CHIS Payments (1119A/22)
Please tell me how much you have paid to Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) in each of the last five financial years.
Other forces have disclosed similar information e.g Police Scotland and the PSNI:
Please find data attached.
In addition to the attached response West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemptions:
Section 23(3) – Information supplied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies
Section 24(2) – National security
Section 30(3) Investigations by virtue of s30(2) Confidential Sources
Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public interest in this case.
Confirming or denying the existence of whether any other information is held would contravene the constrictions laid out within Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that this stipulates a generic bar on disclosure of any information applied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies.