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The live Disclosure Log, January 2018 to date can be found here

 

Historical disclosures, pre 1st January 2018, are below

Please would you tell me:

  • A list of all events open to the public hosted by your force's Police and Crime Commissioner or a member of his/her staff in the calendar years 2013 and 2014 to present
  • For each event listed in question 1, if the Commissioner did not attend, please specify the host of the event
  • For each event listed in question 1, please provide the event's location
  • For each event listed in question 1, the total public attendance
  • If an exact figure is not available for question 4 a) please provide an estimate of the attendance

 

Reference Number: 986
Date Requested: September 22, 2014
Response: Mr Michael hosted one event open to members of the public in 2013. This was a Youth Engagement Event to discuss how best to engage with those within the 18-25 age range who may have been involved in the criminal justice system/likely to become involved in the criminal justice system. Youths from across South Wales attended and the event was very successful and provided the foundation and basis for the current cutting offending and re-offending 18-25 project being undertaken by the Commissioner. The Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner at the time, Mr Dave Francis, was also in attendance with the Commissioner, alongside several members of Mr Michael’s team. The event was located within Police Headquarters in Bridgend. Around 40 young people and those who work with them attended.
Response Date: October 10, 2014

Details of any bonus payments to the Chief Constable

 

Reference Number: 726
Date Requested:
Response Date: June 3, 2013

Questions about the decision to build a new Bridewell in Merthyr Tydfil

 

Reference Number: 711
Date Requested: February 9, 2013
Response Date:

Cost of printing Christmas cards and list of organisations who were sent them

 

Reference Number: 705
Date Requested:
Response Date: January 3, 2013

Cost of Commissioner logo and how was this procured?

 

Reference Number: 709
Date Requested:
Response Date: January 3, 2013

  • Please provide a list of all staff employed by the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office, including the Commissioner?
  • Please provide a breakdown of salary costs for the Commissioner and his staff?
  • Please provide details of the budget of the Office in 2014-15 and the budget for 2015-16 - if agreed?

 

Reference Number: 990
Date Requested: November 19, 2014
Response: All of the information you have requested can be found on our website, for which the link is as follows: www.southwalescommissioner.org.uk The budget for 2015-2016 has not been set and agreed as of yet so unfortunately we have no information to provide you in respect of that.
Response Date: November 28, 2014

As part of this, I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for copies of correspondence (including letters, emails, faxes and similar) between the Police and Crime Commissioner's office and the Home Office in the last six months (from October 1, 2014 onwards) that make reference to concerns about police budget cuts.

 

Reference Number: 996
Date Requested: March 16, 2015
Response: "Thank you for your request. I believe in setting out the considerations that led to my decisions as regards the budget for South Wales Police and the level of precept in the fullest and most transparent manner, and the fullest possible information is included in the Medium Term Financial Strategy report that was considered by the Police and Crime Panel for South Wales on January 30th 2015. I am sure that you will find it helpful and informative. Please let me know if you have any specific questions as I shall be pleased to respond."
Response Date: March 19, 2015

Disclosure of the Commissioner's diary

 

Reference Number: 712
Date Requested:
Response Date: March 19, 2013

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions. I know you will have been asked some of them before, but I am looking for updated figures.
  • How many members of staff did your office have when it was inherited from the Police Authority in November 2012, and what was the annual salary cost at that time?
  • How many members of staff did your office have at March 31st, 2013, and what was the annual salary cost at that time?
  • How many members of staff does your office have as of now, March 2014, and what is the current annual salary cost?
  • Please state the job title and salary of each current member of staff, and state if their role was advertised or not?
  • How many people does your office currently have working on a freelance / consultant / adviser basis and what is the cost of their contracts?
  • How many people has your office seconded from local authorities / the police force and what is the cost of their salaries?

 

Reference Number: 982
Date Requested: March 18, 2014
Response: The budget for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s support team and office costs for 2013 to 2014 was £922,000, of which £408,482 was staffing costs. This is roughly at the same level as the former Police Authority whose budget was £903,000 in 2010/2011 and £922,000 in 2011/12. At the time of the Police Authority, in 2011/2012, around £302,468 of the budget related to staffing costs, and from the budget there was also £252,000 costs relating to expenses claimed by Police Authority members. The office had ten members of staff when it was inherited from the Police Authority in 2010, however, the Police Authority was carrying a number of vacancies at the time of the election, so the budget provided for the Police Authority would have been larger had it been fully staffed. At March 31st, 2013, the office had 11 members of staff, and the annual salary cost was £348,816. At March 2014, the office had 11 members of staff, and the annual salary cost was £408,482. The current members of the Commissioner’s team are published on the website. All roles recruited since the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner have been advertised. The office does not have anyone working on a freelance/consultant type basis, and we have one Police Sergeant seconded from the force working as a Staff Officer.
Response Date: May 2, 2014

Since the formation of the office of Police & Crime Commissioner for your region how much has been spent annually to provide transport for both the Commissioner & any deputies they have in post.

Further to the above, how much has been claimed or awarded to provide support for housing or hotel costs of the commissioner and any deputies?

 

Reference Number: 984
Date Requested: April 24, 2014
Response: Thank you for your below Freedom of Information request. Please find figures below which show how much the Commissioner and Deputy and Assistant Commissioners have claimed for transport and hotel costs since the Police and Crime Commissioner took post following the election. Non-Training Related Accommodation Total 5062.48 Hire of Vehicles Total 64.99 Mileage Total 4575.04 Travel Costs Total 15531.4 The Commissioner has not made any claims for mileage. To split the above figures further, we would need to commit staff to a manual analysis which would increase the time and costs of responding in detail to your FOI.
Response Date: May 23, 2014

What was the cost of the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner in your police force area for the financial years 12/13 and 13/14?

 

Reference Number: 985
Date Requested: June 11, 2014
Response: 2012/13- £845,000 (this was a transitional year which included partly the old Police Authority and partly the Police and Crime Commissioner. The last full year of the Police Authority was 2011/12, and the budget was £922,000).
Response Date: June 27, 2014

As a FoI request, could you please supply me with the source(s) of the data in the sentences, ‘South Wales Police… honour-based violence’?

South Wales Police dealt with more than 27,000 incidents of domestic abuse in 2012/13 – a third of all recorded violent crime. 78.6% of victims of domestic violence with injury were women, 83.8% of victims of serious sexual offences and 75.4% of victims of honour-based violence.

 

Reference Number: 993
Date Requested: February 5, 2015
Response: The source of this data was the South Wales Police computer system, which is known as NICHE, and the figures can be summarised below: 2012 - 2013 Incidents of Domestic Abuse 27,537 Domestic Abuse ‘Violence with Injury’ 2,892 All ‘Violence with Injury’ 8,532 % Domestic Abuse 34%, that is just over a third of all violent crime. Recorded Violence with Injury - domestic related 2,892 Recorded Violence with Injury where the victim is female - domestic related 2,275 (78.6%) Recorded Serious Sexual Offences 881 Recorded Serious Sexual Offences where the victim is female 759 (83.8%) Recorded Honour-Based Violence incidents 53 Recorded Honour-Based Violence incidents where the victim is female 40 (75.4%)
Response Date: March 3, 2015

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