Disclosure Details

G4S - 602/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:      25/07/2012

Date of response:   09/08/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated  25th July 2012 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. Please can you set out how much money the force has paid to G4S over the past five years. I would like the total value of any contracts operated by G4S in that time.

2. I would also like details of how many times in the past five years the force has used the G4S Policing Solutions database http://www.policingsolutions.co.uk/ and the total amount paid to G4S Policing solutions in that period.

For the avoidance of doubt I require the total amount the force has paid to G4S in the last five financial years up to March 31 2012 and I require the number of times the force has hired staff using the G4S Policing databse in that period [rather than the number of times the force has accessed the website.]"

In response:

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

1. Over the past 5 financial years to March 2012 the Force has paid £142,686 to various G4S companies.

2. Over the past 5 years there has been 3 engagements for temporary specialists from G4S policing solutions. Over the same period £12,905 was paid to G4S Policing solutions.

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 can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

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.


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