Request for the quantity and total spend on PCC Merchandise
Date Added: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Can you please tell me the total spent on branded PCC merchandise by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner since November 2012?
Could you furthermore tell me how many branded items have been purchased, the type of items purchased and the amount spent per year?
Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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.
1. Can you please tell me the total spent on branded PCC merchandise by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner since November 2012?
Please see details below:
Printing of promotional products
1,432.00 excluding VAT
2000 anti skimming card holders
527.90 excluding VAT
5000 anti skimming card holders and 2000 pens
2,452.00 excluding VAT
2500 branded tread depth gauge keyrings
835.00 excluding VAT
5000 Anti skimming card holders
1,500.00 excluding VAT
6,746.90 Overall Total excluding VAT
8,096.28 Overall Total
When purchasing branded merchandise we ensure there is a link to the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan. Please note that we are able to claim the cost of VAT back.
Merchandise was purchased on behalf of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by the Gwent Police Corporate Communications Team until 2017. You may wish to submit an FOI request to
Gwent Police for information prior to 2017 on firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Could you furthermore tell me how many branded items have been purchased, the type of items purchased and the amount spent per year?
The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.
I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website: www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/en/transparency/know-your-rights/your-information-rights/freedom-of-information/appeals-process/