Political Party Membership

Reference: 17007

Date Added: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Question

 

* How many people (full-time and part-time) work in Commissioner\'s office (including the Commissioner and the Deputy Commission)?
* How many of these employees are members of a political party? Please provide the numbers for each party.

 

Answer

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

* How many people (full-time and part-time) work in Commissioner's office (including the Commissioner and the Deputy Commission)?

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/about-us/commissioners-team/
The organisational chart can be found on the right hand side of the web page under the title Staff Profile.

* How many of these employees are members of a political party? Please provide the numbers for each party.
No information held.
Please note that the Police and Crime Commissioner is not an employee of the OPCC and has therefore not been included within the response to this question.

Please note: Under the FOIA it is a requirement for all requests to be submitted with the requesters real name; you are unable to sign a request ‘An Enquirer’. You are only receiving a response to this request as a name ‘H Spencer’ appears in the ‘From’ section of your FOI request and as none of the information you have requested falls under an exemption and does not need any further clarification in order for an answer to be provided.

Please provide your real name when signing all future FOI requests or you may find that your request will be invalid under Section 8(1)(b) of the FOIA. The Information Commissioners Office provides guidance on submitting FOI requests to the public on the following link ico.org.uk/for-the-public/official-information/ which you may find useful.