Pedlars Certificate Application Form

Paul Perrin made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

The pedlars act 1881 sets out the form that the application form for a pedlars certificate should take.

Your own application form bears little relation to the form included in the act. Your form demands a huge amount of additional information, much of it personal.

In addition your application form suggests that various additional items must be supplied by the applicant including copies of various documents and photographs.

Meanwhile the pedlars act is very clear about what is required by law, and includes none of these things.

In light of this, please supply me with any and all information/documents/communications that you have been involved with regarding this form, the information that it requests, and how this relates to the requirements of the pedlars act.

Also, please supply me with any information/advice you have requested/received regarding the data protection act and the additional information you require on this application form.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police today.

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the
date of receipt. In some circumstances Sussex Police may be unable to
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Yours sincerely

ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your 'draft' response, however it does not seem to relate to the application form that is currently being used by your force.

The form includes many questions such as 'eye colour', 'complexion', etc it also requires a declaration by two individuals regarding the character of the applicant.

Please expand on how each individual question (those mentioned above, and all others on the form) are relevant and proportionate.

Further you seem to be suggesting that an applicant for a pedlars certificate is *assumed* to be dishonest and not be taken at their word - can you confirm that this is indeed the attitude adopted by your force and explain whether such an attitude is always adopted by the force when dealing with the public, or it is just reserved for applicants for pedlars certificates?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Dear Sussex Police,

You appeared to have misunderstood my original request, and I have supplied clarification, you are now breaking the law by failing to respond by even the latest time allowed.

I expect a response by return - I think it is disgraceful that a police force should, themselves, so such little respect towards their legal duties.

Should you continue to neglect your responsibilities under the freedom of information act then be assured that I will escalate this issues.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your email which I have taken to be a request for a review
of our initial response to your FOI request.

I will re-examine the case and will advise you of my decision in due
course but in any case within 20 working days from today.

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager

Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ | Church Lane | LEWES | BN7 2DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 Direct dial: 01273 404049
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Dear Sussex Police,

I want an answer to my request, not an analysis of your failure to supply it.

Should you choose to spend time on reviewing your procedures rather than answering my request I will consider it to be evasion on your part.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your email the content of which is noted. My colleague
tried to answer your questions in his original response. Any expression
of dissatisfaction with the reply is treated as a request for a review
of the original decision which is the process I am undertaking now.
The review allows for the request to be re-examined and as you have
already been advised I will carry out the review and communicate the
outcome.

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager

Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ | Church Lane | LEWES | BN7 2DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 Direct dial: 01273 404049
www.sussex.police.uk

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Dear Mr Perrin

Please see the attached letter regarding our internal review of your FOI
request.

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager

Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ | Church Lane | LEWES | BN7 2DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 Direct dial: 01273 404049
www.sussex.police.uk

Sussex Police - Serving Sussex

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your response.

So as final confirmation, you are assuring me that you have no documentation relating to the layout and content of your pedlars licence application form. It just 'is as it is'.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Perrin

Sussex Police

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your latest email.

I have again spoken with our Force Licensing Manager and I can confirm
that we hold no documents relevant to either part of your request.

The form itself has evolved over the years and changes will have been
made but, we hold no documents that relate to, or detail, the changes
made.

Regards

Peter Burtenshaw
Information Compliance Manager

Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
Sussex Police HQ | Church Lane | LEWES | BN7 2DZ
Telephone 0845 60 70 999 Ext. 44124 Direct dial: 01273 404049
www.sussex.police.uk

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