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13 January 2016 – 866-2015-16 – Freedom of information request – OPCC contracts that end after 5 May 2016


Details of any contracts related to The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner that would run on past the end of their current tenure should they not be re-elected in 2016 and would need to be honoured by the future holder of that office.

Including but not restricted to:

  • Office lease agreement
  • Utilities
  • Support Contracts
  • Staff Contracts
  • Web Sites
  • Any contract that are not currently in place but there is an intention to establish that will run over.
  • Any contract from above but not restricted to the above that is due for renewal before the end of the current tenure


Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were carried out within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the OPCC


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.
All contract information relevant to your request is published on the OPCC and Bluelight websites under the following links:

I have therefore decided to exempt providing you with a response pursuant to Section 21 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

Section 17 of the Act requires the OPCC, when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which: (a) states that fact, (b) specifies the exemption in question and (c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means

Section 21 is an absolute class based exemption and I am not required to consider the harm or public interest when applying this exemption.

Pursuant to Section 17(1) of the Act this letter acts as a Refusal Notice in response to your request.

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.