Release of minutes
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Dear Northumbria Police,
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.
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 02/05/2018 which is in accordance with the legislation.
Information Management Unit
Just to inform you, with regards to the two FOI's that you have submitted. This one, FOI 353/18 and FOI 352/18, these will both be aggregated for time and cost as they are on the same subject matter.
Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,
Hi Shirley - no problem if it saves money BUT these are two different parts of the organisation one being the PPA and the other the overarching Executive (Command Team).
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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
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
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
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
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