Request for information on Force rota call out for Funeral Directors

Reference: 21022

Date Added: Monday, August 16, 2021

Category: Complaints

Disclosure Details

Good morning,

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 not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.


Q1. How many Funeral Directors are included on both the Newport and the Gwent rotas and what are their names?

 No information held


Q2. How many times in total have Funeral Directors been called out in the last three years to attend in the event of a sudden death?

 No information held


Q3. Please list by name how many times each of the Funeral Homes listed above has been called out and attended for each of the last three years.

 No information held


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   Therefore, the OPCC are not responsible for and do not hold the information requested, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police. 


I note you have also copied the Chief Constable’s Personal Assistant in to your request and therefore their office should provide you with a response in the coming days or alternatively, you may wish to submit your Freedom of Information Request online to determine if they have the information requested via the following link    

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: