Dear Sir or Madam,

This relates to the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008.

1a. How many arrests in total were made by the police?

1b. Please give a breakdown of the number of drugs-related, violence-related and theft-related offences.

2a. How many police officers in total received medical treatment for injuries sustained whilst on duty?

2b. How many of these officers were treated in hospital?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Walker

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008080006928
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/08/2008. I note you seek
access to the following information:

* This relates to the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008.
* How many arrests in total were made by the police?
* Please give a breakdown of the number of drugs-related,
violence-related and theft-related offences.
* How many police officers in total received medical treatment for
injuries sustained whilst on duty?
* How many of these officers were treated in hospital?

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.

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest
in the MPS.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
write or contact Shannon Aldridge on telephone number 020 7161 3527
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Shannon Aldridge
Support Officer
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Phone: 01625 545 700

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Dear Sir or Madam,

A response to this request is overdue.

Why is the Met always so slow when answering FOI requests?

Yours sincerely,

John Walker

Dear Sir or Madam,

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 'Notting Hill Carnival 2008'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/no...

Yours sincerely,

John Walker

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Walker

Thank you for the email below. I have passed it to our Policy, Research and Review Officer. She will be in touch shortly.

Kind regards,

Shannon Aldridge
Support Officer, Policy & Support Team
Metropolitan Police Service
* Phone: 020 7161 3527
* E-mail: [email address]
* Mail: Metropolitan Police Service
Public Access Office
PO BOX 57192
London
SW6 1SF

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Walker

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008080006928

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/08/2008. I do apoliogise
for the delay in replying to your request, and hope that you have not been
too inconvenienced by the delay. I note you seek access to the following
information:

Relating to the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008:
1a. How many arrests in total were made by the police?
1b. Please give a breakdown of the number of
drugs-related,violence-related and theft-related offences.
2a. How many police officers in total received medical treatment for
injuries sustained whilst on duty?
2b. How many of these officers were treated in hospital?

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that some
of the information you have requested is held by the MPS.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the public order branch (CO11) and the Injury on duty register (MetAir)

Answers to your questions:

1a) No of arrests: 265
1b) No Drug related arrests: 82, Violence related: 53, theft related: 29

We do not hold information in the form requested. However, I can furnish
you with the following:

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
the MPS.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Dave Howe on telephone number 0207 230 0654 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Dave Howe
Public Order Review Unit

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 and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within three months.
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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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Walker
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008080006928
Further to my email accidently sent yesterday evening, please disregard
that email and accept this in answer to your request.
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/08/2008. I do apoliogise
for the delay in replying to your request, and hope that you have not been
too inconvenienced by the delay. I note you seek access to the following
information:
Relating to the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008:
1a. How many arrests in total were made by the police?
1b. Please give a breakdown of the number of
drugs-related,violence-related and theft-related offences.
2a. How many police officers in total received medical treatment for
injuries sustained whilst on duty?
2b. How many of these officers were treated in hospital?
Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that some
of the information you have requested is held by the MPS.
EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the public order branch (CO11) and the Injury on duty register (MetAir)
Answers to your questions:
1a) Total no of arrests: 265
1b) No of drug related arrests: 83, No of violence related arrests: 53, No
of theft related arrests: 29
With regard to Q2 (a&b) We do not hold information in the form requested.
However, I can furnish you with the following:
77 officers deployed at Notting Hill Carnival recorded injuries on duty.
Of those, at least one was treated at hospital.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
the MPS.
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Dave Howe on telephone number 0207 230 0654 quoting the
reference number above.
Once again, I apologise for the delay and any confusion caused.
Yours sincerely

Dave Howe
Public Order Review Unit
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 and addressed to:
FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within three months.
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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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Walker

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2008110002947

I write in connection with your email dated 8 November 2008 requesting
that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) review the handling of your
request for information relating to:

* Original FOI case number 2008080006928.

The review will be conducted in accordance to the MPS's complaints
procedure. The MPS endeavour to respond to your complaint by 8 January
2009.

I am aware that you have now been sent a response in regards to your
original request, albeit that response was unfortunately overdue. I would
like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for the delay you
have experienced and I will be focusing on this matter in my final
response.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact Sarah Pallen on telephone number 020 7161 3604 or at the address
at the top of the letter quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Pallen
Freedom of Information Policy, Research, Review 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 and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within three months.
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 Sir or Madam,

You gave me most of the information I requested on 20 November 2008.

You may therefore ignore my request for a review made on the 8 November 2008.

Yours sincerely,

John Walker

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