West Yorkshire Police spend £6,873 on Common Purpose

West Yorkshire reply to an FOI request showing yet more police expenditure on Common Purpose. In the reply the police say that police have been granted leave to attend Common Purpose courses at a cost of £6,873.75. Were these courses in paid time? If so the public has paid twice...once for the cost of the courses and once for the lost time on duty. But CP consistently states that Common Purpose graduates participate in their private time.