OPCC training attended and associated costs

Reference: 17011

Date Added: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Category: Training

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1. For the financial years of 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17, please provide:

a. The number of seminars/training courses attended by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s staff, and the cost per-head for each

b. The number of seminars/training courses attended by the Police and Crime Commissioner, and the cost per-head for each

2. For each of these years, please provide the total cost to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office for any additional costs relating to these seminars/courses, including, for example, hosting/room hire, amount paid to seminar conveners, beverages and food, and any materials supplied

 

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 some of the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1.a.

Please note: We do not hold the information you have requested in financial years but record by calendar year – this is the information I have provided. The information for the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC) is not contained on the spreadsheets and has been included below:

We do not hold information relating to the average cost per head for all conferences but this can be worked out from the costs provided within each spreadsheet.

2017 – please see attached spreadsheet – staff learning plan 2017
2017 – DPCC – 2 events were attended. Both were free of charge to attend. No additional information is held relating to the cost of attendance at these event.
2016 – please see attached spreadsheet – staff learning plan 2016. No information held in relation to the DPCC.
2015 – please see attached spreadsheet – staff learning plan 2015. No information held in relation to the DPCC.
2014 – please see attached spreadsheet – staff learning plan 2014. No information held in relation to the DPCC.


b. 2016/17 – 3. All 3 events were free to attend. No additional information is held relating to the cost for attending these events.
2015/16 – 1. This event was free to attend. No additional information is held relating to the cost for attending this event.
2014/15 - No information held. The previous Police and Crime Commissioner was in post during this time period and we no longer hold this information.

2.

2016/17 - No information held.

2015/16 - No information held.

2014/15 - No information held.