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Judicial review - 1052/18

Date Responded 31 October 2018

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. Can you provide me with the number of applications for leave to apply for judicial review against the decision of a medical authority appointed pursuant to regulations made under the Police Pensions Act 1976 in which the Chief Constable was named as a party.

2 Can you provide the cost in monetary terms to the public in defending these cases per annum? (Broken down by year) from 1st January 2010 to current date in 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 Legal 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.

During the reference period, the Chief Constable defended three applications for leave to apply for judicial review against the decision of a medical authority appointed pursuant to regulations made under the Police Pensions Act 1976 in which the Chief Constable was named as a party.

Calendar Year 2010 – Nil

Calendar Year 2011 – Nil

Calendar Year 2012 – Nil

Calendar Year 2013 – Nil

Calendar Year 2014 – Nil

Calendar Year 2015 – Nil

Calendar Year 2016 - £-1,150 (These are costs awarded to the Chief Constable where the High Court refused permission).

Calendar Year 2017 - £34,656.00

Calendar Year 2018 – Nil to date.

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