Firearms licences

The request was successful.

Dear Northamptonshire Police,

For the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, and for 2016 to date, could you please tell me:

1. What the average waiting time for the successful completion of a new firearms licence application process was in your area, ie, how long on average people waited between submitting their application and receiving their first licence (renewals excluded)?

2. What the average waiting time for a firearms licence renewal was in your area?

3. How many first time firearm licence applications were made?

4. How many first time applications were unsuccessful?

5. How many members of staff you employ to process firearms licence applications?

Yours faithfully,
Donna Edmunds

Dear Ms Edmunds

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref: 004384/16

I write in reply to your e-mail received 24/10/2016 requesting information as reproduced below.

Our reference for the request is 004384/16.

Your request is being processed and you may expect a reply within 20 working days, which will be 21/11/2016. In some circumstances we may not be able to achieve this timescale, but if this is likely to be the case you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised timescale.

Yours sincerely

C1507 Ian Kelly | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team Leader
Information Unit
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[email address]
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

show quoted sections

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Edmunds   

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref:
004384/16

 

With reference to your e-mail received 24/10/2016 requesting information
as reproduced below:

 

For the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, and for 2016 to date, could you
please tell me:

 

1. What the average waiting time for the successful completion of a new
firearms licence

application process was in your area, ie, how long on average people
waited between

submitting their application and receiving their first licence (renewals
excluded)?

2. What the average waiting time for a firearms licence renewal was in
your area?

3. How many first time firearm licence applications were made?

4. How many first time applications were unsuccessful?

5. How many members of staff you employ to process firearms licence
applications?

 

I can confirm that Northamptonshire Police holds the information requested
as follows:

 

1.       2013 - FAC 54 days/SGC - 57 days

          2014 - FAC 62 days/SGC 55 days

          2015 - FAC 77 days/SGC 75 days

          2016 - FAC 75 days/SGC 86 days

 

2.       2013 - FAC 21 days/SGC 23 days

          2014 - FAC 23 days/SGC 17 days

          2015 - FAC 39 days/SGC 36 days

          2016 - FAC 35 days/SGC 27 days

 

3.       2013 - FAC 151/SGC - 443

          2014 - FAC 145/SGC 417

          2015 - FAC 122/SGC 441

          2016 - FAC 125/SGC 330

 

4.       2013 - FAC 5/SGC 27

          2014 - FAC 7/SGC 14

          2015 - FAC 12/SGC 20

          2016 - FAC 5/SGC 11

 

5.       10.1 FTE

 

I trust you find this information to be satisfactory but if you have any
further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

C1507 Ian Kelly | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team Leader
Information Unit
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[1][email address
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]