Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Yesterday, the High Court quashed Superintendent McMillan’s attempt to ban all Extinction Rebellion protests across London, under reference [2019] EWHC 2957 (Admin).

Given the obvious public interest in seeing how such a blatantly unlawful decision - which interferes with the human rights of thousands of protestors and potential protestors - was made in the first place, please can you disclose an electronic copy of all legal advice which was provided to Mr McMillan in relation to the impugned ban.

Yours faithfully,
Gabriel Kanter-Webber

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/19/012273

  Date: 08/11/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Kanter-Webber

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012273

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/11/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

"Yesterday, the High Court quashed Superintendent McMillan’s attempt to
ban all Extinction Rebellion protests across London, under reference
[2019] EWHC 2957 (Admin).

Given the obvious public interest in seeing how such a blatantly unlawful
decision - which interferes with the human rights of thousands of
protestors and potential protestors - was made in the first place, please
can you disclose an electronic copy of all legal advice which was provided
to Mr McMillan in relation to the impugned ban."

 

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
enquiry relate to the logging or allocations process we will be able to
assist you directly and where your 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

 

 

 

R. Loizou

 

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London

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou,

I'm complaining to the ICO. They'll be in touch with you directly.

Yours sincerely,

G Kanter-Webber

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am currently out of the office with no access to e-mails and will return
on Monday 9th December 2019.

For queries relating to Right of Access/Subject Access (Data Protection
Act) requests, please contact the mailbox:
[email address]

 

 

For queries relating to the Freedom of Information Act to:
[email address]

This is also the e-mail address to use if you are making a Freedom of
Information request.  In accordance with ICO guidance the date of receipt,
and therefore the 20 working day period, will not begin until you forward
your request to that e-mail account or until I return - whichever is
sooner.

This e-mail has not been auto-forwarded. I will respond to e-mails upon my
return.

 

 

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Kanter-Webber,

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
recent request for information.

 

A response has been prepared and is currently awaiting approval.  I
anticipate receiving approval later today or tomorrow, and as soon as it
is received, I will respond to you.

 

I apologise once again and I thank you for your patience in the matter.

 

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason

 

Suzanne Mason, MA| Information Manager | Information & Insight | Strategy
& Governance | MetHQ |
Metropolitan Police Service

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information not for public disclosure must be highlighted as such. Further
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Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Kanter-Webber,

 

Please find attached response to your recent request for information, with
my sincere apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Thank you for your patience in the matter.

 

Kind regards,

Suzanne Mason

 

Suzanne Mason, MA| Information Manager | Information & Insight | Strategy
& Governance | MetHQ |
Metropolitan Police Service

Email: [1][email address]
Address - Information Rights Unit, PO Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 0HH.
Please consider the environment before printing this email

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Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. The MPS will
consider information for release unless there is are valid and
proportionate public interest reasons not to, therefore, sensitive
information not for public disclosure must be highlighted as such. Further
advice can be obtained from the Information Rights Unit - 0207 161 3500.

 

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
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
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou,

01/FOI/19/012273

Thank you for your response, in which you refused to release the requested information, relying on FOIA s 42.

Please arrange for an internal review to be conducted. You will be aware that the ICO expects such reviews to be completed within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

G Kanter-Webber

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

1 Atodiad

    Official Sensitive

 

 

 

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

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012691

  Date: 10/12/2019

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr Kanter-Webber

  

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012691

 

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
and/or decision relating to 01/FOI/19/012273 which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 09/12/2019.   

A review will now be conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice
issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
 The reviewing officer will reconsider the original request before
responding to you with their findings.

 

There is no statutory time limit in relation to the completion of an
Internal Review.  However, the MPS aim to complete Internal Reviews within
20 working days or in exceptional cases, within 40 working days.  This is
based upon guidance published by the Information Commissioner.

 

If it is not possible to complete the Internal Review within this
timescale you will be informed at the earliest opportunity. 

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an Internal Review you may wish to
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

 

For information on how to make an 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

 

Yours sincerely 

 

R. Loizou

 

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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
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou,

I’m complaining to the ICO (again). The level of incompetence in your department is staggering. You seem to miss every FOIA deadline in every case.

Yours sincerely,

G Kanter-Webber

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am currently out of the office with no access to e-mails and will return
on Monday 13th January 2020.

For queries relating to Right of Access/Subject Access (Data Protection
Act) requests, please contact the mailbox:
[email address]

 

 

For queries relating to the Freedom of Information Act to:
[email address]

This is also the e-mail address to use if you are making a Freedom of
Information request.  In accordance with ICO guidance the date of receipt,
and therefore the 20 working day period, will not begin until you forward
your request to that e-mail account or until I return - whichever is
sooner.

This e-mail has not been auto-forwarded. I will respond to e-mails upon my
return.

 

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
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
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

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

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Official Sensitive

     

 

 

 

Dear Mr Kanter-Webber

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012691

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr Lyng

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 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