Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

This request is a refined request based on that at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/us... taking into account the s16 assistance provided by Mr Lyng, itself a refined request based on http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/us... taking into account the s16 assistance provided by Mr Bloomfield.

Can you please provide, preferably in a spreadsheet format, the following recorded information:

1a) The list of the 52 custody suites that are operational on a 24/7 basis.
1b) The list of the remainder 20 'overflow' custody suites.
1c) The number of cells in each custody suite, per custody suite.

2) The number of detainees held in the Marylebone custody suite from August to December 2011 per day.

3a) The name and/or description of the event targeted by the pre planned public order operation for which the Marylebone custody suite was opened on Saturday 2011-10-29.
3b) The rank and name of the officer who took the decision to open Marylebone custody suite that day.

If you exempt yet again question 2 on an s12 basis, even though it is difficult to see what would still need manual inspection of the NSPIS query in this twice narrowed down question, please provide a response for the other questions of this request

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2012010001358
I write in connection with your following request for information which
was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/01/2012:

* Can you please provide, preferably in a spreadsheet format, the
following recorded information:        
* 1a) The list of the 52 custody suites that are operational on a 24/7
basis.    
* 1b) The list of the remainder 20 'overflow' custody suites.    
* 1c) The number of cells in each custody suite, per custody suite.    
   
* 2) The number of detainees held in the Marylebone custody suite from
August to December 2011 per day.        
* 3a) The name and/or description of the event targeted by the pre
planned public order operation for which the Marylebone custody    
suite was opened on Saturday 2011-10-29.    
* 3b) The rank and name of the officer who took the decision to open
Marylebone custody suite that day.        
* If you exempt yet again question 2 on an s12 basis, even though it is
difficult to see what would still need manual inspection of the    
NSPIS query in this twice narrowed down question, please provide a
response for the other questions of this request

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,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party.  

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Yours sincerely

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 Dear Mr. Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2012010001358

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/01/2012.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

Can you please provide, preferably in a spreadsheet format, the following
recorded information:

1a) The list of the 52 custody suites that are operational on a 24/7
basis.

1b) The list of the remainder 20 'overflow' custody suites.

1c) The number of cells in each custody suite, per custody suite.

    
2) The number of detainees held in the Marylebone custody suite from
August to
     December 2011 per day.

3a) The name and/or description of the event targeted by the pre planned
public
      Order operation for which the Marylebone custody suite was opened on
      Saturday 2011- 10-29.

3b) The rank and name of the officer who took the decision to open
Marylebone
       custody suite that day.

If you exempt yet again question 2 on an s12 basis, even though it is
difficult to see what would still need manual inspection of the NSPIS
query in this twice narrowed down question, please provide a response for
the other questions of this request

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at Territorial Policing (TPHQ) , MPS Performance Information Bureau (PIB)
and Central Operations (CO).

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records relevant to your request.

DECISION

In regards to Questions 1a) The list of the 52 custody suites that are
operational on a 24/7 basis, 1b) The list of the remainder 20 'overflow'
custody suites and 1c) The number of cells in each custody suite, per
custody suite.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.
Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

 
In regards to Question 2) The number of detainees held in the Marylebone
custody suite from August to December 2011 per day.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.
Please find attached information pursuant to your request above. Due to
the way in which the spreadsheet is formatted you will have to expand
column G in order to read all the data.

In regards to Question 3a) The name and/or description of the event
targeted by the pre planned public Order operation for which the
Marylebone custody suite was opened on  Saturday 2011- 10-29 and  3b) The
rank and name of the officer who took the decision to open Marylebone
custody suite that day.

In answering your specific question I can advise you that Marylebone
Custody Suite was not opened in order to target any specific public order
operation.

However on the day in question there were a number of events taking place
in central London including The United Family and Friends Campaign annual
march, Amnesty International solidarity to Syrian protestors march and
Syrians love Syria counter demonstration. 

In order to ensure sufficient facilities were available on this day, a
charge centre in close proximity to the marches was requested.  In this
instance Marylebone Custody suite was selected as the dedicated charge
centre. There was no specific request for the charge centre to be
Marylebone. It was selected due to its proximity to the events taking
place.   The officer with the responsibility for this task was a sergeant
from Kensington and Chelsea borough police working under the direction of
Commander Michael Johnson from Public Order and Operational Support
(CO11).

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Mike Lyng on telephone number 02071613605 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Mike Lyng Quality and Assurance Advisor
Co-Ordinated on behalf of Territorial Policing and Central Operations

<<MERY_Data.csv>>

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, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.

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 and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request. 

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

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

Public Access Office

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 [1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk. 
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

Mike Lyng | FOIA Quality and Assurance Advisor | Security Standards and
Architecture | Directorate of Information | Public Access Office |
Metropolitan Police Service

Telephone 020 7161 3605 | Fax 020 7161 3503 | Email
[email address]
Address 20th Floor, PO Box 57192, London, SW6 1SF

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).

References

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Dear Mr Lyng,

Thank you for the eventually prompt response. I very much appreciate the table data to have been provided in a CSV file.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

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