I would like to know the following:
The number of sexual risk orders issued by the forces since the introduction of the legislation (including expired orders).
The number of these numbers that are currently being enforced. If possible, for each of these I’d like a brief description of the conditions of the order.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information. Any officer in West Midlands Police can apply for a Sexual Risk Order if they feel it is required. However the applications are not centrally recorded. Therefore to provide this information we would have to research each case individually which would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).
Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).
Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.
A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.
I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request.