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FOI 2866

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

Request

1. How many times has this local authority authorised operations or investigations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2 000 (RIPA) in the periods:

a) 1st December 2008– 30th November 2009?
b) 1st December 2009– 30th November 2010?
c) 1st December 2010– 30th November 2011

In each instance, please state the nature of the offence (e.g. graffiti, fly tipping etc).

Please also provide details of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions.

Please note I am not asking for details of the defendants or the case itself.

Response

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Request regarding the Council’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). The answers to your questions are detailed below:

1. How many times has this local authority authorised operations or investigations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2 000 (RIPA) in the periods:

a) 1st December 2008– 30th November 2009?
3 – Occupancy figures of a building (3 different investigations)
b) 1st December 2009– 30th November 2010?
1 – Ticket Machine Fraud
c) 1st December 2010– 30th November 2011?
0

Please also provide details of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions.

None of the above investigations have resulted in prosecution or conviction.