Communications - 237/11
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 31/03/2011
Date of response: 19/04/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 31 March 2011 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
'I am writing to obtain information about any magazines or newsletters published by the Police Force. Im referring to formally produced communications ie those aimed outside the police force.
The names of any magazines or newsletters published by the Police Force in the 2009-10 financial year and the 2010-11 financial year to date. This includes anything published in conjunction with the local authority, or the Police Authority.
The frequency with which each publication was/is produced.
The total cost of producing and circulating each individual publication in each of the financial years mentioned above.
a. The number of copies of each publication that were/are produced, and b. the number of undistributed copies that are returned and/or disposed of for each issue.
The amount recouped for individual publications through advertising in each of the financial years mentioned above. Please break this down by organisation, but if this not possible please continue to provide a simple list of the organisations.'
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Communication Department and Area Commands of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full as follows.
1-3&4a. Please see the document attached.
4b. No information held. Information at this part of your request is not collated.
5. Nil. None of the publications have any record of revenue gained.
Please note that we also provide copy and photographs to other partner publications as required eg, local authority publications, community safety publications etc.
The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.
How to complain
If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp
If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial: 01661 868347
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