Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide in a spreadsheet the following data per month for the two years until the latest data is available.

a) the average detention time

b) the average wait for booking

c) the average numbers of cells available

d) the number of person detained that month

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016030000868

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/03/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please provide in a spreadsheet the following data per month for the two
years until the latest data is available.

a) the average detention time

b) the average wait for booking

c) the average numbers of cells available

d) the number of person detained that month"

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

* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years, financial years or if you would like to specify other start and
end times.

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
Tuesday 19th April 2016, 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this request and will treat it as withdrawn.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 us quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You asked me to ' clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar years, financial years or if you would like to specify other start and end times.'

As I am not sure what is the most recent data available, i.e., if you do a live extract or whether you have regular extracts and use that, I had asked for 'data per month for the two years until the latest data is available'.

So assuming the last monthly data available is for February 2016, I would then request monthly data from 2014-03-01 to 2016-02-29. If the latest monthly data available is for a different month, I trust you can calculate when the two year period ending that month starts.

If you can only align your query to calendar or financial years, then I suppose the closest at the moment would be the past two calendar years.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016030000868

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/03/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please provide in a spreadsheet the following data per month for the two
years until the latest data is available.

a) the average detention time

b) the average wait for booking

c) the average numbers of cells available

d) the number of person detained that month"

RE-DEFINED ON 18/03/2016;

"You asked me to ' clarify if you would like the information to refer to
calendar years, financial years or if you would like to specify other
start and end times.'

As I am not sure what is the most recent data available, i.e., if you do a
live extract or whether you have regular extracts and use that, I had
asked for 'data per month for the two years until the latest data is
available'.

So assuming the last monthly data available is for February 2016, I would
then request monthly data from 2014-03-01 to 2016-02-29. If the latest
monthly data available is for a different month, I trust you can calculate
when the two year period ending that month starts.

If you can only align your query to calendar or financial years, then I
suppose the closest at the moment would be the past two calendar years."

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] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, 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
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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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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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

As per your statement 'You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.' I look forward to receiving a prompt reply.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016030000868

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/03/2016.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Please provide in a spreadsheet the following data per month for the
two years until the latest data is available.
* a) the average detention time
* b) the average wait for booking
* c) the average numbers of cells available
* d) the number of person detained that month

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
with the MPS Performance and Assurance Unit and Met Detention.  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 parts a), b) and d) of your
request above.  Please note the number of persons detained is recorded on
the spreadsheet as the number of arrests.

In respect of part c) of your request I have been advised that we do not
hold data relating to the average number of cells available each month.
 This is because although a cell may be vacant it may be in the process of
being cleaned, repaired or upgraded.  Therefore the response to this
aspect of your request is no information held.

ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

While we do not hold data relating to the number of available cells I can
confirm that we hold occupancy rates  and that for the period requested
the average occupancy rate was 44% and that for the period requested the
average occupancy rate was 44%, the current total number of 24/7 MPS
custody cells is 740.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me on 0207 161 3583 or via email at [email address],
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

David Edwards
Information Rights Unit

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, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital 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).

 

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Dear Mr Edwards,

Thank you for your response. Can you please send the data in a spreadsheet as requested (instead of a PDF of the spreadsheet).

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Mery,

As requested please see the attached.

Regards,

David.

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Dear Mr Edwards,

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

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