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Norfolk Police Investigation: Standard Hours and Solicitors fees (FOI)

Norfolk Police Investigation: Standard Hours and Solicitors fees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 May 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Norfolk Police investigation into Planning Department


In a previous FOI response (link below), there is mention of the following Staff Cost Type's: Officer Overtime, Non-officer Standard Hours and Non-Officer Overtime. There is no mention of Officer Standard Hours.

Please could you provide details of the Officers Standard Hours and an explanation as to why this was not included in the first place?

If the figures have changed since the previous response, please provide the updated figures.

Norfolk Police investigation accommodation costs (FOI)  


Please provide a breakdown of the man hours associated with the investigations "solicitor fees".

If the figures have changed since the previous response, please provide the updated figures



Further to the three previous answers given:

Investigation into Planning department by the Norfolk Police (FOI)

Norfolk Police investigation accommodation costs (FOI)

Norfolk Police Investigation into the Planning Department (FOI)


The Norfolk Constabulary have not charged for the basic time (Standard time) provided by police officers, only for overtime. This is known as, Police mutual aid.


Please see the above previous response 4599.

This is now the fourth request responded to on this matter. Under article 16(3) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, requests around the same subject, from the same or different requestor, can be considered together for time purposes. To respond to this request and the previous three requests has now used up the time available to respond to a Freedom of information request and no further dialog will be entered into around fees incurred for this enquiry until at least 60 working days have passed. Article 3, Freedom of Information (Costs)(Jersey) Regulations 2014.

Article applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.[5]

(2) Despite paragraph (1), a scheduled public authority may still supply the information requested on payment to it of a fee determined by the authority in the manner prescribed by Regulations for the purposes of this Article.

(3) Regulations may provide that, in such circumstances as the Regulations prescribe, if two or more requests for information are made to a scheduled public authority –

(a) by one person; or

(b) by different persons who appear to the scheduled public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign,

the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them.

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