Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
I am writing to make a request for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
1) The amount paid in compensation to members of the public by the MPS in 2013/14
2) The amount paid in compensation to members of the public by the MPS in 2014/15
3) The amount paid in compensation to members of the public by the MPS in 2015/16
4) The total legal costs arising from the above in each of the last three years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16)
I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this email.
Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others. Should this prove to be the case, I would ask that you release available data as soon as possible - rather than hold up the entire request.
I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions within the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the
If you need any clarification then please contact me at the via email. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance, I would expect you to contact me if you find this request
unmanageable in any way.
I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Dear Mr King
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017010000360
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 11/01/2017. I note you seek
access to the following information:
* I am writing to make a request for the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act: 1) The amount paid in compensation to
members of the public by the MPS in 2013/14 2) The amount paid in
compensation to members of the public by the MPS in 2014/15 3) The
amount paid in compensation to members of the public by the MPS in
2015/16 4) The total legal costs arising from the above in each of the
last three years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16)
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