Political Conference Security - Equalities Impact Assessment

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Dear West Midlands Police,

1) Please confirm if an Equalities Impact Assessment, or similar exercise, has been carried out in relation to changes in conference security arrangements for the Liberal Democrat conference.

2) If such an assessment exists, please provide a copy.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

b_foi, West Midlands Police

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Dear Ms O'Connell

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b_foi, West Midlands Police

Dear Ms O'Connell

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Your request for information, received 24 June 2011 concerning the
Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) for conference security arrangements
for the Liberal Democrat conference has now been considered.

The EQIA has not yet been completed, it is work in progress. It is
anticipated that it will be finished towards the end of July.

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/pdf/F...

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date of this correspondence.

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Carl Bird

Freedom of Information Unit

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Zoe O'Connell left an annotation ()

Related blog post to this is at http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2011/09... with a followup FoI request for the EqIA at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co... (As of time of writing, I have not had a response to the request)