Indemnities against prosecution

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Dear Manchester City Council,

under foia can i ask

"are their any provisions for a bailiff employed by manchester cc that allow them to issue themselves a indemnity against prosecution once they have been found to have commited a unlawful act during a levy ?"

Same question as above but if they were to present the indemnity to a person under mental health care ?."

"are their any provisions that allow them to indemnify themselves and not manchester cc whilst the debtor is under mental health care for any errors they have made "

"should manchester cc audit the bailiff regulary and must all failed levys and the reasons be reported ?

Is economically abusing a vulnerable person which results in a human right being removed a reason for contract termination ?

This question does not relate to a complaint about manchester cc but is a public concern if it was to happen in the area of victoria park etc .What controls are in place to make sure the above would never be allowed

Yours faithfully,


Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Dan
Thank you for your request for information received by the Council on 11
November 2019.

Guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office sets out the
requirements for a request to be valid and says that a request must ‘state
the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence’ (Section 8(1)
of the Freedom of Information Act).


In order for your request to comply with this requirement, I would be
grateful if you could provide your full name.

When we receive your name, we will deal with your request as outlined in
the Council’s Code of Practice on handling requests for information.
Also could you please provide further information regarding your request.
Different Council departments will use different enforcement agencies and
different legislation is in place.
Can you please specify for which area you require this information for,
for example, unpaid council tax/parking fines?

Yours sincerely

Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
M60 2LA

Email:  [2][MCC request email]
Website:  [3]

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Dear Information Compliance,

i am sorry i feel i may have duplicated these questions.if you can make sure if they reappear you copy and paste your answer to the similar questions and i will mark as satisfied .yes /no or maybe answers are fine

im sorry .

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to issue an
indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the agreement of the council in
cases where they have wrongfully seized when the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods
have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it meant your
business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves a gain at the cost to the
vulnerable victim a material breach of contract .?
6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report when dealing
with vulnerable customers
7.would you employ enforcement agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
8.who are your current agents

Yours faithfully,

dan perkins

Yours sincerely,