DPs in custody following s136

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide me with the following detail per month for the period of January 2012 to December 2012, per borough preferably in Excel-compatile format, and in electronic format in any case:

(1) The number of individuals detained by the MPS in police custody suites under s136 of the Mental Health Act (MHA).

(2) The breakdown by gender of those individuals in (1)

(3) The breakdown by ethnicity of those individuals in (1)

For clarification, the information requested is solely for individuals detained in police custody suites (following a detention under the MHA s136) and hence should be available from NSPIS in an automated report.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013050001919
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 17/05/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),      

 Please provide me with the following detail per month for the     period
of January 2012 to December 2012, per borough preferably in    
Excel-compatile format, and in electronic format in any case:      

   (1) The number of individuals detained by the MPS in police custody    
suites under s136 of the Mental Health Act (MHA).         (2) The
breakdown by gender of those individuals in (1)  
    (3) The breakdown by ethnicity of those individuals in (1)    

    For clarification, the information requested is solely for    
individuals detained in police custody suites (following a     detention
under the MHA s136) and hence should be available from     NSPIS in an
automated report.  "  

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Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013050001919

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 17/05/2013. I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please provide me with the following detail per month for the period of
January 2012 to December 2012, per borough preferably in Excel-compatile
format, and in electronic format in any case:        
1. The number of individuals detained by the MPS in police custody suites
under s136 of the Mental Health Act (MHA).         2. The breakdown by
gender of those individuals in (1)        
3. The breakdown by ethnicity of those individuals in (1)        
For clarification, the information requested is solely for individuals
detained in police custody suites (following a     detention under the MHA
s136) and hence should be available from NSPIS in an automated report. "  

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the Directorate of Information Reporting Services Helpdesk.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

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 your request above.

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 Deborah Solomon on telephone number 0207 161 4291 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

David Way
TP Criminal Justice
Territorial Policing Command

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.
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Dear Mr Way,

Thank you for this response.

Under your duty for assistance can you please clarify the sentence: 'The data doesn't show if the individual was arrested for an arrestable offence as well as detained under the Mental Health Act.'

The simpler reading is that some of the 59 individuals detained in a police custody suite under the MHA (found with a search of NSPIS for Arrest Offence was set to equal 'Mental Health Act) may have been arrested for an arrestable offence as well.

However, there's a possibility for this sentence to mean instead that some individuals detained in a police custody suite under the MHA, but arrested for an arrestable offence, would not be included in the data as the arrestable offence would be what is recorded in NSPIS instead of the MHA.

Can you please confirm that the first reading is correct and/or provide any further explanation to clarify this.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery
 
Please see a response to your queries below.
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Deborah Solomon
Information Manager
Territorial Policing Command
 
"The simpler reading is that some of the 59 individuals detained in a
police custody suite under the MHA (found with a search of NSPIS for
Arrest Offence was set to equal 'Mental Health Act) may have been arrested
for an arrestable offence as well."
 
Yes - this point is correct.
 
"However, there's a possibility for this sentence to mean instead that
some individuals detained in a police custody suite under the MHA, but
arrested for an arrestable offence, would not be included in the data as
the arrestable offence would be what is recorded in NSPIS instead of the
MHA."
 
No, this report contains all those arrested under the Mental Health Act
even if they were also arrested for another arrest offence reason during
the same arrest.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Solomon,

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

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 'DPs in custody following s136'.

While I am thankful for and very much appreciate the information that has been provided and the following clarification, both promptly, there's one aspect of my request that has been ignored.

I requested the data to be broken down 'per borough', but the data was provided for all the boroughs combined and no exemption was mentioned justifying not including this breakdown.

Also, I understand that by sending the response electronically as a PDF you are complying with the FoI act, however it would be helpful if, as you used to do for most responses that are numerical data, the information could be provided in Excel format.

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

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013060001073

I write in connection with your request for a review of the original MPS
decision relating to 2013050001919 which was received by the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) on 09/06/2013.  

Your request for a review will now be considered in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response to
your request for a review of the original MPS case within a timescale of
20 working days.  In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve
this deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Administration Team Officer
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the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

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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.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
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Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

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Case reference: 2013060001073

 From: Narinder Minhas/mps
 Date: 18/06/2013 10:59:59
 To: [FOI #161877 email]
 bcc: [email address]
 Subject: FOIA Complaints Decision

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Dear Ms Minhas,

Thank you for these two spreadsheets.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your e-mail. I am out of the office until Friday 5th July
2013.

You may contact the Administrative Support Team at:

foi@met.police.uk  OR  [email address]

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