Request for information relating to Vegan meals within the Force custody units

Reference: 22026

Date Added: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Category: Finance

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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.

You have requested the following information: 

This is an information request relating to the purchase and provision of vegan meals for individuals in the custody of the police force.


Please include the information for each of the following financial years; 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23 (to present):

  • The number of vegan meals purchased by the force for individuals in custody

No information held

  • The cost of vegan meals purchased by the force for individuals in custody

No information held

The OPCC are not responsible for and do not hold this information, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link Request information about the police | Gwent Police

You may also wish to  amend your records to Gwent Police as your contact for requests relating to operational policing matters such as these.

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.

You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect.  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:

If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link

You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF