Request for total spend on public relations in each of the last 5 years by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Reference: 20003

Date Added: Friday, June 12, 2020

Category: Finance

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Question

 

I am writing to kindly ask whether I could receive information regarding the the total spending on public relations in each of the last 5 years by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

This information can include, but is not restricted to, advertising, communications advice, media relations services, press release, drafting, photography, awards and events evenings, leaflets and brochures.

 

If possible, I would be grateful if I could also receive a breakdown of this expenditure.

 

 

Answer

 

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 held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Gwent.

 

Please find response below:

 

Question:

 

I am writing to kindly ask whether I could receive information regarding the total spending on public relations in each of the last 5 years by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

This information can include, but is not restricted to, advertising, communications advice, media relations services, press release, drafting, photography, awards and events evenings, leaflets and brochures.

 

If possible, I would be grateful if I could also receive a breakdown of this expenditure.

 

-Please see attached spreadsheet for the requested information.

 

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/