Disclosure Details

Expenses - 336/13

Dated: 30 Apr 2013

Date of request:       22/04/2013

Date of response:   30/04/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 22 April 2013 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: 

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request in relation to expenses claims lodged with the force. 

  1. Can I ask what expenses claims have been made so far (whether successful or not) have been made by the Police and Crime Commissioner to date? 

  2. Also, what expenses claims have all members of the police authority made? 

To clarify  for point 2  I mean for the financial year 2011/2012 and  2012/to date  

In response:

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

  1. No information held.  Your request should be directed to the PCC who are responsible for releasing their own information under the Act.
    To assist I have provided the relevant link below.

  2. No information held.  As above, the Police Authority as it was has now been replaced by the PCC.  Your request should be directed there.

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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