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FOI 5047

Surveillance

Request

I am writing to you to request the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. 

1. The number of external organisations (for instance, private investigators) commissioned to undertake surveillance under the provisions of RIPA 

2. The number of external organisations (for instance, private investigators) commissioned to undertake surveillance.

3. The names of the contractors commissioned to undertake surveillance

4. The total amount paid to the contractors commissioned to undertake surveillance

5. For what reason(s) these non-public bodies or private investigator were commissioned to carry out such surveillance.

Please provide answers to each question for the financial years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

Response

I can advise you that the Council has not used any external organisations to undertake surveillance.