Olympic torch relay costs - 173/13
Dated: 26 Mar 2013
Date of request: 26/02/2013
Date of response: 26/03/2013
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 26 February2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
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A breakdown of Olympic torch relay costs incurred by your police force.
Details of any contributions from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). How much funding was provided and what was this used for?
Details of money taken from other force funds to meet costs. How much money was taken from which fund for what purpose?
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Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The total additional costs incurred for Northumbria Police was £49,694
This is broken down as follows:
Overtime - Officer & Staff £32,922
Transport and other costs £16,772
No funding was received from LOCOG.
No specific force funds had money taken from them. Costs were met from within the Force’s overall revenue budget.
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