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Injury on Duty / Police Pension legal costs - 288/18

Date Responded 10 April 2018

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:

Broken down by year and amount please detail the amount spent by Northumbria Police on legal cases pertaining to police pensions and police injury awards between 2005-2017?

 After we sought clarity on your request you responded as below:

'detail the amount spent..'   this means the legal cost incurred and the  money paid out to individuals,

 'Legal Cases'.  - matters dealt with at Crown Court, High Court and Appeal Court

 'pertaining' to police pensions and police injury awards.' - matters relating to the Police Pension Regulations 1987, Police Pension Regulations 2006,  Police Pension Regulations 2015 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006.

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 Legal Department. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

To avoid doubt, we assume you mean the money paid out to individuals is the legal costs payable to their lawyers when they have been successful in litigation.  All other payments would be their pension payments, their entitlement to which is not a matter of discretion.

 The legal costs paid out by Northumbria Police in relation to  Police Pension Regulations 1987, Police Pension Regulations 2006,  Police Pension Regulations 2015 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 in the Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal since 2005 are as follows: 

2005 Nil

2006 Nil

2007 Nil

2008 Nil

2009 Nil

2010 Nil

2011 Nil

2012 Nil

2013 Nil

2014 Nil

2015 Nil

2016 £10,724.00

2017 £29,556.00

2018 £1,620.00

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