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Date Responded 24 February 2023

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:

Please can you inform me what information if any, does your office hold in relation to any

1. Payments given to Hope Not Hate, Nick Lowle or its employees and or its sister organisation, Searchlight, run by Gerry Gable.

2. If any, what these payments were for.

After we sought clarity to allow us to progress you advised:

Your Office, meaning that of Northumbria Police Force and that of the office which would deal in this funding's/fees or donations.
The time period would be from 2009 - 2010 and subsequent financial years there after, up to 2017 - 2018

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 Finance Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

No information held. During the period from 2015/16 to date no payments were made to “Hope Not Hate”, “Nick Lowle” or “Searchlight run by Gerry Gable”. You should note that Financial records are only held for a 7 year period.

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