Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please provide me with the number of staff that hold an S.I.A. CCTV license within the council's control room and the reason they hold this license.
Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
In response to your enquiry, fewer than five current members of staff
within the Control Room hold an SIA CCTV Licence. These licences were
obtained when the Council previously performed different functions. Staff
are not currently required to hold an SIA Licence for the functions they
The Council can only state that the total is fewer than five to avoid the
possible identification of a living individual, as per the Data Protection
Act 1998. This information is therefore exempt under Section 40 (2) of the
Freedom of Information Act as it is considered to be personal data.
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request an internal review of the handling of your enquiry. To do so,
please email [Wirral Borough Council request email] and your review will be
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