Police Injury Pensions Policy

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Freedom of Information Act request.

I am requesting certain documents that you may have detailing force policy and procedure in the management and review of police injury award pensions prior to the year 2004.

To help you in your search and to direct my enquiry as clearly as possible I am quoting below a paragraph from Home Office Circular 46/2004, Annex C:

'This Guidance is being issued to help ensure a fairer, more cohesive approach to the payment of injury benefits to ill-health retired officers who have reached the compulsory retirement age with their Force. A recent survey found that practice in this area was diverse. Some forces automatically reduced degree of disablement benefits to the lowest banding when this age had been reached - others continued to pay benefits at the same rate until the death of the Officer concerned.'

The above quote identifies two categories of forces - A) one group that automatically reduced degree of disablement benefits to the lowest banding when compulsory retirement age had been reached and a second group B) that continued to pay benefits at the same rate until the death of the Officer concerned.

I am attempting to identify and obtain a copy of documents that show which category ( A or B) your force would have been included in prior to receipt of HOC 46/2004.

It may be that your response would be sufficient if you simply tell me which group your force was in, but if there was a written policy or procedural document setting out details, then I should like a copy.

You can send copied documents in any standard digital format.

Your assistance in this matter is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Ms N. McCall

Ms. N. McCall left an annotation ()

Note: In collaboration with another researcher I shall be making the results of my FOIA requests public. We plan to put everything on a web site so that it is available for everyone who is interested in Home Office Circular 46/2004 and the police injury award pensions debate.

I will announce the publication in another annotation here.

There is a petition on the No 10 Downing Street web site that you may like to sign. It calls on the Home Office to rescind guidance issued in Circular 46/2004.

The petition is at:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/HOC-46-...

Nancy

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am awaiting a response from you to a FOIA request I made.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act you should have responded no later than the 26th Feb.

Would you please check and see if you are now in a position to respond, and advise me accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. N. McCall

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am awaiting a response from you to a FOIA request I made.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act you should have responded no later than the 26th Feb.

Would you please check and see if you are now in a position to respond, and advise me accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. N. McCall

@ Freedom of Information,

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Dear Ms McCall,

Please accept my apologies for not contacting you sooner with regard to your Freedom of Information request. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I have not been able to complete a response to your request within the 20 day deadline. I will therefore need to extend the response time to 26th March, 2009. Please find attached formal notification of the extended response time.

Yours sincerely,

Sabina Harris
Information Compliance Officer
Tel: 01926 415720 (internal 5720)
Fax: 01926 415306
email: [email address]

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Dear Sabina Harris,

Please may I ask you to provide the response that you stated would be sent by 26th of March?

Yours sincerely,

Ms. N. McCall

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Dear Sabina Harris,

Please may I ask you to provide the response that you stated would
be sent by 26th of March?

Yours sincerely,

Ms. N. McCall

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Ms. N. McCall left an annotation ()

As wdtk email seems to have failed, direct email sent on 1st April.

Ms. N. McCall left an annotation ()

Warwickshire has responded:

They placed themselves in category 'B'

This now makes a total of 40 forces that never reduced injury pensions before encouraged to do so by the Home Office.

N. McCall

Ms. N. McCall left an annotation ()

If you are a former officer on an injury pension and would like to make contact with an email-based self help group of others then send a message to Eddie at whatsyourforcedoing[AT]yahoo.co.uk Be sure to mention the whatdotheyknow web site.

The results of the research into a vital aspect of Home Office Circular Annex C is now available on line at http://no10petition.blogspot.com/