Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am writing to you today to request a few bits of information relating to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests currently ongoing.

My questions are:
1 - Year to date, how much has the policing operation cost policing the protests (This includes the use of officers from other forces and their expenses like accommodation etc)

2 - Year to date, How many officers have been sent to London via Mutual Aid from other forces? (A breakdown per force would be appreciated if possible)

3 - If possible, can you confirm how many officers have had rest days cancelled in order to police the protests (If possible please include those of Mutual Aid)

I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond to this and look forward to you answering my questions the best you possibly can.

Yours faithfully,
Ethan

Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
  Sidcup
DA15 0HH
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/011966

  Date: 18/10/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Porter

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011966

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 18/10/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

"I am writing to you today to request a few bits of information relating
to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests currently ongoing.

My questions are:
1 - Year to date, how much has the policing operation cost policing the
protests (This includes the use of officers from other forces and their
expenses like accommodation etc)

2 - Year to date, How many officers have been sent to London via Mutual
Aid from other forces? (A breakdown per force would be appreciated if
possible)

3 - If possible, can you confirm how many officers have had rest days
cancelled in order to police the protests (If possible please include
those of Mutual Aid)

I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond to this and look
forward to you answering my questions the best you possibly can."

 

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] quoting the reference number above. Should your
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assist you directly and where your enquiry relates to other matters (such
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advise you of the relevant contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

R. Loizou

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Mike Lyng, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Porter

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011966

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr Lyng

 

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 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[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

 

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recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
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