Response to consultation on the 'Strengthening the powers to tackle unauthorised encampments in 2019'

Reference: 19026

Date Added: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Category: Correspondence

Disclosure Details

Question

 

Please see below the information we are requesting under the ‘Freedom of Information Act 2000’: 

 

  1.        Did your Police Crime Commissioner submit a response to the Home Office public consultation, launched on the 5th of November 2019   “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” ? 
  2.        If so, can you please provide us with a full e-copy or hard copy of your response to this consultation? 

 

 

Answer

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

 

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.

 

 

 

Please see below the information we are requesting under the ‘Freedom of Information Act 2000’: 

 

 

 

  1.        Did your Police Crime Commissioner submit a response to the Home Office public consultation, launched on the 5th of November 2019   “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” ? 

 

 

 

        Yes

 

 

 

  1.        If so, can you please provide us with a full e-copy or hard copy of your response to this consultation? 

 

 

 

        Please see attached a copy of the consultation response.

 

 

 

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.

 

 

 

I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website: www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/en/transparency/know-your-rights/your-information-rights/freedom-of-information/appeals-process/