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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

If available, please provide figures for the number of applications and admissions for Met careers, broken down by ethnicity and pay bands (A-G and H-Y) from 2009-2019. A summary for each year is sufficient.

To clarify, this will include:
- the number of applications for each pay band, by ethnicity
- the number chosen for the roles
- the ethnic breakdown of those chosen for the roles

Yours faithfully,

C. Sinclair

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

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email:  [1][email address

 

www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/013990

 

27/03/2020

 

 

 
 

 

 

Dear Mr Sinclair

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/013990

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/03/2020. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

"If available, please provide figures for the number of applications and
admissions for Met careers, broken down by ethnicity and pay bands (A-G
and H-Y) from 2009-2019. A summary for each year is sufficient. 

To clarify, this will include:
- the number of applications for each pay band, by ethnicity
- the number chosen for the roles
- the ethnic breakdown of those chosen for the roles"

 

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.

 

UPDATE: Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is
provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays
may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour
to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

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

 

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

[2][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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Cyclops on behalf of Andrea Duncan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
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06/04/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Sinclair

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/013990

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/03/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

If available, please provide figures for the number of applications and
admissions for Met careers, broken down by ethnicity and pay bands (A-G
and H-Y) from 2009-2019. A summary for each year is sufficient. 

To clarify, this will include:
- the number of applications for each pay band, by ethnicity
- the number chosen for the roles
- the ethnic breakdown of those chosen for the roles

 

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

 

SSCL recruitment team are only able to provide the information from when
they took over the recruitment in 2017, which doesn’t cover the requested
10 year defined period. 

And in order to do so, they are requesting further clarification on
 ‘number of applications and admissions for Met careers’. 

Please could you explain what is meant by ‘admissions for Met careers’?

Are you just requesting the number of applications for the band
recruitment, or looking for analytics of how many come through Met Careers
website?

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, if the requested additional information has not been received
by 06/05/2020 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me using the email or postal addresses at the top of this
document, quoting the reference number for this request.

 

 

A Duncan

 

 

 

LEGAL ANNEX

 

Section 17(2) provides:

 

(2)       Where- 

 

(a) in relation to any request for information, a public authority is, as
respects any information, relying on a claim- 

(i) that any provision of Part II which relates to the duty to confirm or
deny and is not specified in section 2(3) is relevant to the request, or 

(ii) that the information is exempt information only by virtue of a
provision not specified in section 2(3), and 

 

(b) at the time when the notice under subsection (1) is given to the
applicant, the public authority (or, in a case falling within section
66(3) or (4), the responsible authority) has not yet reached a decision as
to the application of subsection (1)(b) or (2)(b) of section 2, the notice
under subsection (1) must indicate that no decision as to the application
of that provision has yet been reached and must contain an estimate of the
date by which the authority expects that such a decision will have been
reached.

 

 

 

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

[3][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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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Andrea Duncan,

You refer to the SSCL recruitment team having taken over in 2017. Does this mean that the data before this period does not exist or that this particular entity is not able to provide it? The request should be considered irrespective of a change of supplier.

To clarify my request, I resubmit the clarification initially offered - with slight adjustments:
- the number of applications received for each pay band, by ethnicity
- the number of people given roles and becoming employees of the MPS, by payband
- the ethnic breakdown of those given the roles to become employees of the MPS, by payband

The channel of receipt for the applications (online/offline) is irrelevant.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sinclair

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Andrea Duncan,

I would be grateful for an ETA for your response please.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sinclair

Cyclops on behalf of Andrea Duncan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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[2]www.met.police.uk

 

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30/06/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Sinclair

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/013990

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.  Sincere apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Andrea Duncan

 

 

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