Special Constables employed by Tesco PLC

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Dear Surrey Police,

Please can you tell me how many special constables are currently serving with Surrey Police

If these are listed by family name in alphabetical order please can you tell me how many of the first 36 are currently in paid employment with Tesco PLC

Yours faithfully,

[name removed] [name removed]

!Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your request as detailed below.

In order that we may assist you in providing the information you seek, please could you clarify question 2 and why you require this information?

I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Please note that your request is now ''on hold'' pending your clarification. The statutory timescale as defined under the FOIA, will resume once you have clarified the information you seek, as detailed above.

If however we do not hear from you by 1st March 2012, we will assume that you no longer wish to proceed and will close the request accordingly.

Many thanks,

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Dear !Freedom of Information,

So far as I can tell question 2 is perfectly clear. I am not aware that I am obliged to tell you why I require this information but I am nonetheless happy to do so. I am trying to form an estimate of how many special constables with Surrey Police are employed in paid employment with Tesco PLC. Sadly given my experience in asking about this with the Metropolitan Police I have come to fear that no police force will disclose it willingly. Please refer to an answer to an FOI enquiry I made of them regarding special constables in the London Borough of Barnet wich you may find on this site at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sp....

I do not imagine you could reasonably say that it would take more than half an hour to ask a special constable what their employment is and to record it so therefore you should be able to ask 36 constables within the 18 hours which may be allotted to this request. Asking by alphabetical order of family name should give a reasonably random if small sample.

If question 2 remains unclear please let me know and I do apologise is I have in anyway prejudged you unfavourably because of my experience with the Metropolitan Police Service.

Yours sincerely,

[name removed] [name removed]

!Freedom of Information, Surrey Police

Dear Mr [name removed],

Many thanks for clarifying your request.

Your request is now being considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and we will respond to you in due course.


Neil Coventry

Information Access Team Co-Ordinator
Tasking & Coordination Command
Surrey Police

Spire: 38633
Tel: 01483 630007
Fax: 01483 634911
Email: [email address]


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Information Access Team
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Surrey Police
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