Avon and Somerset Police admit to spending £13,951 of your money on Common Purpose

Avon and Somerset police spend £13,951.25 of taxpayer's money on Common Purpose training. As with some other police forces there is confusion over the actual total spent as: "some [CP] courses may have been booked locally" and it is too difficult for the police to establish the exact amount spent. If the police can't easily account for the public money they have spent, is this not a breach of the public accounting rules? They suggest it would cost them £450 to 'find' the information. By this means the general public are denied access to accounts information. This 'cost' technique is also be used by some Local Authorities to prevent the public from accessing the authority's expenditure on Common Purpose.