– How much has the force spent on legal fees incurred as a result of the legality of the use of the A19 regulation being challenged in an employment tribunal and the subsequent appeal? If the force knows how much it anticipates it will spend to cover the costs of the appeal that has just begun, please provide that information, rather than limiting any reply to the money that has been paid out already.
The current spend to date is:
We are unable to provide an answer with regards to the subsequent appeal costs and this information has not been calculated yet.
As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.