Police Informants

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3566
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To ask the Mayor how many money the Metropolitan Police has paid to informants over the last five years.

Answer

Answer for Police Informants

Answer for Police Informants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The amount of money spent on obtaining information from informants is already a matter of public record and is published by the MPS on the following link:

https://www.met.police.uk/globalassets/foi-media/what_we_spend/corporate/specialist-crime--operations---amount-spent-on-obtaining-information-from-informant---201607

The amounts below are reported as being spent on obtaining information from informants in each of the last five financial years.

2011/12               £1,122,487

2012/13               £1,326,347

2013/14               £1,093,828

2014/15                £948, 423

2015/16               £769,049

2016/17                £795,830