FOI Disclosure Log 2017

Date of

Nature of Request
20.09.17 5497/17

I have read through your letter several times and still cannot see why the police refusing to uphold the law falls outside of the PCC's remit when I believe that this is PRECISELY why the office was established. Perhaps you can provide me with a few examples of where the police have failed their duties and the PCC has forced them back on track i.e. it has fulfilled its purpose and cost justified its existence.

04.08.17 4605/17

For each financial year 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 (if possible. If not then please provide for calendar year):


  1. How much was spent by the PPC on services for:

a.    Victim’s services
b.    Sexual violence/ domestic violence


2. Broken down by year, please provide details of the types of sexual violence/ domestic violence programmes that
    were funded- e.g. refuge shelters, counselling, work with male perpetrators

27.07.17 4554/17

On 28th June 2017 the Leicester Mercury published an article about the Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach wearing a uniform.  The uniform issue does not interest me but the mention of Andy Furlong who was described as “a policy advisor in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner” certainly does.  The article reported that a spokesperson for the Commissioner’s office said, “Andy Furlong has worked as a policy advisor, on a part time basis, to the Police and Crime Commissioner since October 2016.”  The previous Police and Crime Commissioner appears not have required the services of a Policy Advisor.

In regard to the post of “Policy Advisor”, could you please tell me;


1.    The official job title.
2.    When, where and how this new post was advertised.
3.    The annual salary for the post.
4.    If the post is of a part time nature, the number of hours per week worked.
5.    The weekly remuneration for the actual hours worked.


Could you supply me with;


6.    A copy of the job description.
7.    A copy of the person specification.
8.    The number of candidates short-listed for the job broken down by gender and race.
9.    Copies of the PCC’s policies to which Mr Furlong has made a contribution.  If these have yet to be committed to paper, a
        general description of the subject areas for which Mr Furlong has made a significant contribution will suffice.


Can you confirm or refute that the Andy Furlong named and pictured in the article is the same Andy Furlong who is/was;


10.    Since 1999 the Head of External Relations for the Institute of Chemical Engineers, a registered charity based in Rugby.
11.    A Labour Party activist since his time as a Student Union leader at Brunel University in 1980-83.
12.    A failed Labour Party candidate in the Parliamentary elections in 1997 and 2001.
13.    Since 5 December 2015 the Chairman of the Labour Party’s East Midland Regional Board.
14.    A member of the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum.


My understanding is that the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 determines that all PCC’s staff posts, except the PCC and Deputy PCC, are “politically restricted posts”.  If that is the case, could you explain; 


15.    How Mr Furlong can be employed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
16.    As an employee of the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, how Mr Furlong could have been allowed to
         become actively involved in canvassing for the Labour Party during the run up to the 2017 General election.

23.07.17 4288/17

I would like to know the number of incidents recorded for workplace bullying lodged against the Police and Crime Commissioner.

I would also like the total number made in the office.

I would like these figures from the incumbent's time in office to the most recent.

I would like this information provided electronically.

19.07.17 4253/17
  1. For each of the past five years (including 2017 to date), please provide a list of the local groups to receive funding from the PCC/Mayor/Authority for the provision of support to victims of rape and sexual assault; together with the amount of money provided.
  2. Has the PCC/Mayor/Authority given any consideration to any waiting lists for rape and sexual violence support, and how such waiting lists can be mitigated against. If so, please provide details.
20.06.17 3970/17

I am writing to you with regards an article I saw in the Leicestershire Police website (link below)

Force response to child protection inspection | Leicestershire Police  
Leicestershire Police provides police news, witness appeals, crime reduction advice, local policing information and much more...

There is a quote from Lord Bach (i quote)  
Lord Willy Bach, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "It is unsurprising given some of the appalling cases of child abuse which have come to light in recent years that HMIC is setting an incredibly high bar for police forces in their inspections. I’m pleased to see that the strong improvement in service has been recognised, as has the fact the force has made child protection a priority.

"They have also noted the strong leadership and oversight that is in place. But the police cannot work in isolation. A multi-agency approach still needs support from the general public, because keeping people safe is everybody’s responsibility.

"However, I’m pleased to see that HMIC recognises that multi-agency relationships are established and while I will monitor the implementation of HMIC’s recommendations I am immensely reassured by the regular progress updates I receive from the chief constable."

I would like Lord Bach to go into abit more detail with regards to his comment, on what he means with regards to he wants support from the general public, with regards to child expolitation?   

23.05.17 3002/17

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions, which update questions asked a year ago:

  1. How much is your Chief Executive paid?
  2. When did they start work in the OPCC?
  3. What payment was made to the previous Chief Executive when they left?
  4. How many OPCC staff have been made redundant, dismissed or taken voluntary exit or early retirement since April 2016?
  5. What is the total amount given to them in voluntary exit payments, redundancy pay, severance payments, lump sums, payments in lieu of notice, compensation awards and pension payments?
  6. What was the single highest payment?
04.04.17 2308/17
  • The total amount earmarked from the PCC's budget (and force's if applicable) for 2017/18 to pay for PFI and/or PF2 - projects/schemes/liabilities?
  • Which individual schemes these are and how much each cost in 2017/18?
  • The total amunts for 2016/17 and 2015/16?