Dear West Mercia Police,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many drivers have been caught with an illegal number plate in Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.

2. Can you provide me with the number of illegal number plate incidences involving the following brands during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019:

Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Kia, Fiat, Mini, Peugeot, Mazda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Citroen, Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai, Honda

3. How much is the fine for being caught with an illegal number plate?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Aharony

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 12659 
and Warwickshire Police 12660

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received 27^th
September 2019 .

 

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

 

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your
understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Administrator – Information Compliance

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

01905 331 545

[1]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[2]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

 

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Hi,

Do you know when I am due to hear back as this is delayed?

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Aharony

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Aharony

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: Warwickshire Police 12660 and West Mercia Police 12659

I write in connection with your requests for information received on 27th September 2019.

I regret to inform you that Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police has not been able to complete its response to your request within the 20 working days. I am unable to provide a specific timescale for response but every effort will be made to ensure an appropriate response will be made as soon as possible. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police (WP & WMP) to review their decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to telephone the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WP & WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WP & WMP to have the decision reviewed. WP & WMP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
email: [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WP & WMP will aim to respond to your complaint within 2 months.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WP & WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or write to:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Aharony

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 12659
and Warwickshire Police 12660

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 27^th September 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

1.         How many drivers have been caught with an illegal number plate
in Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.

 

2. Can you provide me with the number of illegal number plate incidences
involving the following brands during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec
2018 and Jan-to date 2019:

 

Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Kia, Fiat, Mini,
Peugeot, Mazda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Citroen, Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai,
Honda

 

3.         How much is the fine for being caught with an illegal number
plate?

 

REPLY:

West Mercia 12659

2019 figures are as up to 08/10/2019.

 

Figures are based on the offence VE94134 - Drive a vehicle when the
registration mark fails to conform with regulations.

 

Q1)
Number of offences recorded -
Drive a vehicle when the
registration mark fails to
conform with regulations
2017 161
2018 89
2019 55
Total 305
Q2)
Make of vehicle using
illegal number plate
  2017 2018 2019 Total
AUDI 21 10 9 40
BMW 25 11 9 45
FIAT 1 0 0 1
FORD 12 7 2 21
HONDA 2 1 0 3
HYUNDAI 0 0 1 1
LAND ROVER 9 1 1 11
MAZDA 2 0 2 4
MINI 3 1 1 5
NISSAN 4 2 0 6
PEUGEOT 2 1 1 4
RANGE
ROVER 6 5 4 15
SKODA 3 1 0 4
SUZUKI 1 0 0 1
TOYOTA 5 1 1 7
VAUXHALL 7 10 3 20
VOLKSWAGEN 20 15 3 38
Total 123 66 37 226
No records found for
Citroen or Kia
Q3)
The fine for being caught with
an illegal number plate is £100

 

 

Warwickshire 12660

2019 figures are as up to 08/10/2019.

 

Figures are based on the offence VE94134 - Drive a vehicle when the
registration mark fails to conform with regulations.

 

Q1)
Number of offences recorded -
Drive a vehicle when the
registration mark fails to
conform with regulations
2017 52
2018 35
2019 35
Total 122
Q2)
Make of vehicle using
illegal number plate
  2017 2018 2019 Total
AUDI 9 4 2 15
BMW 7 5 5 17
FIAT 0 1 0 1
FORD 1 4 3 8
HONDA 0 1 0 1
HYUNDAI 1 0 0 1
LAND ROVER 3 1 3 7
MAZDA 0 0 1 1
MINI 2 1 1 4
NISSAN 1 1 0 2
PEUGEOT 2 1 3 6
RANGE
ROVER 1 2 0 3
SKODA 2 1 0 3
SUZUKI 0 1 0 1
TOYOTA 1 0 0 1
VAUXHALL 2 1 1 4
VOLKSWAGEN 6 3 1 10
Total 38 27 20 85
No records found for
Citroen or Kia
Q3)
The fine for being caught with
an illegal number plate is £100

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S Biddle

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565 / 331559

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510

 

 

 

Hi,

Are you able to also provide the number of illegal number plate incidences involving Mercedes during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Aharony

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO:  13643

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 27^th February 2020.  Your request will now be considered in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

 

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days
as stipulated by the Act.  We are currently receiving an unprecedented
number of subject access and FOI requests and for the foreseeable future
we are triaging and addressing requests in the following order:  Subject
access and then FOI requests.   Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responding.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you.  If you chose not to make payment then your request will be
withdrawn.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way.  Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sue Cale

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Unit

 

Internal ext:  7772545

Direct Line 01905 331545

 

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Aharony

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 13643

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 27^th February 2020. Please find below the response to your request:

 

Are you able to also provide the number of illegal number plate incidences
involving Mercedes during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and
Jan-to date 2019.

 

Reply:-

 

2017 – 13

2018 – 4

2019 – 6

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S Biddle

Information Compliance Unit
West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510