Disclosure Details

Civil action -430/17

Dated: 13 Apr 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 6  April  2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked: 

We write to request information you hold in regard to Civil Actions against you.  In particular, how many Civil Claims have been made against your Force between April 2016 and April 2017.  By the term Civil Claims, this is to include Letters of Claim and not simply the issuing of court proceedings.

 

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 Legal Department 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. 

The total number of civil claims made against Northumbria Police between 1st April 2016 and 6th April 2017 (being the date the FOIA Request was received into the Force) is 188. 

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.