Disclosure Details

Train travel - 076/13

Dated: 28 Feb 2013

Date of request:      22/01/2013

Date of response:   28/02/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 22 January 2013 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.The number of tickets for first class train travel which your police force has purchased or has reimbursed the purchase of in each of the last three years for which information exists.
2. The cost of any such tickets.

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 and Operations Departments 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. The number of tickets for first class train travel for the following years is

2011 168
2012 51
2013 to 31/1/13 1

2. The cost of these tickets was 

2011 £19,605
2012 £8,566
2013 to 31/1/13 £99

Please note: The figures clearly show expenditure has seen a significant reduction in the past three years. This is supported by a change to the force's travel policy and as part of the implemented change Chief Officers no longer travel first class.

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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