This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lincolnshire Police & G4S: freedom of information inquiry

A few weeks ago, I requested a copy of the Risk Register associated with the programme of work that Lincs Police and G4S are now working on together. Today I received their response back. They have refused on two public interest tests:

  • Section 31 – Law Enforcement – this is a qualified, class based exemption – therefore PIT applied 
  • Section 43 – Commercial Interests - this is a qualified, class based exemption – therefore PIT applied

Needless to say, I am appealing against this decision.

Here is a link to the their reply with my annotations - and the email I have sent them making the appeal. Click here for the Google doc. Their reply gives some most interesting insight into the assumptions embedded in private sector partnerships...

Please watch this space...