The British National Party

Mark Walker made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Constabulary

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Dear Sir or Madam,

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Police Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/527), and having complied with the requirements of regulation 46, has determined that, with effect from 1st January 2005, there shall be inserted before Annex A of the Determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 the following Annex:

“ANNEX AA Regulation 6 Schedule 1
RESTRICTIONS ON THE PRIVATE LIFE OF MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCES

No member of a police force may be a member of any of the following organisations-
a) the British National Party;
b) Combat 18;
c) the National Front.”

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act

1. Prior to 1st January 2005 had any members of your Police Force been disciplined in connection with membership of:-
a) the British National Party;
b) Combat 18; or
c) the National Front

Please provide details of how many and the outcomes of such disciplinary procedures if any.

2. After 1st January 2005 have any members of your Police Force been disciplined in connection with membership of:-
a) the British National Party;
b) Combat 18; or
c) the National Front

Please provide details of how many and the outcomes of such disciplinary procedures if any.

3. After 1st January 2005 did you review the Human Rights implications of the restriction? Please supply minutes and other documentation relating to such a review.

4. The restriction relates to membership. Do you consider that there is any restriction on a member of your Police Force:-
a) donating to the British National Party
b) subscribing to a British National Party publication
c) purchasing goods from the British National Party
d) signing a petition in favour of the British National Party
e) signing a nomination form for a British National Party candidate

Yours sincerely

Mark Walker
Solidarity Trades Union

solidaritytradeunion.org

Harwood, Christopher, Wiltshire Constabulary

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Dear Mark,

PSA:

<<Acknowledgement.doc>>

Chris Harwood
Force Data Protection
& Freedom of Information Decision Maker

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Wood Lane
Chippenham,
Wilts SN15 3DH

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Harwood, Christopher,

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Dear Mark,

PSA:

<<response letter.doc>>

Chris Harwood
Force Data Protection
& Freedom of Information Decision Maker
* 01380-733446 (722-343 internal)
* [email address]
* Mail: Chippenham Police Station,
Wood Lane
Chippenham,
Wilts SN15 3DH
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