could you please release the following two papers to be considered by
Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd
of June 2012:
10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
Executive”

Your request will now be handled in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).

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.
In respect of Section 1(1)(a) of the FOI Act it is confirmed that the
Police Authority holds the information requested by you in full. Attached
to this response are several PDF FILES containing the information which is
being released to you under the Act. Please note that due to the total
number of PDF files relating to this request, there will follow three
additional emails to this one which will contain all the required
information.
The exemption that was considered in relation to your request is:
s30(1)(a) Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities.
Section 30 is a qualified, class-based exemption for which a public
interest test is required. In this case the Public Interest Test conducted
favoured full disclosure of information. Agenda item 10 'Learning from
Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive' is therefore attached.

The PDF file entitled ‘Dhami M Notice of Revision of Registrable Interest
2012 signed’ contains redacted information. Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requires Cambridgeshire Police Authority, when
refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt)
to provide you the applicant with a notice which: (a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question and (c) states (if that would not
otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.The exemption applicable
to the redacted information is:

S40(2) Personal Information

This exemption applies if the request for information relates to third
parties. It is an absolute exemption if disclosure would breach any of the
data protection principles. The data protection principles it is deemed
would be breached by the release of this information are:

- Processed in line with your rights

- Secure

The Authority would like to thank you for your patience on the matter and
I hope that the response meets your requirements.

Should you be unhappy with the way your FOI request has been dealt with,
your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Many thanks
Anna Horne

Head of Engagement & Communications
[1][email address]
(t) 01480 422649

(See attached file: FOI - RESPONSE ENCLOSURE - Satisfied with our
service.doc)(See attached file: 12 06 22 ESC - Agenda Item 10 - Learning
from Concerns.pdf)(See attached file: Damazer B Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Ali A Notice of
Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Batchelor J Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012.
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Clark J Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)

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Subject Freedom of Information request -
Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
    [3]http://www.rtaylor.co.uk
   
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
   
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Dear Mr Taylor

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I write in response to your Freedom of Information request received on
June 15, 2012 as follows:

“Could you please release the following two papers to be considered by
Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on the 22nd
of June 2012:
10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
Executive”

Your request will now be handled in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).

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.
In respect of Section 1(1)(a) of the FOI Act it is confirmed that the
Police Authority holds the information requested by you in full. Attached
to this response are several PDF FILES containing the information which is
being released to you under the Act.
The exemption that was considered in relation to your request is:
s30(1)(a) Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities.
Section 30 is a qualified, class-based exemption for which a public
interest test is required. In this case the Public Interest Test conducted
favoured full disclosure of information. Agenda item 10 'Learning from
Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive' is therefore attached.

The PDF file entitled ‘Dhami M Notice of Revision of Registrable Interest
2012 signed’ contains redacted information. Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requires Cambridgeshire Police Authority, when
refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt)
to provide you the applicant with a notice which: (a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question and (c) states (if that would not
otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.The exemption applicable
to the redacted information is:

S40(2) Personal Information

This exemption applies if the request for information relates to third
parties. It is an absolute exemption if disclosure would breach any of the
data protection principles. The data protection principles it is deemed
would be breached by the release of this information are:

- Processed in line with your rights

- Secure

The Authority would like to thank you for your patience on the matter and
I hope that the response meets your requirements.

Should you be unhappy with the way your FOI request has been dealt with,
your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Many thanks
Anna Horne

Head of Engagement & Communications
[1][email address]
(t) 01480 422649

(See attached file: FOI - RESPONSE ENCLOSURE - Satisfied with our
service.doc)

(See attached file: Wright J Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests
2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Ali A Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Batchelor J
Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012. signed.pdf)(See
attached file: Clark J Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Damazer B Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Dhami M Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Fearon B Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See
attached file: Johnstone S Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests
2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Joyce R Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Khan N Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Lee M Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See
attached file: Lucas V Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Main O Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: McGuire V Notice of Revision
of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Pye J Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Reynolds J Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Rogers R Notice of Revision of Registerable
Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Wilkins K Notice of Revision
of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Williams N
Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached
file: 12 06 22 ESC - Agenda Item 10 - Learning from Concerns.pdf)

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Subject Freedom of Information request -
Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
    --
   
    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
    [3]http://www.rtaylor.co.uk
   
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(See attached file: Wright J Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests
2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Reynolds J Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file: Rogers R Notice
of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)(See attached file:
Wilkins K Notice of Revision of Registerable Interests 2012
signed.pdf)(See attached file: Williams N Notice of Revision of
Registerable Interests 2012 signed.pdf)
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Richard Taylor To FOI requests at Cambridgeshire Police
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Subject Freedom of Information request -
Ethical Standards Committee Papers

     Dear Cambridgeshire Police Authority,
   
    Could you please release the following two papers to be considered
    by Cambridgeshire Police Authority's Ethical Standards Committee on
    the 22nd of June 2012:
   
    10. Learning from Concerns - Report from the Chief Executive
    11. Review of Declarations of Interest - Report from the Chief
    Executive
   
    Regards,
   
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    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
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Yet again a Police Authority meeting paper which the authority did not pro-actively release has been obtained via FOI. In my view this shows the authority are making poor decisions on which papers to keep secret in advance of meetings.

The report on "Learning from Concerns" is attached twice in the array of documents above, it is at:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/11...

The document is marked: "[RESTRICTED - NOT FOR PUBLICATION - by virtue of clause 2 of part 1 of revised Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972]" this kind of marking can be a problem as it can deter people from acting on the information released, and for example, publishing it. Councillors in particular can be cautious when handling and acting on information marked in this way as they fear breaching their codes of conduct by disclosing it. The covering email does state the information is "in the public domain without caveat", if that is sufficient I'm not sure; personally I would prefer the "restricted" line to be crossed out, signed, and a note explaining the lifting of the protective marking.

The content adds little to what was already known; it shows the meeting considered the well publicised allegations Cllr Shona Johnstone, a member of the authority is facing:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Cou...

The requested report on "Review of Declarations of Interest" has not been supplied or mentioned in the response. It appears from the response that the papers for this agenda item might have comprised copies of the updated entries on the register of members' interests which have been attached, though this isn't clear.

Attention is drawn to the entry for Mandeep K Dhami, as it contains a redaction on the grounds of personal information. The material removed appears to be the first line of an address, and a postcode, the city of "Cambridge" is shown. It is not made clear why this address has been removed whereas many others remain. It is notable member Ruth Joyce has been permitted to describe Linton as "Cambridge" (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/11... ) so it is plausible the address could be outside the force area.

The material released shows Mandeep K Dhami has signed a document saying she is a member of the Cambridgeshire Police Authority. However Mandeep K Dhami is not listed as an authority member on their members list as published online: http://www.cambs-pa.gov.uk/members.cfm I suspect, but don't know, this is a mistake, and Mandeep K Dhami is a co-opted member of the Ethical Standards Committee and not a member of the authority.

The Cambridge University department of Criminology has a webpage for a Mandeep K Dhami:
http://www.crim.cam.ac.uk/people/academi...

This appears to be the same person, the name is the same, including the middle initial, and both the register of interests and the online biography list the award of a fellowship of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) in 2007.

However there is no declared link to the University of Cambridge on the register of members' interests entry. Dhami also appears to have been given a dispensation from the monitoring officer allowing her not to fully disclose the organisations she is a member of, or has a position of control or management in.

Mandeep K Dhami was a member of the Ethical Standards Committee which met on the 22nd of June 2012 to review the entries on the register of interests;
http://www.cambs-pa.gov.uk/user_files/me...