Disclosure Details

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.

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: 

  1. A breakdown of Olympic torch relay costs incurred by your police force.

  2. 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?

  3. Details of money taken from other force funds to meet costs. How much money was taken from which fund for what purpose?

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 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.

  1. 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

  2. No funding was received from LOCOG.

  3. No specific force funds had money taken from them. Costs were met from within the Force’s overall revenue budget.

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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