We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Joseph Taylor please sign in and let everyone know.

DVI Operational Plan for Grenfell Tower

We're waiting for Joseph Taylor to read recent responses and update the status.

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide a copy of the Operational Plan for the recovery of the dead from Grenfell Tower.

Yours faithfully,
Joseph Taylor

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Taylor

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000573

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please provide a copy of the Operational Plan for the recovery of the
dead from Grenfell Tower."

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 [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, 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

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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.

For information on how to make application to the Information 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

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Taylor

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000573

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Please provide a copy of the Operational Plan for the recovery of the
dead from Grenfell Tower.

I am sorry to inform you that we have not been able to complete our
response to your request by the date originally stated.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), we have 20 working
days to respond to a request for information unless we are considering
whether the information requested is covered by one of the 'qualified
exemptions' (exemptions which must be tested against the public interest
before deciding whether they apply to the information in question).

Where we are considering the public interest test against the application
of relevant qualified exemptions, Section 17(2)(b) provides that we can
extend the 20 day deadline.  Please see the legal annex for further
information on this section of the Act.

For your information we are considering the following exemption(s):

Section 30(1) (Investigations)

I can now advise you that the amended date for a response is 11/10/17

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely

Ms S. Strong
Information Manager
LEGAL ANNEX

Section 17(2) provides:

(2) Where-

a) in relation to any request for information, a public authority is, as
respects any information, relying on a claim-
i) that any provision of Part II which relates to the duty to confirm or
deny and is not specified in section 2(3) is relevant to the request, or
ii) that the information is exempt information only by virtue of a
provision not specified in section 2(3), and
b) at the time when the notice under subsection (1) is given to the
applicant, the public authority (or, in a case falling within section
66(3) or (4), the responsible authority) has not yet reached a decision as
to the application of subsection (1)(b) or (2)(b) of section 2,
the notice under subsection (1) must indicate that no decision as to the
application of that provision has yet been reached and must contain an
estimate of the date by which the authority expects that such a decision
will have been reached.

 
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.

For information on how to make application to the Information 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

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Taylor,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017080000573

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/09/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

Please provide a copy of the Operational Plan for the recovery of the dead
from Grenfell Tower.

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS. The searches located information relevant to your request.

DECISION

Having located and considered the relevant information, I am afraid that I
am not required by statute to release the information requested. This
response serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  

Please see the Legal Annex for further information on the exemptions
applied in respect of your request.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The information you have requested is exempt by virtue of Section
30(1)(a)(Investigations) of the Act.

Section 30 is a Qualified and Class based exemption. I am therefore
required to provide you with a Public Interest Test but not a Prejudice
Test in the application of this exemption. The Public Interest Test can be
found within the Legal Annex of this letter.

The following link provides the most up to date official MPS disclosure of
in respect of the fire, to keep the public as up to date as possible;

https://www.met.police.uk/news/grenfell-...

Yours sincerely

Ms. S. Strong
Information Manager

 
LEGAL ANNEX

Section 17(1) of the Act provides:

(1)        A public authority which, in relation to any request for
information, is to any extent relying on a claim that any provision in
part II relating to the duty to confirm or deny is relevant to the request
or on a claim that information is exempt information must, within the time
for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice which-

(a) states the fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question, and
(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

Section 30(1)(a) of the Act provides:

(1)Information held by a public authority is exempt information if it has
at any time been held by the authority for the purposes of—
(a)any investigation which the public authority has a duty to conduct with
a view to it being ascertained—
(i)whether a person should be charged with an offence, or

Public interest considerations favouring disclosure

There is a public interest in the disclosure of the requested information,
considering the information requested relates to a high profile
investigation.

Public interest considerations favouring non-disclosure

This investigation is very much live and ongoing. It would therefore not
be in the public interest to disclose information, other than that already
disclosed, as this may risk prejudicing the investigation itself.

The right to a fair trial would be undermined by disclosure at this time
if the information you have requested were disclosed.

Balancing Test

The strongest reason favouring disclosure is consideration that there is a
public interest in this high profile investigation. The strongest reason
favouring non-disclosure is the need to ensure that the prevention or
detection of crime is not hindered by an adverse disclosure, which may
prejudice this current investigation in any way.

On weighing up the competing interests I have determined that the
disclosure of the information requested (other than that already in the
public domain) would not be in the public interest.  I consider that the
benefit that would result from the information being disclosed does not
outweigh the considerations favouring non-disclosure.

The public interest for disclosure is presently met by the information
already currently available within the public domain, particularly that
which has been disclosed on the MPS website to keep the public informed on
this investigation.

I appreciate this may not be the response you would have liked. However
this decision is based on the understanding that the public interest is
not what interests the public, but is what would be of greater good to the
community as a whole if the information were disclosed.
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.

For information on how to make application to the Information 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

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

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 'DVI Operational Plan for Grenfell Tower'.

You are reliant on Section 30 as you are investigating the fire and whether charges may be brought in relation, which I appreciate greatly. I would, however, argue that releasing the DVI Operational Plan will not have any effect on the possibility of bringing charges, but will offer reassurance to those affected and the wider public that the Metropolitan Police are treating those tragically killed in the fire with respect.

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

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Taylor

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Taylor,

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2017100000103

I write in connection with your request for a review of the decision
relating to 2017080000573 which was received by the Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) on  03/10/2017.  
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.

If it is not possible to complete the Internal Review within this
timescale you will be informed at the earliest opportunity.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an Internal Review you may wish to
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

For information on how to make an application to the Information
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,

K. Sultana
FOI Triage Team

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Taylor

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2017100000103

I am sorry you are disappointed with the outcome of your request for
information.

Further to our earlier correspondence dated 03/10/2017, I am now able to
provide a response to your complaint concerning Freedom of Information Act
(the Act) request reference number: 2017080000573.  

This review concentrates on the following request that you submitted to
the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS):

Please provide a copy of the Operational Plan for the recovery of the dead
from Grenfell Tower.

On 19/09/2017, we advised you that your request for information under the
Act had been refused by virtue of Section 30 (1)(a)(Investigations) of the
Act.

On 03/10/2017, you complained as follows:

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'DVI Operational Plan for Grenfell
Tower'.

You are reliant on Section 30 as you are investigating the fire and
whether charges may be brought in relation, which I appreciate greatly. I
would, however, argue that releasing the DVI Operational Plan will not
have any effect on the possibility of bringing charges, but will offer
reassurance to those affected and the wider public that the Metropolitan
Police are treating those tragically killed in the fire with respect.

DECISION

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed its review and has
decided to:
Uphold our original decision to exempt disclosure by virtue of exemption
Section 30 of the Act.

REASON FOR DECISION

Section 30(1)(a) of the Act allows an authority to exempt information
where it has, at any time, been held for the purpose of specified criminal
and other investigations or proceedings; and where it relates to the
obtaining of information from confidential sources and was obtained or
recorded for a number of specified investigations or proceedings.  

Section 30 of the Act provides:

(1) Information held by a public authority is exempt information if it has
at any time been held by the authority for the purpose of -
(a) any investigation which the public authority has a duty to conduct
with a view to it being ascertained -
(i) whether a person should be charged with an offence, or
(ii) whether a person charged with an offence is guilty of it

Held at any time

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reminds public authorities
that 'Section 30(1) provides an exemption from the duty to disclose
information that a public authority has held at any time for certain
investigations or proceedings. As long as the other requirements of the
exemption are satisfied, the exemption will apply to information even if
it was not originally obtained or generated for one of those purposes and
it will continue to protect information even if it is no longer being used
for the specified investigation or proceeding. It is only necessary for
the information to have been held at some point for those purposes. The
exemption applies to information rather than documents so it is possible
that information contained in a document created after the conclusion of
an investigation or set of proceedings could still attract the exemption…'
Further reference to this guidance can be found by way of this link:

http://www.ico.org.uk/for_organisations/...

The review can advise that in relation to your request for information
Section 30(1) (a) of the Act has been engaged as the information requested
relates to an investigation, which the MPS has a duty to conduct with a
view to it being ascertained whether a person/s should be charged with an
offence/s, or whether a person/s charged with an offence/s is guilty of
it. Where this exemption is engaged, the public interest must favour the
maintenance of the exemption over disclosure of the information. Where the
public interest favours disclosure, the information in question should be
disclosed despite the exemption being engaged. As a class based exemption,
this means it is not necessary to identify some harm that may occur as a
result of disclosure in order to engage the exemption, however the ICO
reminds public authorities 'although you do not have to identify some
prejudice in order to engage the exemption, it will be an important factor
when applying the public interest test.'

The review is satisfied that, whilst release of the requested information
would reinforce the MPS commitment as an open and transparent
organisation, this has to be balanced against the harm that would be
caused by how victims, witnesses and others linked to investigations
perceived how the MPS would treat any information which formed part of any
investigation.

The review takes note of your comments:

You are reliant on Section 30 as you are investigating the fire and
whether charges may be brought in relation, which I appreciate greatly. I
would, however, argue that releasing the DVI Operational Plan will not
have any effect on the possibility of bringing charges, but will offer
reassurance to those affected and the wider public that the Metropolitan
Police are treating those tragically killed in the fire with respect

The investigation of the Grenfell fire is a live investigation and the
recovery process is ongoing. The information you have requested may become
evidence within a trial and to disclose to those not involved in the
judicial process could prejudice any future prosecution. It would
therefore not be in the public interest to disclose information, other
than that already disclosed, as this may risk prejudicing the
investigation itself.

The information requested will include crime scene analysis. During the
course of any police investigation, enquires are made to secure evidence.
These enquires are made for the duration of the case and are based upon
proven methods as well as the judgement and experience of the officer(s)
in charge of the investigation. The MPS is reliant upon these techniques
to conduct its investigations and the public release of the modus operandi
employed during the course of this investigation could prejudice the
ability of the MPS to conduct further, similar investigations. It is not
in the public interest to disclose information that may compromise the
MPS's ability to complete any future investigations.'

In ICO Decision Notice FS50548394
https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...
when considering the balance of the public interest, the Commissioner
believed that consideration should be given to protecting what is inherent
in those exemptions contained in section 30(1) - the effective
investigation and prosecution of crime - which required the following:

"        'the protection of witnesses and informers to ensure people are
not deterred from making statements or reports for fear it might be
publicised;
"        the maintenance of independence of the judicial and prosecution
processes;
"        preservation of the criminal court as the sole forum for
determining guilt;
"        allowing the investigating body space to determine the course of
an investigation; and
"        information that deals with specialist techniques.'

The ICO further advises when weighing up the public interest in relation
to this exemption the following factors (amongst others) should be
considered:
"        the stage or stages reached in any particular investigation or
criminal proceedings;
"        whether and to what extent the information has already been
released into the public domain;
"        the significance or sensitivity of the information; and
"        the age of the information.'

The families of victims are being given information when it can be
released. It would be inappropriate to release information that would be
relevant to these families prior to making them aware of it. The public
interest is being met by the MPS providing updates when appropriate to do
so.

In our response to you, we provided you with the following link:
https://www.met.police.uk/news/grenfell-...

I consider that the public interest has been met by the information
provided and in respect of your specific request for information, I draw
your attention to the following which has been disclosed by the MPS:

Recovery and identification

How many people have died as a result of the fire in Grenfell Tower?

The Met does not want there to be any hidden victims of this terrible
fire.
Sadly, it will take many months for the police or coroner to be able to
provide a number that is believed to accurately represent the total loss
of life inside Grenfell Tower.
Only after the search and recovery operation inside Grenfell Tower is
complete, and the identification process carried out by experts has
concluded, will the police be in a position to confirm the number of
people who lost their lives.
At this stage, the Met believes around 80 people have died or are sadly
missing and must be presumed dead.
The Met was given a list of those recorded as living in Grenfell Tower by
the tenant management organisation on the first day, however by the end of
that day the Met identified the list was not accurate. Detectives have
been examining every possible source of information, from government
agencies to fast food delivery companies to understand who lived in
Grenfell Tower.
The police have been able to speak with at least one occupant of 106 of
the flats in Grenfell Tower. They have confirmed to police that 18 people
are either dead or missing and presumed dead from those flats.
The terrible reality is that this means there are 23 flats where despite
investigative efforts, the Met has been unable to trace anyone alive who
lived there. At this stage, it is presumed that none of the occupants from
these flats survived the fire.

What is currently being done by the police as part of the search and
recovery operation in Grenfell Tower?

In order to be sure that we know how many did not survive the fire at
Grenfell Tower, the police must complete the search and recovery operation
to recover all those who died. This is an exhaustive process undertaken by
specially trained Disaster Victim Identification teams, supported by
forensic experts, to recover all detectable human remains. All remains are
then recovered to the mortuary where they are examined by experts, who
will use all possible forensic techniques to identify those who have been
recovered.
Both aspects of this process are painstaking and meticulous. Whilst every
effort will be made to confirm the identification of individuals who have
died, at the earliest opportunity, it will not be possible to provide a
final number until all recovered remains have been subjected to a rigorous
forensic process. It is estimated the recovery operation will take until
the end of the year to complete.
Sadly, such was the intensity of the fire and devastation within Grenfell
Tower, it is likely that some of the recovered remains will not be able to
be attributed to a named victim.

How are those who died in the fire being identified?

Internationally recognised standards of identification are being used to
identify the deceased. These are known as the INTERPOL Disaster Victim
Identification Standards.
Those who died are identified where possible, by at least one of the
primary identification methods which are dental comparison, fingerprints
and DNA.
Other, secondary, identification features are also taken into
consideration, such as tattoos and scars. Supporting information to
consider can include jewellery, clothing or property.
Trained family liaison officers are supporting families throughout the
recovery and identification of those who died.
These processes take place in conjunction with the Coroner.

How are families and loved ones of those who died, or who are missing
presumed dead, being supported?

Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting families and
loved ones. Family liaison officers are a direct contact between the
investigation team and the bereaved. They are central to explaining the
investigation, search and recovery operation, the process of victim
identification and the Coronial process to families.

Additionally, latest updates can be obtained using the following link:

http://news.met.police.uk/news/latest-gr...

The review is satisfied that the case is not made out for the release of
the requested information. The review is satisfied that section 30(1) (a)
Act is appropriately engaged and that the public interest has been met.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this Internal Review you have
the right to appeal the decision by contacting the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
FOIA.

Conclusion:

I hope the explanation provided clarifies why on this occasion the MPS has
upheld the original response of relying on Section 30 exemption under the
Act.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this Internal Review you have
the right to appeal the decision by contacting the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
FOIA.

For information on how to make an application to the Information
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

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager

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).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Joseph Taylor please sign in and let everyone know.

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org