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Monies Received - 005/20

Date Responded 21 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:

  1. Amount of money received by Northumbria Police from Central Government 2018/2019
  2. Amount of money received from Northumbria Police Area’s councils’ taxpayers 2018/2019
  3. Number of homes in Northumbria Police Area from which Council taxpayer contributions were received in 2018/2019

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria Police, however the below exemption is applicable to points 1 & 2.

As the information you have requested 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.

Information at these points is already published and is therefore freely available.

The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner publish statement of accounts on their website and the information you have requested is freely available there.  In order to assist we have provided the link to the website below:

http://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/

3. No information held.  Northumbria Police do not hold the information on the number of homes in Northumbria Police Area from which Council taxpayer contributions were received in 2018/2019.

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