FOI - Smoking and Vaping product seizures

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Hi there,

I am submitting a Freedom of Information request. I am looking to receive information on the following questions broken down annually, back over the last decade, or as far back as possible within this time frame.

How many units of vapes were seized in your local authority?

How many units of cigarette packs were seized in your local authority?

How many units of hand-rolled tobacco products were seized in your local authority?

Could this data be presented annually for each of the below time periods?
These are as follows:
1st January 2023 > 31st Feb 2023
1st January 2022 > 31st Dec 2022
1st January 2021 > 31st Dec 2021
1st January 2020 > 31st Dec 2020
1st January 2019 > 31st Dec 2019
1st January 2018 > 31st Dec 2018
1st January 2017 > 31st Dec 2017
1st January 2016 > 31st Dec 2016
1st January 2015 > 31st Dec 2015
1st January 2014 > 31st Dec 2014
1st January 2013 > 31st Dec 2013
1st January 2012 > 31st Dec 2012
1st January 2011 > 31st Dec 2011
1st January 2010 > 31st Dec 2010

If you could send the information over in a csv or xlsx format, that would be ideal.

Let me know if you have any questions on the above or need any clarifications.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Bertie

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Bertie

 

Request for Information RFI-6199-23 Re: Smoking and Vaping product
seizures

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Smoking and Vaping
product seizures which was received on 23 March 2023.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
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Julie Noble

Assistant Assurance Officer

Walsall Council 

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Dear Ms Bertie,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-6199-23 Re: Smoking and Vaping product
seizures

 

Further to your request for information about Smoking and Vaping product
seizures, I can tell you the following:

 Please see attached response.

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

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Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
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Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
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Yours sincerely,

Fahmida Maknun

Assurance Officer

Walsall Council 

0800 0856018

[2]www.walsall.gov.uk 

 

[3]Walsall Council, Proud of our past, our present and for our future 

 

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