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Stonewall Membership - 839/21

Date Responded 24 June 2021

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. From 2014/15 £12,500 has been spent on Stonewall memberships - In which years did Northumbria pay moneys to Stonewall, and

2. In which year did this end

In Response:

As advised in our acknowledgement email this request has been aggregated with your previous request (FOI 747/21) with regards to time constraints under the Act, as they refer to the same subject area – Stonewall.

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 by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. 2014/15 £2,500
2015/16 £0
2016/17 £2,500
2017/18 £2,500
2018/19 £2,500
2019/20 £2,500
2020/21 £0
2021/22 £0 to date (16 June 2021)

2. Last payment was made in 2019/20.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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