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A request for information about Fire Service newspaper and copyright licensing payments

Ref: FOI/16029


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 17thFebruary 2016

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Did the West Midlands Fire Service pay for a NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) or CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) media license in 2013-2014?

If so, how much was paid for the licenses in 2013-2014 (please provide the figures separately)?

Did the West Midlands Fire Service pay for other media licenses (similar to the NLA or CLA) in 2013-2014? Please list any other media licenses that were subscribed to and how much was paid for them in 2013-2014.


Our CLA licensing details for 20113-2014 are as follows

Payment to Copyright Licensing Agency for CLA License Cost – £280.32

Further information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our licencing payments  can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

Please see Transparency report for January 2014.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW