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Business Interests - 1204/19

Date Responded 16 October 2019

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. Please state any current secondary employments of police officers of your force, as reported under regulations 7-8 of The Police Regulations 2003. For each anonymised officer, please list the rank and employment disclosed (e.g., officer 1, inspector, security consultant; officer 2, constable, driver; and so on.)
  2. Please state any declared secondary employments or business interests of senior police officers of your force, reported under regulations 7-8 of The Police Regulations 2003. As senior officers do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy around their professional affairs under section 40 of FOIA, their name and rank should also be provided.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

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.

This information is published as a matter of course and can be found on the Northumbria Police website by searching for ‘lists and registers’.

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