Consultations on licensing applications in Westminster

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to find information about the Met's record of responding to consultations on licensing applications, in its role as a Responsible Authority in the borough of Westminster.

Could I please ask the following questions:

1) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, was the Met Police notified to comment on applications for new premises licences, where the sale by retail of alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an issue?
- of the total number, on how many occasions did the Met respond?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met raise an objection?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met not raise an objection?

2) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, was the Met Police notified to comment on applications to vary licences, where the sale by retail of alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an issue?
- of the total number, on how many occasions did the Met respond?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met raise an objection?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met not raise an objection?

3) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, did the Met apply to Westminster City Council to have premises licences reviewed, where the sale by retail of alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an issue?

Yours faithfully,

Owen Sheppard

Cyclops on behalf of Gary Quan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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  Our Ref: 01/FOI/20/012929

  Date: 08/01/2020

   

 

 

 

Dear  Sheppard

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/012929

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/01/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

I would like to find information about the Met's record of responding to
consultations on licensing applications,  in its role as a Responsible
Authority in the borough of Westminster.

Could I please ask the following questions:

1) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, was the Met Police notified to
comment on applications for new premises licences, where the sale by
retail of alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an
issue?
- of the total number, on how many occasions did the Met respond?
-  of the total number, how many times did the Met raise an objection?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met not raise an objection?

2) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, was the Met Police notified to
comment on applications to vary licences, where the sale by retail of
alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an issue?
- of the total number, on how many occasions did the Met respond?
-  of the total number, how many times did the Met raise an objection?
- of the total number, how many times did the Met not raise an objection?

3) How many times, in 2018 and 2019, did the Met apply to Westminster City
Council to have premises licences reviewed, where the sale by retail of
alcohol and/or the provision of late night refreshments were an issue?

 

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Dear Mr Gary Quan,

Could you please advise when you will be able to respond to my FOI (Ref: 01/FOI/20/012929) as the 20 working day period has now passed.

Yours sincerely,

Owen Sheppard

Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Sheppard

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/012929

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul O'Shea

 

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.

 

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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

Dear Paul O'Shea,

Thank you for your response.

Could I pleas modify my request so that questions one and two only refer to 2019, rather than 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Owen Sheppard

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