Providing personal Information under Covid Guidelines/Regulations/Restrictions

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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

Under Freedom of Information can you please enlighten me on the following.

? Where it states that covid guidelines/regulations or restrictions have the force
of law or legislation.

Where Public have to give out their personal details to be issued fines
under covid regulations or fear Arrest for obstruction if they do not?
As there is no mention of having to supply any personal Information in
legislation by case law(Rice v Connely 1966), Neither in common law.

Primary police role is to uphold the Queens peace and enforce law/legislation.
where the Queens peace has not been breached as of the definitions
in the Breach of this peace is not reached by the definitions of Covid
guidelines/regulations or restrictions.
Therefore how can something be enforced by you, that is not in law or legislation.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Smith

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, when an authority is considering whether a request is valid under Section 8(1) a request must be (a) in writing; (b) state the name of the applicant and an
address for correspondence, and (c) describe the information requested.

In this case your request complies with Section 1(a) and (b) as the request is in writing and a name and contact details have been provided, however, the body of the narrative is not valid and does not comply
with Section 8(1)(c). Your request 'how can something be enforced by you, that is not in law or legislation' is theoretical and does not consist of recorded information.

Kind regards
Gemma Burton
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Digital Policing
West Yorkshire Police, PO Box 9, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS
Telephone: 01924 296006

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Dear Freedom of Information,

? Where it states that covid guidelines/regulations or restrictions have the force
of law or legislation is..

Yours sincerely,

Barry Smith

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good morning,

Unfortunately as previously stated it is unclear what recorded information you are requesting from West Yorkshire Police. Please could you provide clarification.

Kind Regards
Nicole Smith
Disclosure Assistant
Information Management
Digital Policing

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Dear Freedom of Information

further to my last correspondence.
Question 1,
I would like you to show me where Covid Regulations/Restrictions/Guidelines are within Law or Legislation.

Question 2,
How can you enforce something that is not in law or legislation?

I find it quite strange that of the 39 UK police Forces yours would be the only one that does not understand the question, is this the way this particular force avoids answering simple questions?

Yours sincerely,

Barry Smith

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good morning,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind Regards
Nicole Smith
Disclosure Assistant
Information Management
Digital Policing

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Freedom of Information,

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear B. Smith,

 

Please see the attached document in relation to your information request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Alix Whitfield

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your reply, your denial to answer the question means this is on line somewhere for me to find, I have since found this on the gov website, the coronavirus legislation, but I am having a problem finding the case law that gives the coronavirus legislation the power that people have to give out their personal details, that beats the case law rice v Connolly 1966 that states public do not have to give out personal details to you.
So if you could be so kind as to forward this to me I would be most grateful.

Yours sincerely,

Barry Smith

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear B. Smith,

As provided in your original response the powers of arrest relevant to your request are covered by Section 24 of Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).

Information and a link to this was provided in your original response letter.

Kind regards
Emily Dawson
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Digital Policing
West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS
Telephone: 01924 296006

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