Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like the dossier provided by you to the CPS regarding the investigation into the Sir Mark Alle/others in regard to the abduction of Abdelhakim Belhaj and his partner Ms. Boudchar to Libya in 2004.

If printing costs are a problem, then I am happy to discuss, - perhaps the information can be provided digitally - DVD, memory card etc.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please note the correct spelling is (Sir Mark) Allen, not Alle.

thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You have not replied promptly as normally required by law.

Please now provided a response.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Good Morning Mr Williams,

Thank you for your email below.

I can confirm that I am currently dealing with your request and I will endeavour to get a response to you as soon as I can.

Thank you for your continue patience.

Kind Regards

Lisa.

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

response is now overdue, a time complaint will be filed unless you reply within 5 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Belhaj dossier'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached in respect of your recent information request.

Yours sincerely,

Data Office Triage Team

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Dear Mr Williams,

 

Please see attached FOIA internal review response.

 

Thank you

 

Yvette Taylor

Information Manager

Freedom of Information Team

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

Telephone 020 7 161 0074

Email: [email address]

Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup

 

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Good Evening Mr Williams,

 

Firstly please let me apologise for the delay in responding to you and any
inconvenience this may have caused.

 

I have now attached the response to your FoIA request.

 

Kind Regards

 

Lisa.

 

Lisa Murphy

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

 

Email: [email address]

Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup.

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Belhaj dossier'.

1.How much of the info. is in digital form?

2. How many witness statement are there, and are they in digital form?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

08/02/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Williams

 

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

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 04/02/2021.   

 

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
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Phone:  0303 123 1113

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Data Office Triage Team

 

 

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Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

08/02/2021

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr Williams

 

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

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 04/02/2021.   

 

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.

 

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timescale you will be informed at the earliest opportunity. 

 

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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 

 

Data Office Triage Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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      Official Sensitive

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

25/02/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr. Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017830

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

 

 

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Edward Williams

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor,

Please provide the 400 page report you referred to -

"The court ordered the disclosure of a 400-page report that is the product of a four-year Metropolitan Police investigation (codenamed ‘Operation Lydd’) into UK involvement in the alleged rendition to Libya and ill-treatment of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and Sami Al Saadi and his wife and children. As well as the report, the Government was ordered to hand over evidence given by 75 witnesses. The ruling came on 12 April 2018 as part of civil proceedings brought by Mr Belhaj and Ms Boudchar against former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government, claiming they participated in the rendition."

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you for your email which I have forwarded to our Data Office Triage Team to record your request. You will receive a confirmation E mail in due course.

Kind Regards

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager - Freedom of Information
Metropolitan Police Service
[email address]
Tel 0207 161 0074
Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/21/018322

 

11/03/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr  Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/018322

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/03/2021. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Please provide the 400 page report you referred to -

"The court ordered the disclosure of a 400-page report that is the product
of a four-year Metropolitan Police investigation (codenamed ‘Operation
Lydd’) into UK involvement in the alleged rendition to Libya and
ill-treatment of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and
Sami Al Saadi and his wife and children. As well as the report, the
Government was ordered to hand over evidence given by 75 witnesses. The
ruling came on 12 April 2018 as part of civil proceedings brought by Mr
Belhaj and Ms Boudchar against former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, MI6
and the government, claiming they participated in the rendition."

 

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 [the Met request email], 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

 

 

 

Data Office Triage Team

 

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FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

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Sidcup

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[3][the Met request email] 

 

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The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
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SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

      Official Sensitive

 

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

the response is now overdue. I asked for the 400-page dossier.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your email to the Metropolitan Police Service Data Office.

 

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please reply.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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18/05/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/018322

 

Please accept  my apologies for the delay in responding to your Freedom of
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release of your repsonse.  Thus you should receive it by the end of the
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Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/018322

 

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Belhaj dossier'.

This request for IR covers both the original request refused under s.14(1) and the modified request.

Please explain why the 400 page dossier cannot be redacted to remove s.23 data.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Please see the attached in respect of your recent information request.  

 

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

The internal review is now overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Edward Williams left an annotation ()

time complaint filed with ICO today.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Williams,

Thank you for your email. Apologies for the delay in responding, I have been on leave.

A response to your internal review has been drafted and it is currently awaiting quality assurance and approval. I hope to provide you with the response in the next few days.

I am sorry for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager - Freedom of Information
Metropolitan Police Service
[email address]
Tel 0207 161 0074
Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

thank you for your update.

When the IR is carried out please explain why the parts relating to MI6 cannot be redacted. The information is 400 pages, it can't all relate to MI6.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/21/019496

 

16/07/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr. Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/019496

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

 

 

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Edward Williams

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor,

Thank you for the IR.

From the 28,000 page dossier referred to above I would like -

1. Statements made by Mr Jack Straw and Mr Mark Allen,

2.The (copy) letter sent by Mark Allen to Libya about the rendition of Mr Belhaj -

"Most importantly, I congratulate you on the safe arrival of [Mr. Belhaj]. This was the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built up over recent years. I am so glad… [Mr. Belhaj’s] information on the situation in this Country is of urgent importance to us. Amusingly, we got a request from the Americans to channel requests for information from [Mr. Belhaj] through the Americans. I have no intention of doing any such thing. The intelligence about [Mr. Belhaj] was British. I know I did not pay for the air cargo. But I feel I have the right to deal with you direct on this and am very grateful to you for the help you are giving us."

3.The index the dossier.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Williams,

Please can you clarify which '28,000 page dossier referred to above' you are referring to.
The subject of internal review 21/01946 was a 400 page report.

Thank you

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager - Freedom of Information
Metropolitan Police Service
[email address]
Tel 0207 161 0074
Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You wrote to me -

"Since January 2012, a substantial volume of documentation, including exhibits and witness statements, have been gathered as part of an investigation into the the abduction of Abdelhakim Belhaj and his partner Ms. Boudchar to Libya in 2004.

It has been confirmed that there is a comprehensive file of evidence, in excess of 28,000 pages, that was presented to the CPS on the 12th of June 2014. In order to find any dossier that may have been written/collated would mean that the paperwork within this file would need to be reviewed to locate this."

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Dear Mr Williams,

I have submitted your FOIA request to our FOIA Triage Team.
You will receive a confirmation email in due course.

Thank you

Yvette Taylor
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Dear Mr Williams,

 

Please see the attached in respect of your recent information request.

Our ref: 01/FOI/21/020358

Thank you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Data Office Triage Team | Information Rights Unit

Strategy & Insight | Strategy & Governance | METHQ | Metropolitan Police
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Dear Mr Williams,

 

Please find attached the MPS response regarding your FOIA request.

 

Thank you for your interest in the MPS.

 

Kind regards

 

Maureen

 

Maureen McGuire

Information Manager

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[1]D8CF3256 

 

 

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