Financial Spending (4462/16)

Request

For the years the financial years 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016 please detail:

:: The budget available to spend by the police force
:: The financial spending by the force

Response

The information you requested is available on the following website:

What We Spend and How We Spend It

The financial spending by the Force for 2015/16 is due to be uploaded on the website above. Under section 22 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already scheduled to be released into the public domain.

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply. In this case the information is exempt by virtue of the Section 22 (1) (Information intended for future publication).

While release of this information may enhance public knowledge of this area, to respond to this request at this time would require the information to be retrieved and collated, and would involve a disproportionate use of resources.

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