FOI Requests - Private Investigators

Request 101000408786

1.  For each of the last three financial years, could you please tell me how many times the local authority has required the services of a private investigator/private investigation firm?

(ii)For each separate investigation, could you please clarify the general matter the investigator was required for, the cost incurred each time and how long their services were required?
      
2. For each of the last three financial years, could you please tell me the total spend on private investigators or private investigation firms?

Response 03-02-2016

1. 

2013/14 and 2014/15 - Nil.

2015/16 - Once.  A tracing agent was used to find out where a debtor resides. There was no cost and only one email and an email response back a week later - they couldn’t trace the person we were looking for.  It was a no trace no fee service.

2. Nil (for all years requested).

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