Disclosure Details

G4S - 383/15

Dated: 06 May 2015

Date of request:      15/04/15

Date of response:    06/15/15

Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated  15 March 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

a)     For each of the last five years, please can you say how many staff employed by your force have been formally transferred into the employment of G4S or Serco, and a breakdown of the roles they occupy
b)     For each of the last five years, please can you say how many employees of G4S or Serco have been temporarily contracted by your force, and a breakdown of the roles they occupied.
c)      For each of the last five years, please can you release the amount of money paid to i) G4S and ii) Serco by your force. To clarify I mean all companies that are clearly part of Serco or G4s or incorporate their names.   

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

 Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance and HR Departments of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

a. None


Role 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Crime Investigator 3 0 0 0 0


G4S Companies £30,657 £18,802 £13,133 £16,133 £10,411
Serco Companies £40,872 £36,950 £541,975 £339,675 £4,365


This includes all companies identified with G4S and Serco within their company name.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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