Disclosure Details

Derby costs - 128/17

Dated: 10 Feb 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 2 February 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 total cost of policing the following football matches between Sunderland and Newcastle United:

October 25, 2015: The Stadium of Light

March 20, 2016: St James’ park

I am aware that some costs are met by the clubs - so a breakdown of: 

1. How much each club paid to the police for policing on their "footprint" – defined as inside the stadium and surrounding car parks. 

2. How much "consequential policing" outside the football match – railways stations and city centres for example, cost the police force. 

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. 

1. The contribution towards policing costs paid by the football clubs for the following games are;

October 25, 2015: The Stadium of Light : £54,473.60

March 20, 2016: St James’ park : £58,191.44 

2. No information held.  The total cost of policing football fixtures is not held or collated. 

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. 

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.