Please could you provide me with information about your organisation’s ICT expenditure as detailed in the attached template.
I have tried to find this information in your organisation’s published data, but was unable to find the level detail I require.
I fully expect that you may not be able to provide all the information I am looking for. If this is the case, please provide me with as much information as you can within the template. For example: you may be able to sub-totals for some categories, or provide information for only for certain years.
Within the response, please include:
– Expenditure from all parts of your organisation (centralised IT and departmental IT);
– As well as your own organisation, expenditure for any subsidiary organisations that fall within the scope of your accounts; and,
– Both revenue (or operating) expenditure and capital expenditure.
Please find attached our response. I apologise for the delay in responding.
Our IT and Digital Department have populated your spreadsheet as best as they are able, you should note however that our budget and expenditure is not recorded under the headings that you have provided and so a certain amount of interpretation was required.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.