Northumbria Police Chief Officer allowance/payments ...

Martin McGartland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police

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Dear Northumbria Police,

Please supply me with all recorded information under the Freedom of information Act 2000 concerning the following;

1. All/any allowance payments (of whatever kind) and/or all/any other payments claimed or paid to Sue Sim during the past 12 months, between December 2010 and up until this request is answered.

2. A list of all payment types used by Northumbria Police when paying its officers, its staff i.e those which would appear on a payslip (or payroll) and any payment types that may not.

3. Please supply all recorded information held by NP concerning following Chief officers;

Chief Constable Sue Sim
Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore
Assistant Constable Jim Campbell
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman
Assistant Chief Constable Greg Vant

i.e all/any payment/s, rates/allowances that are paid to above persons. Please also include a breakdown of all/any payment/s and amounts paid relating to;

(a) Irregular hours work payments/allowance
(b) Additional duty payments/allowance
(c) Non-additional days allowance/payments
(d) Rent and/or Mortgage allowance/payments
(e) Special allowance/payments
(f) Special fixed salary allowance/payments
(g) Extra responsibility award/payments
(h) Food and/or refreshment allowance/payments

I would like the above information for the past 12 months.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for
information that Northumbria Police may hold.

We are in the process of dealing with your request and expect to revert to
you shortly.  A response should be provided by 13 January 2012.

Yours sincerely

Helen Robbins

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Provision of Information held by Northumbria Police under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the" Act")

With regard to your email in which you make a request for information that
Northumbria Police may hold.

I regret that Northumbria Police will not be able to complete its response
to you by the date originally stated.  We are still researching the
information held and considering whether any exemptions under the Act may
apply.

Specifically in relation to your request Northumbria Police are
considering the exemption as set out in the following parts of the Act:

Section 40(2) Personal Information

I can now advise you that the new date for the provision of the
information is 10 February 2012.  I can assure that every effort will be
made to ensure that a response will be provided to you within this new
timescale.

Your attention is drawn to the attachment which contains your complaint
rights.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
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Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Under Freedom of Information Act 2000, help and assistance, I am asking NP to please explain which parts of above request, so far as NP are concerned, is regarded by them as be a request for Personal Information? Please supply explaination for each part of my above request.

This request relates to taxpayers monies and such information should be released to the public as a matter of course, unless that is Northumbria Police have something to hide. Furthermore, the information requested relates to both public figures and/or high profile Northumbria Police officers, it could not therefore be regarding as personal information.

Notwithstanding the above, Northumbria Police are breaching the FOIA in a number of ways i.e by not releasing all non-exempt information relating to this request, by not releasing such information within 20 working days, as they are required to do by law.

This request should have been dealt with within the 20 working days. In the meantime I am requesting that NP release all of the recorded information that I have requested, that which is non-exempt and that which can not be regarded as personal information.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Northumbria Police

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your email dated 12 December 2011 in which you made a
request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria
Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police),
subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
 
You asked:

1.        All/any allowance payments (of whatever kind) and/or all/any
other payments claimed or paid to Sue Sim during the past 12 months,
between December 2010 and up until this request is answered.

2.        A list of all payment types used by Northumbria Police when
paying its officers, its staff i.e those which would appear on a payslip
(or payroll) and any payment types that may not.

3.        Please supply all recorded information held by NP concerning
following Chief officers;
        Chief Constable Sue Sim
        Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore
        Assistant Constable Jim Campbell
        Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman
        Assistant Chief Constable Greg Vant

        i.e all/any payment/s, rates/allowances that are paid to above
persons. Please also include a breakdown of all/any payment/s and amounts
paid relating to;
        (a) Irregular hours work payments/allowance
        (b) Additional duty payments/allowance
        (c) Non-additional days allowance/payments
        (d) Rent and/or Mortgage allowance/payments
        (e) Special allowance/payments
        (f) Special fixed salary allowance/payments
        (g) Extra responsibility award/payments
        (h) Food and/or refreshment allowance/payments
     
I would like the above information for the past 12 months.

In response:

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

Please note that any response will contain information 'held' at the time
your request was received, and not to the date this response is sent
(subject to the application of any relevant exemptions).

Please also note that we are under no obligation under FOI to provide
copies of any documents which may fall under your request for 'all
recorded information'.   We are only required to provide the information
those documents contain.

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 have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1&3.        The table below lists all payments and car allowance/fuel
costs provided for the 12 month period up to 31/12/2011 to the Chief
Officer’s specified by your request.
       

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Name | Payment Type | Total £ |
|---------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Salary | 156,785   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| Chief Constable | Rent Allowance | 1,627   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Transitional Compensatory | 1,072   |
| | Grant | |
|---------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Salary | 44,057   |
| Deputy Chief Constable |--------------------------------+-----------|
| (As from July 2011) | Rent/Housing Allowance | 1,846   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Car Allowance | 315   |
|---------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Salary | 120,190   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Rent/Housing Allowance | 2,418   |
| Assistant Chief Constable |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Car Allowance | 2,884   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Transitional Compensatory | 1,612   |
| | Grant | |
|---------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Salary | 95,227   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| Assistant Chief Constable | Rent/Housing Allowance | 2,392   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Car Allowance | 2,371   |
|---------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Salary | 105,511   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Rent/Housing Allowance | 1,777   |
| Assistant Chief Constable |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Car Allowance | 2,254   |
| |--------------------------------+-----------|
| | Transitional Compensatory | 1,181   |
| | Grant | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

        Please note that the above excludes any expenses claimed by Chief
Officers.  These are published and freely available via the Disclosure Log
which forms part of the Publication Scheme on the Northumbria Police
website.  In order to aid and assist you I have provided a link to the
relevant page below:-        

        http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/exp...

2.        A list of payment types is as follows:-
       

Salary First Aid Allowance
Market Forces Standby Allowance
Shift Enhancements Acting Up Allowance
Overtime Car Allowance
Threshold Payments Housing Allowance
Special Priority Payments Rent Allowance and Compensatory Grant
Performance Related Bonus Dog Handlers Allowance
Bonus Payments Telephone / Mobile Allowance
Post Related Allowance Subsistence Allowance
Redundancy Excess Travel
London Weighting Allowance Duty Spectacle and VDU Spectacle Allowance

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must
be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
(as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you
must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure which is attached.

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial:  01661 868347
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Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

You have not dealt with my 12 December 2011 request correctly and you have delayed the request without good reason.

I am not requesting an internal review at this stage, however, I would like further information;

1. Have NP withheld any information concerning my above 12 December 2011 request, for whatever reason, if so please supply full details of all/any information that has been withheld and also the reason/s for same.

2. You appear to have deliberately concealed information that I requested concerning which officer has claimed/was paid above amounts. Can you please dealt with my request correctly, supply me with the requested information, including all amounts which were paid to or claimed by whom.

3. Please explain why you have not supplied the names of the officers who have claimed/been paid the different amounts that are included within your reply. It appears that NP are also concealing this information to.

I would remind you that this is public funds and you are required to account for all amounts that have been paid or spent.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Can you please reply to my 25 Jan 2012 correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland

I can confirm receipt of your emails dated 25 and 31 January (as below)
regarding the above mentioned request.

A response will be provided in due course.

Your sincerely

Helen

From:        Martin McGartland <[FOI #96831 email]>
on 31/01/2012 20:44

To:        [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 996/11
- Chief Officer Allowances & Payments [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Northumbria Police,
   
    Can you please reply to my 25 Jan 2012 correspondence.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Martin McGartland

From:        Martin McGartland <[FOI #96831 email]>
on 25/01/2012 15:33

To:        [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 996/11
- Chief Officer Allowances & Payments [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Northumbria Police,
   
    You have not dealt with my 12 December 2011 request correctly and
    you have delayed the request without good reason.
   
    I am not requesting an internal review at this stage, however, I
    would like further information;
   
    1. Have NP withheld any information concerning my above 12 December
    2011 request, for whatever reason, if so please supply full details
    of all/any information that has been withheld and also the reason/s
    for same.
   
    2. You appear to have deliberately concealed information that I
    requested concerning which officer has claimed/was paid above
    amounts. Can you please dealt with my request correctly, supply me
    with the requested information, including all amounts which were
    paid to or claimed by whom.
   
    3. Please explain why you have not supplied the names of the
    officers who have claimed/been paid the different amounts that are
    included within your reply. It appears that NP are also concealing
    this information to.
   
    I would remind you that this is public funds and you are required
    to account for all amounts that have been paid or spent.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Martin McGartland
   
   

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Northumbria Police,

Can you please explain the delay. I only asked a very simple question.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Please explain the delay in replying to simple questions regarding this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Could you please reply to my correspondence and also explain the delay.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Dear Northumbria Police,

On the 1st Feb 2012 you informed me; "I can confirm receipt of your emails dated 25 and 31 January (as below) regarding the above mentioned request." I have written to you many times since and I have still not had a reply.

Please deal with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 996/11 - Chief Officer
Allowances & Payments

In response to your queries below -

1. No

2. & 3. I must advise you that you did not ask which officer was paid each
amount. Your request asked for "all payments, rates/allowances that are
paid to above persons" - This was provided to you specifically in a manner
that would not identify individuals and therefore would not attract
exemptions under the Act.

To further consider the amounts paid to each officer in an individual
named manner would be likely to attract the exemption as outlined in
section 40 of the Act (Personal Information).

Under the Audit Account Regulations, salary details for all staff are
discloseable when that staff member earns over £50,00 per year. There is
however, no requirement to disclose names of staff that earn under £150,00
per year. Therefore whilst job titles have been provided, there is no
requirement to provide names of officers.

Whilst the internal review process remains open to you, having answered
your further queries Northumbria Police now consider this matter closed.

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection & Disclosure Advisor

From:        Martin McGartland <[FOI #96831 email]>
on 25/01/2012 15:33

To:        [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 996/11
- Chief Officer Allowances & Payments [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Northumbria Police,
   
    You have not dealt with my 12 December 2011 request correctly and
    you have delayed the request without good reason.
   
    I am not requesting an internal review at this stage, however, I
    would like further information;
   
    1. Have NP withheld any information concerning my above 12 December
    2011 request, for whatever reason, if so please supply full details
    of all/any information that has been withheld and also the reason/s
    for same.
   
    2. You appear to have deliberately concealed information that I
    requested concerning which officer has claimed/was paid above
    amounts. Can you please dealt with my request correctly, supply me
    with the requested information, including all amounts which were
    paid to or claimed by whom.
   
    3. Please explain why you have not supplied the names of the
    officers who have claimed/been paid the different amounts that are
    included within your reply. It appears that NP are also concealing
    this information to.
   
    I would remind you that this is public funds and you are required
    to account for all amounts that have been paid or spent.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Martin McGartland
   
   

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Northumbria Police,

I think you will find I did (12 Dec 2011); "3. Please supply all recorded information held by NP concerning
following Chief officers;

Chief Constable Sue Sim
Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore
Assistant Constable Jim Campbell
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman
Assistant Chief Constable Greg Vant

i.e all/any payment/s, rates/allowances that are paid to above persons. Please also include a breakdown of all/any payment/s and amounts paid relating to..."

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland

Should you remain dissatisfied with the response supplied, you may wish to
request an internal review of the response supplied.

In any request for review, please outline which parts of the request you
would like to have reviewed and the reasons why you are dissatisfied with
the response you have received.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection & Disclosure Advisor

From:        Martin McGartland <[FOI #96831 email]>
on 23/02/2012 14:24

To:        [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 996/11
- Chief Officer Allowances & Payments [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

     Dear Northumbria Police,
   
    I think you will find I did (12 Dec 2011); "3. Please supply all
    recorded information held by NP concerning
    following Chief officers;
   
    Chief Constable Sue Sim
    Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore
    Assistant Constable Jim Campbell
    Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman
    Assistant Chief Constable Greg Vant
   
    i.e all/any payment/s, rates/allowances that are paid to above
    persons. Please also include a breakdown of all/any payment/s and
    amounts paid relating to..."
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Martin McGartland
   
   

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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