Donations and Gifts - 006/13
Dated: 21 Jan 2013
Date of request: 03/01/13
Date of response: 18/01/13
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 3 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.
Could you please provide details of any cash donations or gifts recieved by Northumbria Police , from any Mobile Comminications Companies ,Mobile Phone Providers or any contractors associated with the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in the last 5 years.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards 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.
Information has been extracted from the Gifts and Gratuities database for the calendar years 2008 – 2012. The information below relates to any entries which relate to gifts from the companies listed above in the request which have been approved and accepted.
1 case found
The company Airwave offered a gift of the cost of a Business Dinner to the Deputy Chief Constable in 2008. The value was estimated at £60.
Please note that such instances would not be accepted under current procedure.
You should note that in order to be open and transparent, Northumbria Police routinely publish a Gifts and Hospitality register where such information is disclosed and put into the public domain.
I have provided the relevant link below.
In addition to the above, the Policy document detailing the acceptance and offering of gifts and hospitality is also published on our website.
Again, in order to assist you further, I have provided the relevant link below.
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.
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