Dear West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner,
David Charles Jamieson is a Labour politician and was elected Police and Crime Commissioner on 21 August 2014 following the sudden death of Bob Jones the previous month, so he has been in post for over 5 years, but the crime situation in Birmingham has never been worse, 2 people murdered in separate incidents in the past 30 days within 2 miles of my home, and he is not planning to seek a further term of office after reaching the age of 73 next year. I note from your website that, quote , “Before David dedicated his life to politics, on a full-time basis, he was a teacher. Specialising in Mathematics, he taught at schools across the West Midlands before moving to Plymouth as a Vice Principal of a large community college. Whilst he no longer teaches ( he was a teacher for 11 years), his enthusiasm and experience within education continues. He is a Governor at Kingshurst Primary School in North Solihull ( which sadly has failed both of its most recent Ofsted Inspections ).
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/2...
It is a school near to where he and his wife Patricia live (but they actually appear to live 6 miles from it). Between 1992 and 2005 (13 years) he served as a Member of Parliament. During that time he spent four years as a government whip and a further four years as a Transport Minister within Tony Blair’s government. As a Minister David worked closely with the police giving them the power to seize uninsured vehicles and making it illegal to drive whilst using a handheld mobile phone. He was also involved with the charity Cricket Without Boundaries which promotes HIV/AIDS education for children in central Africa”.
I wish to ask a few FOI questions to understand why the crime situation has deteriorated so badly during his tenure and how the resources of the OPCC have been used, as I am especially upset having recently been attacked and robbed myself ( suffering a black eye and facial injuries) in broad daylight by two smiling BAME teenagers, who were happily confident they could get away with it when the nearest police took 15 minutes to arrive from their base station 6 miles away and didn`t bother to search when they arrived RoadSafe is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity whose board of directors are its trustees..

I know David Jamieson was elected MP for Devonport in May 1992, then operated in the government of Tony Blair, as Assistant Whip (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998), Government Whip (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002), Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (11 Jun 2002 to 11 May 2005) .

I note that Mr Jamieson (MP Devonport) was a colleague of Bob Ainsworth (MP Coventry North) when they both worked in the Whips Office in 1998, and they both voted in favour of the War in Iraq in 2003, but I also note that on 5 Jun 2016 Mr Jamieson gave Mr Ainsworth a position within the OPCC.

FOI Q1. Please confirm when was Bob Ainsworth appointed by Mr Jamieson to the strategic police and crime board and when did he leave, was any announcement of his leaving made and, if so, where was it announced, how many days of work was Mr Ainswoth paid for in total, and how much was he paid( including expenses and pension contributions).
End of FOI Q1.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4...

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I note from Wikipedia that Mr Jamieson`s “ first pledge after being elected was to find the money to reactivate all of the West Midlands' speed cameras and he said that his top priorities were recruiting more police officers, improving neighbourhood policing and reducing the number of fatalities and injuries on the region's roads. “.
FOI Q2 I note that Mr Jamieson is on the Board of the private Charity called Roadsafe, Charity no. 1004973 , whose Patron is Prince Michael of Kent KCVO , and in December 2016 he took his assistant Ashley Bertie to London to see the Prince and have dinner worth £35 FOC at the Prince`s award ceremony, but RoadSafe is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity whose board of directors are its trustees, and its trustees are entitled to claim expenses for their involvement with the Charity (so it should be no responsibility of the West Midlands taxpayer). Please advise if Mr Jamieson or Ashley Bertie claimed travel expenses or other costs for attending the dinner and awards ceremony in December 2016 and, if so, what were the amounts and reasons for the payments. Have they claimed any other expenses subsequently for dealing with Prince Michael of Kent or Roadsafe, and are there any anticipated encounters planned before the end of this year?
http://www.roadsafe.com/about/who
http://www.roadsafe.com/about/businessplan
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transpor...
https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/west... End of FOI Q2
FOI Q3. I note that Mr Jamieson is also a Trustee of the private Charity called the Road Safety Trust(RST), Registered charity number 1156300, and therefore has a requirement to attend periodic meetings (where the Charity are allowed to reimburse any justified Trustee expenses). As far as I can tell, Mr Jamieson has been charging the West Midlands taxpayer rather than the Charity itself, please confirm all the dates and locations that Mr Jamieson has attended meetings with the RST and the amounts claimed, if any, and the reasons, if any, that he has not submitted his claims for the Charity to reimburse.
https://www.roadsafetytrust.org.uk/trust... End of FOI Q3.
FOI Q4.Does Mr Jamison use a Senior Citizens Railcard number to receive valuable discount on his various railway journeys outside of the area or is a non discounted fare usually paid and, if so, why is no discount applied for? End of FOI Q4.

FOI Q5.Where are Ashley Berties` expenses published and,if they are not published why not?
End of FOI Q5.
Obviously I am upset after being attacked and robbed in broad daylight, but I am concerned that the imminently leaving Mr Jamieson has wasted his time and opportunity by continuously whinging that the police are underfunded (when £33 million has been spent doing up Lloyd House ) whilst being preoccupied with fake road safety improvement schemes which only catch the legally registered vehicles and the laughing criminals race around noisily and carefree with either no number plates or stolen or cloned plates, and the violent criminals are now disrespectful and fearless of the police and the Court system, and both the police and the public are afraid to go out.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours faithfully,
Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

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Dear West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner,
This email is purely to correct a slight error of detail as, being an ex-pharmacist, I`m a stickler for truth and accuracy. I commented that I was concerned about crime levels, with 2 murders being committed within 2 miles of my home in the space of 30 days, but I have checked the facts and Malik Hussain was killed in Baker Street,Sparkhill,on Friday 12th July and Hashim Khan was killed in Wilton Road,Sparkhill,on Friday 23rd August, so the interval was 6 weeks not 30 days.Regarding my comments about criminals having no respect for the police or the law, this was related to an incident in Ladypool Road, 2.1 miles from my home, where car thief Mubasher Hussain esq was arrested on Saturday 10th August 2019 after seriously injuring pc Gareth Phillips by driving over him using the policeman`s own car , and assaulting 5 police officers who were trying to arrest him subsequently, despite them being armed with tasers.
The criminals don`t seem to worry about jail time anymore, a temporary inconvenience, and the police, quite rightly, are concerned about protecting themslves.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/12/first-pic...

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon(BScHons)

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Sadly, Law and Order is now out of control in the West Midlands despite the police budget being OVER 1 million pounds per day, more interested in recording crime digitally (after the event) in a back office and providing Quality victim support afterwards. An article quote reference a victim Paul Cashmore “He then punched me in the face. I had two broken bones and a ruptured eye socket.The hospital said I might need facial reconstruction surgery.” A force spokesman said the man was taken to hospital to be treated for his facial injuries, that are thankfully not believed to be serious.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crim...

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A violent attempted car jacking recently in Moseley,Birmingham ( about 2 miles from my house )on July 26th, 3 young criminals operating as an organised team.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

Benjamin Johnson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Benjamin Johnson,
Thank you for your response in which you confirm that you do not need to disclose Mr Jamieson`s expense claims as they are published on your website. Just to provide clarification and close this request, please advise where is the missing expense claim data for Q1 2016 and why it has not ben published. Also, you advise that Mr Jamieson last claimed expenses for attending Roadsafe meetings on 08/10/2018 and Roadsafety Trust meetings on 18/07/2019.
I notice that he is still on the board of Roadsafe and it seems strange that he may have missed their meetings and award ceremonies / meals for the past 12 months, so please complete my FOI Q2 by advising does Mr Jamieson have, in his diary, any planned meet ups with Roadsafe before the end of this year,and has he had any meet ups with Roadsafe, as per his diary, since 08/10/2018 but not bothered to claim expenses for.

http://www.roadsafe.com/about/who
https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/offi...

Personally I do not think he should be claiming any expenses for holding positions on the board of independent Charities, which have nothing to do with Police or Crime, and which have in their constitution procedures to recoup running costs, but I am trying to ascertain if he is still attending but no longer claiming or just not atteding at all.

Thanking you in anticipation of clarification,
Yours sincerely,

Dennis Fallon (BScHons)

Benjamin Johnson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Fallon,

Thank you for your further email. Please find attached a further response which answers the questions you have raised.

Kind regards

Ben Johnson
Business Support Officer

West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner
Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6NQ

Tel: 0121 626 6060
Int: 801 6035

Web: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk
Twitter: @WestMidsPCC
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