Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please could I ask for the below information to be furnished under the provisions of FOI 2000:-

1.) How many police officers had their rest days cancelled on Saturday 19th October 2019 with a requirement to work?
2.) Further to question 1, how many were rest days were cancelled on Saturday 19th October 2019 with LESS than 15 days' notice?
3.) Further to question 1, how many were rest days were cancelled on Saturday 19th October 2019 with MORE than 15 days' notice?
4.) How many cancelled rest days are outstanding for police officers within the Met awaiting to be rerostered?
5.) During 2018, how many rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with LESS than 15 days' notice?
6.) During 2018, how many rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with MORE than 15 days' notice?
7.) During 2019 (up until the day of processing this request), how many rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with LESS than 15 days' notice?
8.) During 2019 (up until the day of processing this request), how many rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with MORE than 15 days' notice?

I appreciate there are 8 points raised and therefore, if these exceed the allowed amount of time to be spent on my request, please treat them in their listed order as the order of priority.

Yours faithfully and thanks,

Jonathon Bartlett

Cyclops on behalf of Sheela Bhaskaran, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012274

  Date: 08/11/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Bartlett

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012274

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 05/11/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Request 1

1.) How many police officers had their rest days cancelled on Saturday
19th October 2019 with a requirement to work?
2.) Further to question 1, how many were rest days were cancelled on
Saturday 19th October 2019 with LESS than 15 days' notice?
3.) Further to question 1, how many were rest days were cancelled on
Saturday 19th October 2019 with MORE than 15 days' notice?
4.) How many cancelled rest days are outstanding for police officers
within the Met awaiting to be rerostered?
5.) During 2018, how many rest days were cancelled in total for police
officers with LESS than 15 days' notice?
6.) During 2018, how many rest days were cancelled in total for police
officers with MORE than 15 days' notice?
7.) During 2019 (up until the day of processing this request), how many
rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with LESS than 15
days' notice?
8.) During 2019 (up until the day of processing this request), how many
rest days were cancelled in total for police officers with MORE than 15
days' notice?

Request 2

1.) How many rest days for police officers were cancelled with LESS than
15 days notice for those officers who policed the Extinction Rebellion
demonstrations in Autum 2019?
2.) How many rest days for police officers were cancelled with MORE than
15 days notice for those officers who policed the Extinction Rebellion
demonstrations in Autum 2019?

The below article indicates that the Met were running a force operation in
relation to these demonstrations with information recorded relating to
costs, number of arrests etc... Therefore, I would anticipate that the
requested information should be available too.

NB: This is to inform you that since your requests relate to the same
subject matter they have been aggregated and will be dealt as a single
request.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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enquiry relates to other matters (such as the status of the request) we
will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sheela Bhaskaran

 

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London

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Cyclops on behalf of Alyson Parker, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Bartlett

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012274

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alyson Parker

Information Manager

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 313

Sidcup

DA15 0HH

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113