Freedom of Information and Data Sharing

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A 'public authority' is defined in the Act, and includes, but is not restricted to, central and local government, non-governmental public bodies, the police, the health service and schools, colleges and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

For more information on our data sharing policies, including how to make a Freedom of Information request please read the Publication Scheme.

To make a Freedom of Information request or to find out more email We will look to respond to requests within 20 working days wherever possible.

Freedom of Information requests made to the Mayor regarding policing and crime will be hosted below. You can see previous requests under the Police and Crime Commissioner here


Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2021 (from 10th May onwards)

Disclosure Date: 05/08/21

Request: Please could I have copies of any Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) reports AND/OR Tactical Assessments produced relating to your force’s use of mobile phone data extraction technology between 01/01/2019 and the present day (15/06/2021).

Disclosure: No information held

Disclosure Date: 05/08/21

Request: Provide me with all recorded information by email. Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and recordings from Jan 2017 to the present day between West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners Office and the company Interserve Group Limited Company number 11830440 or any of its subsidiaries, such as REALISE/INTERSERVE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT LIMITED Company number 07703720. This includes INTERSERVE PLC Company number 00088456.

Disclosure: No information held

Disclosure Date: 25/06/21

Request: Share all the emails, letters and text/social media messages sent between the Deputy PCC and PCC for West Yorkshire, between 01/01/19 and 01/03/20, which related to the storage device containing indecent images of children which belonged to ex-Lord Mayor of Leeds Neil Taggart.

Disclosure: Response

Disclosure Date: 03/06/21

Request: "According to bidstats, a contract award notice worth £1.5m was published by the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire on 17 May. The contract, which has been awarded to Clarkes Environmental, was to ""remove asbestos from sites on a call off basis based on a basket of rates."" Can you please give me the name, address and type of establishment for each of these ""sites"". Can you share the data/reports with me that alerted you to the asbestos which you thought necessary to submit a contract to remove. Can you quantify the ""basket of rates"" mentioned in the above quote and tell me the amount/level of asbestos you found in each site."

Disclosure: No information held