Disclosure Details

Overtime Pay - 595/12

Dated: 20 Aug 2012

Date of request:   20/07/2012

Date of response:   20/08/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 20 July 2012 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. Please state the total amount of overtime pay your force paid out in the financial year 2011/12. This should relate to the overtime paid to police officers ONLY and NOT civilian staff.
b. Please state the total amount of overtime pay received in the last financial year (11/12) for the officer who received the most in overtime pay for constables or sergeants.

After seeking clarification on the 1st August you defined your request further on the 14th August to  enable us to progress with your query.

'This should exclude officers whose overtime is not directly controlled by Northumbria Police, ie  Officers on secondment outside of the Force control.'

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 decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

a. £6,102,000

b.  £13,055

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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