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Bus Traffic (3459_13)

Your request for information, received 8th January 2013 has now been considered. I apologise for the delay in providing this response, which was caused by an increase in the volume of requests and staff abstractions. Your attention is drawn to your right to ask for an internal review (below) or to pursue the matter with the Information Commissioners Office at


On BBC WM’s Adrian Goldberg show (21 Dec 2012) there was discussion about the use of police officers to enforce traffic orders in Birmingham city centre (especially in Priory Queensway) following bus reorganisation.

I wondered what has been the cost of the city centre traffic operation this year, how many person-hours of police officer time are allocated to it each week, which budget is paying for it, and what is the end date.


West Midlands Police did not supply any officers to support this enforcement from duty time.

All officers on this operation were externally funded, meaning there was no impact to West Midlands Police in terms of service delivery. The officers were funded by Centro, who may be able to provide further information. Their details are:


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