A Request for all Freedom of Information Requests RE: The Disappearance of Madeline Mccann

Mr Jackson made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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The request was successful.

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Under the freedom of information request I would like you to

Firstly: provide the information which was previously requested by ITV News (Case number 201001000502) with regard to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann.

Their request was to acquire any material ,
correspondence that were conducted with the portugese
police during 2007.

In addition they wanted to acquire any correspondence
that either Leicestershire police or the met police had with
the Home Office in relation to Madeline's disappearance .
IN news would also like to acquire transcripts of any
interviews that were held with the McCanns or other
witnesses. (evidently appropriately redacted if necessary)

And any other information that you now consider no longer to be part of any ongoing investigation.

Secondly: I would like to receive copies of any other freedom of information requests which were made by news agencies or journalists with regard to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann. Either if they received information or did not, I would like to receive details of their request.

Thirdly: please provide details of any other freedom of information requests which have been made in relation to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011090001190
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/09/2011. I note you seek
access to the following information:

Under the freedom of information request I would like you to

1. Provide the information which was previously requested by ITV
News (Case number 2010010005025) with regard to the disappearance of
Madeline Mccann.
2. l'd like to receive copies of any other freedom of information
requests which were made by news agencies or journalists with regard to
the disappearance of Madeline Mccann.
3. Please provide details of any other freedom of information
requests which have been made in relation to the disappearance of
Madeline Mccann.

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, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve this
deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet, which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
or contact me on telephone number 020 7230 2003 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Beaumont
SCD 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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

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
Public Access Office
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

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the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2011090001190
I write in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/09/2011. I note
you seek access to the following information:

Under the freedom of information request I would like you to

1. Provide the information which was previously requested by ITV News
(Case number 2010010005025) with regard to the disappearance of
Madeline Mccann. Their request was to acquire any material ,
correspondence that were conducted with the portugese police during
2007. In addition they wanted to acquire any correspondence
that either Leicestershire police or the met police had with the Home
Office in relation to Madeline's disappearance . ITN news would also
like to acquire transcripts of any interviews that were held with the
McCanns or other witnesses. (evidently appropriately redacted if
necessary) And any other information that you now consider no
longer to be part of any ongoing investigation.

2. I would like to receive copies of any other freedom of information
requests which were made by news agencies or journalists with regard
to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann. Either if they received
information or did not, I would like to receive details of their
request.

3. Please provide details of any other freedom of information requests
which have been made in relation to the disappearance of Madeline
Mccann.

This is to inform you that I cannot identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided. To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information. I provide some guidance that may
assist you more clearly describe the information you require:

In relation to question 1, please can you clarify what it is you want.
Please state what your request is. Please note that before 2011, the
investigation was conducted by Leicester Police and it may be best for you
to approach them about details of the 2007 investigation.

In relation to questions 2 and 3, what are you asking for? Are you asking
for copies of any Freedom of Information requests or something else?
Please specify

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
10 October 2011 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
or contact me on telephone number 020 7230 2003 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Beaumont
SCD 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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

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
Public Access Office
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

With regard to 1) The freedom of information request was sent by ITV news in the week commencing 27th January to 2nd February 2010. The case ID you assigned was number 2010010005025 with regard to the disappearance of
Madeline Mccann.

I'm aware that before 2011, the
investigation was conducted by Leicester Police however I am also aware that you have received freedom of information requests from journalists and the media with regard to the same subject.

I would like to clarify that I would like the information released from that request to ITV news.

With regard to 2) and 3) I am looking to receive the actual (copies) freedom of information requests and whether they were authorised or denied. If they were authorised then I would like the information which was released also.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email.

To confirm you are requesting the information which was released under
request 2010010005025. You are also seeking copies of any requests and
their responses from other organisations or people.

Please can you clarify what you mean by authorised or denied? A
response is sent to every request, it is not a matter of authorising or
denying a request. If you wish to see the responses, which incorporate
the request, then that can be considered.

When I hear back from you I will progress your request.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Beaumont

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Dear Mr Beamount of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I always thought some requests were accepted and some requests denied?

However please just focus upon
the information which was released under
request 2010010005025. You are also seeking copies of any requests and their responses from other organisations or people.

Many Thanks.

Mr Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email.

Please can you clarify what your request is? Do you now just want the
information released under 2010010005025 and nothing further, or do you
wish this information and any other requests/responses regarding
Madeline McCann? Your request remains unclear.

Sincerely

A Beaumont

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Dear Andrew Beaumont of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

To confirm I am requesting the information which was released under
request 2010010005025 and I am also seeking copies of any requests and
their responses from other organisations or people.

Any other clarifications don't hesitate to ask.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jackson

Mr Jackson left an annotation ()

Does this appear to anyone else as stalling?

Ms Edwards left an annotation ()

Yes. I wonder why?

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011090001190
I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/09/2011.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

Under the freedom of information request I would like you to        

Firstly: provide the information which was previously requested by     ITV
News (Case number 201001000502) with regard to the     disappearance of
Madeline Mccann.    Their request was to acquire any material ,    
correspondence that were conducted with the portugese     police during
2007.        
Secondly: I would like to receive copies of any other freedom of    
information requests which were made by news agencies or     journalists
with regard to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann.     Either if they
received information or did not, I would like to     receive details of
their request.        
Thirdly: please provide details of any other freedom of information    
requests which have been made in relation to the disappearance of    
Madeline Mccann.

Redefined on 19 September 2011 as:

I am requesting the information which was released under request
2010010005025 and I am also seeking copies of any requests and their
responses from other organisations or people.

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, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve this
deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet, which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
or contact me on telephone number 020 7230 2003 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Beaumont
SCD 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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.  

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

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
Public Access Office
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

 

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Jackson

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2011090001190

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/09/2011.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

Under the freedom of information request I would like you to        
Firstly: provide the information which was previously requested by     ITV
News (Case number 2010010005025) with regard to the     disappearance of
Madeline Mccann.    Their request was to acquire any material ,    
correspondence that were conducted with the portugese     police during
2007.        
Secondly: I would like to receive copies of any other freedom of    
information requests which were made by news agencies or     journalists
with regard to the disappearance of Madeline Mccann.     Either if they
received information or did not, I would like to     receive details of
their request.        
Thirdly: please provide details of any other freedom of information    
requests which have been made in relation to the disappearance of    
Madeline Mccann.
Redefined on 19 September 2011 as:
I am requesting the information which was released under request
2010010005025 and I am also seeking copies of any requests and their
responses from other organisations or people.
EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the Specialist Crime Directorate - Homicide and Serious Crime
Command.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located information relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

As of 08 September 2011, the MPS had received three requests for
information regarding The Madeline McCann review.  Please find them
attached to this reponse.    Please note that only two requests were
answered and the third was withdrawn by the applicant, therefore,  no
response was prepared.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please email
or contact me on telephone number 020 7230 2003 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Beaumont
SCD Information Manager
In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.  

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

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
Public Access Office
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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

 

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Dear Andy of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thanks for releasing the information. I'm glad the clarification helped!

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jackson