Football Ticket Allocation - 71/12
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 17/01/2012
Date of response: 14/02/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 17 January 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.
The details I require surround the FA Cup game at the stadium of Light between Sunderland and Middlesbrough scheduled for Sunday 29 Jan 2012. I understand that Northumbria Police attended the Stadium Advisory Committee meeting where it was agreed that Middlesbrough’s ticket allocation should be reduced. I therefore ask for:-
a) A copy of the minutes of this meeting.
b) A list of the groups represented at this meeting.
c) The reasons stated and given as to why the FA guide lines of 15% (7200) for visiting FA Cup teams was not followed.
d) Did Middlesbrough FC request more tickets for their supporters?
e) The reasons if any Middlesbrough FC’s request for more tickets was refused.
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 Operations Department of Northumbria Police.
I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police. We hold no information that would answer any part of your request.
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