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Disclosure Logs

The live Disclosure Log, January 2018 to date can be found here.

 

Historical disclosures, pre 1st January 2018, are below:

Please provide a list of the 10 most commonly visited websites by Police authority staff in the last twelve months, including the total time spent by employees on each site.

 

Reference Number: 988
Date Requested: September 19, 2014
Response: You requested as follows: “Please provide a list of the 10 most commonly visited websites by Police authority staff in the last twelve months, including the total time spent by employees on each site” Please find below the list of the top ten websites used by the staff of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the length of time spent on each. Rank # of Visits Total Time on Site (secs) Web Site 1 9244 691769 www.google.co.uk 2 7979 496041 www.google.com 3 5856 493978 www.bing.com 4 5801 433173 www.facebook.com 5 2854 927471 www.bbc.co.uk 6 1532 32922 www.dataunitwales.gov.uk 7 1004 43471 www.youtube.com 8 757 33401 www.linkedin.com 9 746 39039 www.south-wales.police.uk 10 716 15874 www.microsoft.com
Response Date: November 13, 2014

I am writing to obtain information about the costs incurred by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office.

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:

1. The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

2. The total cost of the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.

3. The total remuneration bill for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind).

4. The total remuneration bill for the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind).

5. A full list of job titles at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office as at 04/04/2014.

 

Reference Number: 983
Date Requested: April 7, 2014
Response:
1. The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14. The cost of the Commissioner’s office for 2013/2014 was £922,000. Commissioner’s came into office on the 22nd November 2012 and therefore there is not a full year cost for 2012/2013.

2. The total cost of the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.

3. The total remuneration bill for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind). The total remuneration bill for 2013-14 was £749,000.

4. The total remuneration bill for the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind). The total remuneration bill for the Police Authority in 2010-2011 was £457,000 and in 2011/12 was £475,000 (plus an additional £250,000 in allowances paid to the Police Authority members).

5. A full list of job titles at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office as at 04/04/2014. http://www.southwalescommissioner.org.uk/en/Your-Commissioner/Commissioners-Team/Support-Team.aspx

Response Date: May 2, 2014

1) Any and all communications between your office and South Wales Police in respect of the deduction of ESA from Police injury pensions.

2) Any other communications from your office and the Home Office on this subject.

3) Any other communications from your office and Other Police and Crime Commissioners on this subject

 

Reference Number: 991
Date Requested: October 30, 2014
Response: The term South Wales Police refers to the organisation as a whole, which includes the two corporation sole, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable and all other employees. I am not aware of any internal communications on the subject. The only communication between my team and the Home Office has been already disclosed to you by the Home Office. I can confirm that a member of my team was contacted on behalf of the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner to request information regarding the legality of deducting ESA from an injury pension, as ESA is deemed to be a relevant benefit under the regulations, and asking for sight of any information provided to us by the Home Office. The response was given verbally and therefore the Commissioner holds no further information. You are already in possession of other correspondence between the Commissioner's office and the Home Office on this subject.
Response Date: December 8, 2014

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
A list of FOIA Requests considered “Vexatious” that resulted in you not providing information. Vexatious includes requests that;
  • clearly does not have any serious purpose or value
  • is designed to cause disruption or annoyance
  • has the effect of harassing the public authority
  • can otherwise fairly be characterised as obsessive or manifestly unreasonable.

Example;
“Please provide a list of all cars owned that are blue”
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act. In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

 

Reference Number: 995
Date Requested: March 26, 2015
Response: I can confirm that the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales has not refused any Freedom of Information requests on the basis of them being vexatious. Therefore there is no list of Freedom of Information Act requests considered “vexatious” that we hold.
Response Date: March 31, 2015

I would like a copy of all of the correspondence between the Police and Crime Commissioner and South Wales Police between 1st September 2012 and 31st December 2012, and 1st December 2013 and 21st January 2014 relating to or mentioning Ian Watkins.

 

Reference Number: 989
Date Requested: October 28, 2014
Response: Your request for information has been considered and the Commissioner is not obliged to provide the information you have requested. You will appreciate that the operational investigation into the offences of Ian Watkins remains a live investigation and as such all information pertaining to that investigation cannot be disclosed for fear of prejudicing or jeopardising the investigation. There is also an ongoing Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation that could also be prejudiced or jeopardised if any information were to be released. Section 17(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the Commissioner, when refusing to provide such information, to provide you with a notice which: (a) States that fact (b) Specifies the exemption in question (c) States (if that would not be otherwise apparent) which the exemption exists. In relation to your particular request, the following exemption applies: Section 30- Investigations and Proceedings Conducted by Public Authorities (1) Information held by a public authority is exempt information if it has at any time been held by the authority for the purposes of- (a) Any investigation which the public authority has a duty to conduct with a view to it being ascertained (i) whether a person should be charged with an offence, or (ii) whether a person charged with an offence is guilty of it. (b) Any investigation which is conducted by the authority and in the circumstances may lead to a decision by the authority to institute criminal proceedings which the authority has the power to conduct; or (c) Any criminal proceedings, which the authority has the power to conduct. (2) Information held by a public authority is exempt if- (a) It was obtained or recorded by the authority for the purpose of its functions relating to- (i) Investigations falling within subsection (1)(a) or (b) (ii) Criminal proceedings which the authority has the power to conduct (iii) Investigations (other than investigations falling within subsection (1)(a) or (B) which are conducted by the authority for any of the purposes specified by subsection 31(2) and either by virtue of Her Majesty’s prerogative or by virtue of powers conferred by or under any enactment, or (iv) Civil proceedings which are brought by or on behalf of the authority and arise out of such investigations and (b) It relates to the obtaining of information from confidential sources. (3) The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in relation to information which is (or if it were held by the public authority would be) exempt information by virtue of subsection (1) or (2).
Response Date: December 3, 2014

The number of journeys taken on the air service between Cardiff-Anglesey (or Anglesey-Cardiff) by your staff/representatives during (a) 2014, (b) 2013 or (c) 2012. If the figures are available for financial years, I would appreciate the data for the past 3 financial years. The cost of the above flights to your company/organisation.
If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, please provide the easiest parts first rather than hold up the entire request.
I would prefer to receive your response in electronic format.
If you decide to withhold some of the information requested using exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, please inform me which exemptions you have used.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, you have 20 working days to respond to this request. I also request for notification to be sent to me on e-mail to confirm you have received this request.

 

Reference Number: 992
Date Requested: January 16, 2015
Response: I can confirm that there have been 0 journeys taken on the air service between Cardiff-Anglesey or Anglesey-Cardiff during any of the years specified by anyone in the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales’ office.
Response Date: January 23, 2015

How has the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner used and allocated the funds from the proceeds of crime for each of the last two financial years since he took up his role?

 

Reference Number: 994
Date Requested: March 11, 2015
Response: Thank you for your Freedom of Information request made to South Wales Police on the 20th February 2015. I am aware that South Wales Police have obtained your authority to refer the second part of your request to the Commissioner for our response. The funds recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act remain the responsibility of the Chief Constable and it is South Wales Police who decide how these funds are allocated. The Police and Crime Commissioner has no input into the decision making process involved in allocating these funds.
Response Date: March 20, 2015

Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries)

(a) in membership fees

(b) fees for one off conferences or other events and

(c) fees paid to the CBI for any other services.

Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body.

Please provide this information for the period 2009-2014 set out by calendar or financial year.
If you are unable to provide all of this information within the time/cost limit please work up to the limit focusing on membership fees.

 

Reference Number: 987
Date Requested: September 5, 2014
Response: I can confirm that the Police and Crime Commissioner has made no payments to the CBI or its subsidiaries within the period of 2009-2014 (it is worth bearing in mind that the Police and Crime Commissioner only came into existence in November 2012.)
Response Date: September 18, 2014

Gifts and hospitality accepted or declined by the Commissioner

 

Reference Number: 723
Date Requested:
Response: This information is already available on the website
Response Date: April 29, 2013

Please can you release the Police and Crime Commissioner’s list of expenses claims for under £500 made between November 2012 and November 2013.

 

Reference Number: 981
Date Requested: January 10, 2014
Response:
Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act relating to the Commissioner’s expenses claims made for items under £500, please find below a link which will take you to the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and the specific page upon which the information you have requested can be found: http://www.commissioner.south-wales.police.uk/en/us/annual-reports/

Response Date: February 4, 2014

Details of any redundancies of former Police Authority staff since November 2012 and payments made.

 

Reference Number: 729
Date Requested:
Response Date: July 23, 2013

How many items have been stolen from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner? What items are they, and the cost of these?

 

Reference Number: 735
Date Requested:
Response: No items have been stolen from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Response Date: December 3, 2013

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