Goods confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act

Bob Harper made this Freedom of Information request to Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland

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Dear Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland,

I'm requesting information on goods seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

For the financial year 2014 to 2015 could you please give details of cases where assets were seized or confiscated using powers under POCA:
1. Type, category etc. of the goods
2. The value of the goods
3. Reasons for enforcement under POCA

Yours faithfully,
Bob Harper

Info, Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland

Mr Harper, I acknowledge receipt of your email below.

Your request will be dealt with under the Terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a response will issue in due course.

Regards,

PPS
FOI Team

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Info, Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland

FOI 628/15-16
Via email

15 January 2016

Dear Mr Harper,

I refer to your email dated 16 December 2015 in which you requested information on goods seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Your request has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act creates rights of access for any person making a request for information to a public authority. The rights of access are twofold. First, to be informed by the public authority if it holds information of the description specified in the request, and if that is the case, secondly, to be provided with that information. These rights are subject to important limitations, which are designed to achieve a proper balance between the right to know and considerations of law and policy in the broader public interest.

You had asked the following:

Information on goods seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). For the financial year 2014 to 2015 could you please give details of cases where assets were seized or confiscated using powers under POCA:

1. Type, category etc. of the goods
2. The value of the goods
3. Reasons for enforcement under POCA

In response I can advise that the information requested is not held by the Public Prosecution Service. Therefore in terms of section 17 of the Act the information requested is not held.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you have the right to request a review in accordance with our review procedure. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by writing to the Head of Central Management Unit, Public Prosecution Service, Belfast Chambers, 93 Chichester Street, BELFAST, BT1 3JR or alternatively by sending an e-mail to [email address]. You should state clearly the grounds on which you are requesting the review.

Alternatively, you may wish to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF


Yours Sincerely,

PPS FOI Section

________________________________________
From: Bob Harper
Sent: 16 December 2015 16:13:43 (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Goods confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act

Dear Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland,

I'm requesting information on goods seized under the Proceeds of
Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

For the financial year 2014 to 2015 could you please give details
of cases where assets were seized or confiscated using powers under
POCA:
1. Type, category etc. of the goods
2. The value of the goods
3. Reasons for enforcement under POCA

Yours faithfully,
Bob Harper

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