Request for information regarding inspection and publication of accounts.

Reference: 23015

Date Added: Monday, July 17, 2023

Category: Finance

Disclosure Details

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.


You have requested the following information:

 I wanted to ask for data, between 2019 and 2022/23 for 

1. If the accounts were published in those years 

The Statement of accounts are published on the Commissioner’s website and can be reviewed via the following link: Statement of Accounts | Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (

2. Number of people who inspected the accounts in the time periods each year. 

No information held

3. Number of requests/questions asked, and what they were/what areas they covered 

No information held

4. Number of objections raised, and what they were.  

No information held

5. Any FOI requests relating to the accounts or finances (with the phrase ‘accounts’ of ‘inspection or statement of accounts’) 

No information held – All FOI requests are published on the Commissioner’s website and can be reviewed via the following link Disclosure Log | Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (, however no such request has been made.

6. Any changes made to the accounts as a result.  

No information held

You may wish to contact Gwent Police to ascertain if they hold the information you have requested using 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.


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