Grimsby Magistrates' Court abetting Council to defraud residents

Dan Stevens (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police

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Dan Stevens (Account suspended)

Dear Humberside Police,

I believe the document in the link is (or makes up part of) submitted evidence to Humberside police's fraud department:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/178966839/Grim...

There is evidence within that document showing the effects that the welfare reforms (changes to council tax benefit) have had on the income generated from Court Summons Costs for North East Lincolnshire Council.

The data shows that the number of summonses issued were 4,764 for the months May to August in 2012 (before the reforms), whilst for the same months subsequent to the reforms the figure increased by 67% to 7,946.

However, there had been no adjustment in the standard summons costs (£70) charged to each individual debtor to compensate for the potential 67% increase in the summons revenue so the costs raised which were £333,480 for the months May to August in 2012 increased to £556,220 for the same period the following year.

Grimsby Magistrates' court is duty bound to award only reasonable costs incurred by the council. However, it made no allowance for the increased revenue and continued awarding the same costs as were asked for by North East Lincolnshire Council. This amounts to the court abetting the Council to defraud residents by profiting through court recovery.

Q. Please supply details (including date) of any recorded police involvement with Grimsby Magistrates' Court on these matters .

Yours faithfully,

Dan Stevens

Waller, Paul 8065, Humberside Police

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03 March, 2014

Dear Mr. Stevens,

Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on 02 March, 2014, in which you requested details of the following:

Request for information regarding this forces involvement with Grimsby Magistrate Court abetting the Council to defraud residents by profiting through court recovery

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04 March, 2014

Dear Mr. Stevens,

Thank you for your request for information dated 02 March, 2014 concerning:

Request for information regarding this forces involvement with Grimsby Magistrate Court abetting the Council to defraud residents by profiting through court recovery.

I do not believe your request complies with s 8 of the Act. Please can you provide ID to show you are Mr Dan Stevens.

You may also wish to review the current ICO guidance on using pseudonyms in relation to Freedom of Information requests (link below).

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If no response is received within a 20 day period, we will assume that you no longer require the information and the request will be closed.

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Yours sincerely,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578006
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Dan Stevens (Account suspended)

Dear Green, James 8935,

It would be much easier if you just provide the information and tell the imbecile who's told you that providing ID makes any difference that it doesn't

Yours sincerely,

Dan Stevens

Green, James 8935,

Dear Mr Stevens,

As previously stated your request will remain on hold until you provide proof of ID and if you do not within 20 days your request will be closed.

Regards,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
Information Compliance Section

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

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Dan Stevens (Account suspended)

Dear Green, James 8935,

The response (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...) from the Ministry of Justice reveals no record of any enquiries made into the allegations.

For your reference a FOI request was made to HMCTS (Grimsby Magistrates' Court abetting Council to defraud residents)

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours sincerely,

Dan Stevens

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