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Reference: 2022 – 302 / WE6478
Date of response: 10th October 2022



Dear West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner,

I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide in Excel CSV format, the following information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly
or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this
could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project
managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these
roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have
been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with
external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the
number of staff in attendance for the course).

d) The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve months, to provide any
external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences
relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of
conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

f) The costs of attending these conferences.

g) Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality charters such as
the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.

The most desirable csv layout would be the letter (a-g) in column A and then the
information you hold in column B. If your organisation does not hold information in relation
to any of the letters please file as N/A.


Please see the below response to your request.

b)N/A as answer to (a) is zero.
c)Requester agreed that this Question could be removed to bring it within the limitations of FOI legislation
e)Requester agreed that this Question could be removed to bring it within the limitations of FOI legislation
f)If (e) has been removed, (f) can no longer be answered.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer

West Mercia PCC


If you think that the Police and Crime Commissioner has failed to supply information in accordance with the publication scheme, then you should write in the first instance, to the:

Chief Executive, OPCC – West Mercia, Hindlip Hall, Worcester. WR3 8SP

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