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Freedom of Information Request

PSPO - Abortion Clinics(2017-2022)

Received: 12 July 2022

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
1. In the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, how many applications for Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO), aimed at inhibiting protesters/demonstrations/anti-social behaviour outside any clinics offering abortion services in your area, did the council receive ?
2. In the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, how many applications for PSPOs, aimed at inhibiting protesters/demonstrations/anti-social behaviour outside any clinics offering abortion services in your area, did the council consider?
3. In the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, how many applications for PSPOs, aimed at inhibiting protesters/demonstrations/anti-social behaviour outside any clinics offering abortion services in your area, were rejected by the council?
4. What were the reasons for rejecting them? If possible, please provide a list specifying which clinic the rejection refers to.
5. In the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, how many applications for PSPOs, aimed at inhibiting protesters/demonstrations/anti-social behaviour outside any clinics offering abortion services in your area, were accepted by the council?
If the above requests are likely to exceed costs, please provide the information for only 2019, 2021 and 2022.

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