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

Info Rights, Warwickshire County Council

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Our reference: 8873148

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Β 
DearΒ Emma Bertie
Β 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Β 
Thank you for your request for information that was received onΒ 23 March
2023.Β We are dealing with yourΒ requestΒ under theΒ Freedom of Information
Act 2000
Β 
Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we aim to send a response by 20 April 2023.Β 
Β 

In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

Β 
TheΒ Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested.Β We willΒ carry outΒ an assessment
and if anyΒ exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your right to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Β 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
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Β Kind regards

Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

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Warwickshire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8873148

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Β 
Dear Emma Bertie
Β 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Β 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.
Therefore I should be grateful if you would provide clarification on
question 2.
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2. How many units of cigarette packs were seized in your local authority?

As cigarettes were available in packs of 20 and 10. In recent years we've
had packs of 18 and 19 cigarettes, therefore we have tended to record the
actual number of cigarettes seized.

Please advise if you would be happy for us to quote the total number of
individual cigarettes seized each year instead, as that tends to be the
totals we have in recent years?
Β 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 06/06/2023.
Β 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed.Β 
Β 
If you need assistance, please contact me on: [1][Warwickshire County
Council request email]Β 
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Β 
Kind regards
Β 
[name removed]Β 
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
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Hi [name removed],

Thanks for reaching out to clarify. Actual figures on the number of cigarettes used will be perfectly fine.

Thanks!
Emma Bertie

Info Rights, Warwickshire County Council

Thankyou for your email to the Information Rights Team at Warwickshire
County Council.Β 
If we need further information to deal with a request you are making, we
will contact you.
Kind regardsΒ 
Information Rights Team
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contain confidential, sensitive or personal information and should be
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to anyone else. If you have received this transmission in error please
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Warwickshire County Council

Good Afternoon,Β 
Β 
Thank you for clarification. I will send the details over to the team and
will be in touch.Β 
Β 
Kind RegardsΒ 
Β 
[name removed]
Information Rights OfficerΒ 

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From: [Warwickshire County Council request email]
Sent: 18/04/2023 15:50
To: [email address]
Subject: Fw: Information request (ref: 8873148)
(Attachments:) Email (original message) from [Warwickshire County Council
request email] received on 18/04/2023.eml, Email from [Warwickshire County
Council request email] - Fw: Information request .pdf
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From: Emma Bertie <[FOI #963668 email]>
Sent: 18 April 2023 15:41
To: Info Rights <[Warwickshire County Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Information request (ref: 8873148)
Β 
Hi [name removed],

Thanks for reaching out to clarify. Actual figures on the number of
cigarettes used will be perfectly fine.

Thanks!
Emma Bertie

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Warwickshire County Council

Β 
Information request
Our reference: 8873148

══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

Β 
DearΒ Emma Bertie
Β 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Β 
Thank you for your request for information that was received onΒ 23 March
2023.Β We are dealing with yourΒ requestΒ under theΒ Freedom of Information
Act 2000
Β 
Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we aim to send a response by 24 April 2023.Β 
Β 

In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

Β 
TheΒ Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested.Β We willΒ carry outΒ an assessment
and if anyΒ exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your right to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Β 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
Β 
Β Β 
Β 

Β Kind regards

Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

Β 

Β 

Β 

NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Warwickshire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8873148

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Β 
Dear Emma Bertie
Β 
Your request for information has been considered by Warwickshire County
Council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.Β 

In response to the Freedom of Information request please see view the
email attachment:Β 

FOI 8873148 ResponseΒ 

You will see that there is 0 for data in 2020 and this is because due to
Covid restrictions there were no seizures which took place.

Kind regards

[name removed]Β 
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

Β 

Β 
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Warwickshire County Council

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Hi Emma,Β 
Β 
I apologise I have now added the attachment.Β 
Β 
Kind RegardsΒ 
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[name removed]Β 
Information Rights OfficerΒ 

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From: Warwickshire County Council <[Warwickshire County Council request
email]>
Sent: 28/04/2023 10:02
To: [FOI #963668 email]
Subject: Information request
(Attachments:) Response (some not held).pdf

Β 
Information request
Our reference: 8873148

══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

Β 
Dear Emma Bertie
Β 
Your request for information has been considered by Warwickshire County
Council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.Β 

In response to the Freedom of Information request please see view the
email attachment:Β 

FOI 8873148 ResponseΒ 

You will see that there is 0 for data in 2020 and this is because due to
Covid restrictions there were no seizures which took place.

Kind regards

[name removed]Β 
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

Β 

Β 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.