Your right to access information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you a general right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information held by ‘public authorities’ (which includes the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner).
This is in addition to your right to access information about yourself under the Data Protection Act 1998, and other existing legislation that already secures public access rights to much information held by public sector organisations.
The general right of access under the Freedom of Information Act is subject to some exemptions.
Apart from exemptions, if you make a request for information, we must tell you if we hold that information and whether or not we can give it to you.
Make a freedom of information (foi) request
To make a freedom of information request to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, please email email@example.com or telephone 0161 604 7711. You can also use the contact form on our contact us page. You can also view the following information:
Register of interests
The Code of Conduct requires the commissioner and deputy commissioner to register any personal interests within 28 days of appointment. They must also notify the Monitoring Officer of any changes to those interests within 28 days of the changes coming into effect. A copy of their register of interests is published below:
- Tony Lloyd PCC – Register of Interests (pdf, 634kb)
- Jim Battle Deputy PCC – Register of Interests (pdf, 594kb)
Allowances and expenses
The Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner receive an allowance and expenses.
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When taking office, the Police and Crime Commissioner agrees to carry out their duties in line with the National Code of Local Government Conduct. Under this code of conduct they may have to declare certain personal interests.
The precise information to be declared is detailed in the code of conduct. A form has been made for the commissioner to declare any gifts or hospitality offered or received. The commissioner has to complete this form within 28 days of receiving any gift or hospitality.
The commissioner should only accept offers of hospitality if there is a genuine need to share information or represent the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the community. Offers to attend purely social or sporting functions should only be accepted when they are part of the life of the community or where the office should be seen to be represented. They will be authorised in advance by the Monitoring Officer, who will maintain a formal record.
When hospitality has to be declined, those making the offer will be informed of the procedures and standards operating within the commissioner’s office.
The commissioner should not accept personal gifts from contractors, outside suppliers or members of the public. The only exception to these arrangements would be gifts of token value up to £25, which are of use in the work situation, e.g. calenders, pens and diaries. However, these token gifts should still be declared.
- Police and Crime Commissioner Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2016
- Office and staff register of gifts and hospitality 2016 (Excel)
There have been no gifts/hospitality for the Deputy PCC so far this year.
- Police and Crime Commissioner Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2015 (Excel)
- Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2015 (Excel)
- General Office and Staff Register of Gifts and Hospitality 2015 (Excel)