High risk requests register

Emlyn Welsh made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

On 8th January 2013, Mr. Derek Baldwin, an American attorney, submitted an FOI request on this website regarding the questions I was asked about 9/11 at the Central Criminal Court in 1994. (Ref: 2013010000685).

I notice that once again you have failed to comply with the law and respond to his request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Has Mr Baldwin's request been classified as "High risk" and placed on your register of "High risk" FOI requests ?

Please send me a copy of the "High risk" register for the month of January 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Emlyn Welsh

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Welsh

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013020000764
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/02/2013.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"On 8th January 2013, Mr. Derek Baldwin, an American attorney, submitted
an FOI request on this website regarding the questions I was asked about
9/11 at the Central Criminal Court in 1994. (Ref: 2013010000685).    

I notice that once again you have failed to comply with the law and
respond to his request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.
   

Has Mr Baldwin's request been classified as "High risk" and placed on your
register of "High risk" FOI requests ?

Please send me a copy of the "High risk" register for the month of January
2013. "

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.  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.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

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
contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Administration Team Officer
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 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

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You have not complied with the law and responded to this FOI request promptly. In any case you should have responded by 6th March 2013. Please send me a copy of the "high risk" requests register for January 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Emlyn Welsh

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Emyln Welsh,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting a response to you.  At
present your request is awaiting sign off for release.  As soon as I have
this I will send the information to you.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind Regards,
Natalie

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

This sign off seems to be taking an awfully long time, please send me the information I have requested.

I also note that you have illegally failed to respond to Derek Baldwin's Freedom of Information request about me.

Yours faithfully,

Emlyn Welsh

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am currently out of the office, returning on Monday 25th March 2013. 
Please direct urgent enquiries to the (B)OCU Business Needs Team at DoI
Mailbox - imet

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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).

 

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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 'High risk requests register'.

You are deliberately and wilfully failing to comply with the law and give me the information I have requested. You gave this information to Mr. Jackson when he requested it on 7th September 2011, so there is no reason at all why I can not be given the same information. I'm sure the information commissioner will take a very dim view of this.

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

Yours faithfully,

Emlyn Welsh

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Welsh

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013030003135

I write in connection with your request for a review of the original MPS
decision relating to 2013020000764 which was received by the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) on 28/03/2013.  

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

Peter Deja
Policy and Support Officer
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 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

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).

 

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Welsh

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2013020000764

I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/02/2013.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

·        On 8th January 2013, Mr. Derek Baldwin, an American attorney,
submitted an FOI request on this website regarding the questions I was
asked about 9/11 at the Central Criminal Court in 1994. (Ref:
2013010000685).     I notice that once again you have failed to comply
with the law and respond to his request within the statutory time limit of
20 working days.     Has Mr Baldwin's request been classified as "High
risk" and placed on your register of "High risk" FOI requests ?     Please
send me a copy of the "High risk" register for the month of January 2013.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at DoI Reporting Services.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records 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 Catherine Palmer on telephone number 0207 0915025 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Palmer
Information Manager
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 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

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).

 

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Welsh

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013030003135

I write in connection with your correspondence dated 28th March 2013
requesting that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) review its response
to your request for information received by the MPS on 6th February 2013
(ref: 2013020000764).  

Please find below a full response to your complaint below.

Request for information

On 8th January 2013, Mr. Derek Baldwin, an American attorney, submitted an
FOI request on this website regarding the questions I was asked about 9/11
at the Central Criminal Court in 1994. (Ref: 2013010000685).

I notice that once again you have failed to comply with the law and
respond to his request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Has Mr Baldwin's request been classified as "High risk" and placed on your
register of "High risk" FOI requests ?

Please send me a copy of the "High risk" register for the month of January
2013.

Request for Review

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'High risk requests register'.
     
You are deliberately and wilfully failing to comply with the law and give
me the information I have requested. You gave this information to Mr.
Jackson when he requested it on 7th September 2011, so there is no reason
at all why I can not be given the same information. I'm sure the
information commissioner will take a very dim view of this.

DECISION

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) acknowledges the delay to you
receiving a response.

Reason for decision

The review takes note of your comment ‘You are deliberately and wilfully
failing to comply with the law’ In this regard I can advise you that the
statutory time limit for responding to a Freedom of Information Act
request is set out in Section 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FoIA) which states that a public authority must comply with section1 (1)
promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.  Therefore, a public authority must inform
the applicant in writing whether it holds the information requested and if
so, communicate that information to the applicant, promptly, but not later
than 20 working days after receipt of the request.

Your request for information was received by the MPS on the 6th February
2013 and therefore a response should have been sent by the 6th March 2013.
 

In this regard the review gives attention to your letter dated 7th March
2013 stating ‘You have not complied with the law and responded to this FOI
request promptly. In any case you should have responded by 6th March 2013.
Please send me a copy of the "high risk" requests register for January
2013’     The review also notes the MPS letter sent to you on the 8th
March 2013 ‘Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting a response
to you.  At present your request is awaiting sign off for release.  As
soon as I have this I will send the information to you. Apologies for any
inconvenience this may cause.’  The review has regard for your letter
dated 23rd March 2013 which states ‘This sign off seems to be taking an
awfully long time, please send me the information I have requested...’

In this respect I would like to advise you of the Information
Commissioner’s Office Good Practice guideline which states ‘The FOIA
requires public authorities to comply with requests for information within
20 working days following receipt of the request’.

The review is aware that the MPS has since sent a response on the 28th
March 2013 at 1550 hrs. I can confirm that in this instance a failure to
respond to your request within the time limit is a breach of section 10(1)
of the Act.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the delay you have
experienced and for any inconvenience caused by our failure to process
your request correctly.  I hope to reassure you that the MPS takes
compliance with the Act very seriously and is working hard to promote good
practice in regard to the processing of requests.

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
contact Mike Lyng on 0207 161 3605 or write quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

Mike Lyng
FoIA Quality and Assurance Advisor
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 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

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).

 

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