I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as
specifically as possible.
I should like to request the following information:
1) For each of the last five financial years, the number of times the
a) has used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on people
b) the reasons for each use
c) the internal expense of each use
d) the external spend for each use
d) the names of companies contracted out for each use
If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all
deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. I will also expect you to release all non exempt material. I
reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
charge excessive fees.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular
files or documents and it is the department's responsibility to provide the
information I require. If you need further clarification, my preferred
method of contact is via email.
I should like the figures I have request released to me in Microsoft Excel
Thank you for you FOI request as set out below.
I can confirm that Brentwood Borough Council have not used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on people in the last 5 years.