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.
I would obliged for a copy of the report subject of an agenda of the Executive Board of Northumbria Police which took place on the 19th June 2015.
The report from, the then, Director of Human Resources, recommended restarting the 'review' of Injury Pensions payable to retired, injured officers, and which provides figures of savings to be made on subsequent successful reductions of officers pensions.
I would also be obliged for the minutes of the meeting when the recommendation was approved, with of course any extraneous and sensitive 'other material' suitably redacted.
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 HR 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.
With regards to the request for a copy of the report – see attached.
With regards to the minutes of the meeting of the Executive Board of Northumbria Police which took place on the 19th June 2015, I respond as below.
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.
The minutes of all these meetings are published as a matter of course and can be found on the Northumbria Police website by searching for ‘Executive Board’ These are published from 2014 to date. The link to the website is provided below.
FOI 353/18 - Copy of Report