FPNs for fly-tipping

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Dear Barnet Borough Council,

1. How many fly-tipping FPNs issued by Barnet between 1 January 2018 and 15 November 2019 under section 33(1)(a) of the EPA have not been paid?
2. How many of these were cancelled without being referred for prosecution?
3. For each such FPN those that was neither paid nor cancelled without being referred for prosecution, please confirm its current status, eg, “Referred to prosecution - pending hearing”, “Referred to prosecution - guilty verdict”. I don’t need any personal details of individual cases, eg names or locations, just the outcomes.
4. For any FPN which wasn’t cancelled and which was referred to consider prosecution but a decision was taken not to prosecute, please confirm the reason for this.

Yours faithfully,
G Kanter-Webber

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Dear Mr Kanter-Webber
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request received on 2 January 2020 for the following
information:
 
1. How many fly-tipping FPNs issued by Barnet between 1 January 2018 and
15 November 2019 under section 33(1)(a) of the EPA have not been paid?
2. How many of these were cancelled without being referred for
prosecution?
3. For each such FPN those that was neither paid nor cancelled without
being referred for prosecution, please confirm its current status, eg,
'Referred to prosecution - pending hearing', 'Referred to prosecution -
guilty verdict'. I don't need any personal details of individual cases, eg
names or locations, just the outcomes.
4. For any FPN which wasn't cancelled and which was referred to consider
prosecution but a decision was taken not to prosecute, please confirm the
reason for this..
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Chris Lloyd
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

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Dear Andrew Cox,

Thank you for your (late) reply. I now have a follow-up FOIA request.

It appears that there are 669 unpaid FPNs from the 2018-19 period that have not been cancelled, and 1,222 unpaid FPNs from the 2019 period that have not been cancelled. Your response explained that none of these 1,891 unpaid and un-cancelled FPNs have been referred for prosecution, and all of them are currently 'under review'.

This seems very odd, since your website clearly states that "the Council will prosecute unpaid FPNs" (in bold text) and the language of FPNs themselves makes clear that prosecution will follow if payment is not made.

Therefore, in relation to the 'review' process which is taking place in relation to the 1,891 FPNs described above, please disclose the following information:
- Who requested the review?
- Who is conducting the review?
- What are the terms of reference of the review?
- What is the timescale for the review?

If this information is not the same for all 1,891 FPNs, provide all relevant answers (eg, "1,000 FPNs are being reviewed by the Director of Enforcement and 891 FPNs are being reviewed by the Deputy Director").

Yours sincerely,

G Kanter-Webber