Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/017171
Dear Mr Williams
Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/20/017171
I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling and/or decision
relating to 01/FOI/20/016477 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS) on 09/12/2020.
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
Phone: 0303 123 1113
Yours sincerely Data Office Triage Team