Armed police budget increases

Aaron League made this Freedom of Information request to Northumbria Police

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act

The annual budget of the Northumbria Police allocated to armed police for each of the following years, reported by year: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Please provide the information within 20 working days, as specified in the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide the information by email to this address. If a postal address is preferred, please let me know and I will provide you with one.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information.

Many thanks,

Aaron League

Freedom of Information Mailbox, 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 in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act 2000

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should be provided to you by 21/11/17 which is in accordance with the legislation.

To note - financial information is recorded by financial year therefore any disclosure made will be in financial years. To avoid doubt your request now reads as below.

The annual budget allocated to armed police for each of the following years, reported by year: 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

 

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

 

Thank you for your e mail dated 24 October 2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

 

You asked:

 

The annual budget of the Northumbria Police allocated to armed police for
each of the following years, reported by year: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

 

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
Finance 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.

 

£'000
2016/17       4,769
2015/16       4,580
2014/15       4,277
2013/14       3,998

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
purposes.

 

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amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
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Yours sincerely

 

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor

Direct Dial: 0191 2956941

 

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