NDEDIU Budget

Jacob Richter made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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The request was refused by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Three units were moved to the Metropolitan Police from ACPO early
in 2010, the National Public Order Intelligence Unit NPOIU, the
National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (NETCU) and the
National Domestic Extremism Team (NDET).

They appear to be now known simply as the National Domestic
Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU).

Under ACPO the annual budget for these teams was made public, the
last available yearly figure being in the region of £9m. Since these teams moved from ACPO to MPS the NDEDIU budget has not been publicly available and Freedom of Information Act requests have been refused on national security grounds.

I would like to request details of the decision to no longer publish the budgets of these teams, specifically:

a - who made the decision
b - any communications regarding the decision
c - any assessment made of the harm caused to national security as a result of the public availability of the budget for NPOIU, NETCU and NDET prior to 2010

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Richter

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr  Richter

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030000384

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 04/03/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Three units were moved to the
Metropolitan Police from ACPO early in 2010, the National Public Order
Intelligence Unit NPOIU, the National Extremism Tactical Coordination
Unit (NETCU) and the National Domestic Extremism Team (NDET). They
appear to be now known simply as the National Domestic Extremism and
Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU). Under ACPO the annual budget for
these teams was made public, the last available yearly figure being in
the region of £9m. Since these teams moved from ACPO to MPS the NDEDIU
budget has not been publicly available and Freedom of Information Act
requests have been refused on national security grounds. I would like
to request  details of the decision to no longer publish the budgets
of these teams, specifically: a - who made the decision b - any
communications regarding the decision c - any assessment made of the
harm caused to national security as a result of the public
availability of the budget for NPOIU, NETCU and NDET prior to 2010

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please update me on the status of my Freedom of Information request "NDEDIU Budget", received 04/03/15. The Freedom of Information Act obliges public authorities to respond promptly to FoI requests and the 20 working days allocated for response to my request ended on 02/04/15.

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Richter

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Case reference: 2015030000384

Dear Mr Richter

Please see response resent to you below - it was first sent out by the
Information manager on 1/4/2015

Regards

Public Access office

 From: Charmine Gayle-Petrou/mps
 Date: 01/04/2015 10:47:20
 To: [FOI #256598 email]
 Subject: Enquiry re the NDEDIU Budget

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