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Chief Constable Expenses - 063/20

Date Responded 30 January 2020

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

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:

I would like to know details of expenses claims submitted by the chief constable from June 2017 to date.

I would like the information broken down on a monthly basis with a brief summary of the item claimed, and the amount spent.

Should the scope of this request be too broad please restrict the timeframe.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

As the information you have requested with regards to 2018 and 2019 is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information is routinely published on the Northumbria Police website under Lists and Registers – in order to aid and assist you further I have provided the relevant link below:

Data for 2017 can be found in the attached document.

Chief Constable Expenses - 063/20

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