Date Responded 29 June 2020

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:

I was wondering what Motor Patrols was, based out of Etal Lane. Is it just Traffic/ RTPC?

In Response:

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

We are taking it that you are asking what the remit of Motor Patrols is and our response below reflects that assumption.

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.

An explanation of the functions of Motor Patrols is freely available as it is published on the Northumbria Police website. A simple search for ‘Motor Patrols’ on the website will bring back this document.


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