PNC Board minutes & PNC autism marker

The request was successful.

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...

Please provide

1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and

2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030000108
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 01/03/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the
purposes of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing
marker to encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific
marker, which would require further significant work and assessment.
These proposals are expected to be considered by the Police National
Computer Board within the next month.'
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=... Please
provide 1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and 2)
any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

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
write or contact Yvette Taylor on telephone number 0207 230 6267
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager
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the decision is incorrect?

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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
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Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days
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SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
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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
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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, phone or write to:

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030000108

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 01/03/2015.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes
of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to
encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which
would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are
expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the
next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...

Please provide 1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and 2)
any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker..

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS
to locate information relevant to your request.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS Reference and Vetting Unit.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches failed to locate any information relevant to your request,
therefore, the information you have requested is not held by the MPS.

For your information, the Police National Computer (PNC) is a national
database of information available to all police forces and law enforcement
agencies throughout the United Kingdom. More information about PNC can be
found using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

The National Lead for PNC is Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde of
Hampshire Constabulary. The matter of the autism marker is shown on the
agenda for the next National PNC Names group (PNG)

If you wish to make a request for information relating to this matter, you
may wish to submit your request to the ACPO FOI Officer who can be
contacted on the below email address:

[email address]

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 Yvette Taylor on telephone number 0207 230 6267 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager
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
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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

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Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your response and your suggestion I contact ACPO. You wrote 'The matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda for the next National PNC Names group (PNG)', can you please share this agenda as this is information you hold that is in part about the proposed PNC autism marker.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Thank you for your email dated 6/3/15.

I have forwarded your request to the MPS Public Access Office for a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

You will receive a confirmation email in due course.

Thank you

Yvette

Yvette Taylor

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030000935
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/03/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

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
write or contact Yvette Taylor on telephone number 0207 230 6267
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager
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
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.ico.org.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

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Dear Ms Taylor,

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 'PNC Board minutes & PNC autism marker'.

You have created a new request (Reference No: 2015030000935) to search for:

'* a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.'

This is incorrect as this information is clearly in the scope of my earlier request (Reference No: 2015030000108):

'2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism
marker.'

This information that you hold should have been included in your original response and not be the subject of a new request. Your email dated 2015-03-11 confirms that you have the same understanding, as you wrote:

'I have forwarded your request to the MPS Public Access Office for a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

You will receive a confirmation email in due course.'

So this information that you hold and that is relevant to my initial request should be sent forthwith.

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

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030001378

I write in connection with your request for a review of the original MPS
decision relating to 2015030000935 which was received by the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) on 16/03/2015.  

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

David Edwards
Public Access Office
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
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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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Mery  

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030001378

Further to our acknowledgement, I am now able to provide a response to
your complaint concerning the handling of your Freedom of Information Act
requests (reference numbers 2015030000108 and 2015030000935).  

I note that you originally requested the following information, which was
logged under reference 2015030000108:

"In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes
of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to
encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which
would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are
expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the
next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...

Please provide
1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and
2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker."

Upon receiving a 'no information held' response from Ms. Taylor on 6
March, you submitted another email which requested the following:

"A copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda."

This request was then logged under reference number 2015030000935.  After
receiving the acknowledgement email for this 'new' request on 16 March,
you submitted this complaint.

DECISION

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed its review and has
decided that section 1(1)(a) of the Act was breached.  In addition, your
complaint of a procedural error has been upheld.

REASON FOR DECISION

Legislative breach

Section 1(1)(a) of the Act states that:
"(1)        Any person making a request for information to a public
authority is entitled—
(a)        to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it
holds information of the description specified in the request"

Having considered your original request and the response that was issued
to you, I am in agreement that the 'agenda for the next National PNC Names
Group' would fall within the remit of question 2.  I am therefore content
that the MPS incorrectly stated that there was 'no information held' in
response to your request.  Consequently, section 1(1)(a) of the Act has
been breached.

Procedural breach

The aforementioned section 1(1)(a) breach has unfortunately led to a
procedural breach in relation to the handling of your case.  I am in
agreement that your 'second request' should actually have been dealt with
under your first reference number.  However, as this has now been logged
onto our system as a separate request, I have decided to leave it open and
have instead amended its deadline to reflect that of the original request.
 The deadline has therefore been changed from 3rd April to the 27 March.
 Consequently the MPS is not entitled to any additional time in which to
deal with the request for the copy of the agenda.  The Information Manager
has been informed of my decision and the subsequent revised deadline.

You will therefore receive a response to this request from Ms. Taylor by
the 27th March.  I will now consider this internal review as closed.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

If you are dissatisfied with this response please read the attached paper
entitled Complaint Rights which explains how to contact the Information
Commissioner with your complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

S. Stroud
FOIA Advisor
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

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
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Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

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Dear Mr or Ms Stroud,

You wrote 'You will therefore receive a response to this request from Ms. Taylor by the 27th March. I will now consider this internal review as closed'

It does not make sense to close the review without confirmation that the actions that you decided do happen. And a response had not been received by the 27th as was promised.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am now out of the office until Monday 30th March 2015. 

Please re-send your email to '[email address]', where a colleague will
ensure it is actioned.

 

Thank you.

S. Stroud

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery,

Thank you for your email. The reason for my decision to close the internal review was that I had responded to the issue that you complained about – that being Ms Taylor’s decision to say ‘no information held’ when it appeared that there was. As I explained in my review, I believe that Ms. Taylor was in breach of section 1(1)(a) of the Act. As a result, I amended the deadline of your ‘second’ request to reflect that of your first. Ms Taylor is currently working on that request and will be sending the response once it is complete. Therefore, my review is complete.

I am sorry that you felt that closing the review did not make sense however I hope that I have sufficiently explained to you why it was closed. Having reached my conclusion on the matter you raised and having both a) communicated that conclusion to Ms Taylor and b) amended the deadline to reflect that of the "original" request, I believe my actions were complete. In such cases I do not see the value in keeping the Internal Review open. This is broadly in line with the Information Commissioner's approach to Appeals made to them in that once they have reached the decision (and issued any steps that the public authority are required to take) the decision notice is published and the matter closed.

Any further matters, for example should you be dissatisfied with the response that you receive, will be dealt with as a separate Internal Review because any subsequent issues that you raise would be different from the matter I have reviewed.

Kind regards,

Ms Stroud.

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Dear Ms Stroud,

Thank you for your clear explanations. Then please start a new internal review about why the decision in your concluded internal review has not been respected and the response which was due by the 27th March is now overdue. There has also been no communication about any further delay.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery,

I have asked for this to be logged as a new review. In addition I have emailed the case owner and asked her to provide you with an update.

Kind regards,

S. Stroud

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Dear Ms Stroud,

Thank you for keeping me informed of your actions. This is much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015030000935

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/03/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:
In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes
of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to
encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which
would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are
expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the
next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...
Please provide

1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and

2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

3)a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

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.

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.

I am sorry to inform you that we have not been able to complete our
response to your request by the date originally stated, as we are
currently considering whether 'qualified exemptions' apply to the
information you have requested. As a result we will not be able to respond
within 20 working days.

For your information we are considering the following exemption:

Section 31 - Law Enforcement

I can now advise you that the amended date for a response is 28/04/2015.

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

If you are dissatisfied with this response please read the attached paper
entitled Complaint Rights which explains how to make a complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me on 0207 230 6267 or at the address at the top of this letter,
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager
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
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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

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communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
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NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
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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
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Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015040000166

I write in connection with your request for a review of the original MPS
decision relating to 2015030000935 which was received by the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) on 31/03/2015.  

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
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
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
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NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
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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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Dear Mr. Mery

Freedom of Information Procedural Complaint Reference No: 2015040000166

In connection with your correspondence dated 31st March 2015 concerning
the delay to your Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) under reference 2015030000108 and 2015030000935.
Please find below a response to your procedural complaint below.

Request for information

In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes
of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to
encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which
would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are
expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the
next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...
Please provide

1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and

2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

3)a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

Procedural Complaint

Thank you for your clear explanations. Then please start a new internal
review about why the decision in your concluded internal review has not
been respected and the response which was due by the 27th March is now
overdue. There has also been no communication about any further delay.

DECISION

The MPS acknowledges the delay to you receiving a response to your request
for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA).

Reason for decision    

The review takes note of your comment in your correspondence ‘and the
response which was due by the 27th March is now overdue.’ In this regard I
can advise you that the statutory time limit for responding to a request
under the FoIA is set out in Section 10(1) which states that a public
authority must comply with section 1 (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 original request for information (under reference 2015030000108) was
received by the MPS on the 1st March 2015 and therefore a response should
have been sent by the 27th March 2015.  

Section 17(3) FoIA provides that if a public authority is relying on a
qualified exemption, the time limit for compliance may be extended in
order to consider the public interest in maintaining the exemption or
disclosing the information. A public authority may take such time as is
‘reasonable in the circumstances’, and must then either disclose the
requested information or explain to the applicant why the public interest
in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The review takes note of the refusal notice subsequently sent to you on
the 1st April 2015 that the MPS was considering whether the information
requested was covered by one of the ‘qualified exemptions’ by virtue of
section 17(2) FoIA stating ‘I am sorry to inform you that we have not been
able to complete our response to your request by the date originally
stated, as we are currently considering whether 'qualified exemptions'
apply to the information you have requested.…we are considering the
following exemption … Section 31 - Law enforcement.’ The review also takes
note of the amended date for a response being the 28th April 2015.

The review is satisfied that at the time of the refusal notice the MPS
were considering the public interest for a qualified exemption namely,
section 31 FoIA governing Law enforcement. As mentioned above, there is no
statutory time limit in relation to the length of time a public authority
may take to consider the public interest in relation to the application of
a qualified exemption and the Freedom of Information Act does not define
what a ‘reasonable’ time is. However, it is the Information Commissioner’s
position that public authorities should aim to complete their
consideration within the normal 20 working days. In exceptional
circumstances, the Commissioner accepts that up to 40 working days may be
required to complete this consideration, but in no case should it take
longer than this.

However, it can be seen that this Notice has not been sent until the 23rd
working day and therefore the review is satisfied that there have been
procedural errors made in relation to your request. As a response to your
request is currently outstanding for the reasons mentioned above, I am
unable to complete a full internal review in relation to your request.
 However, should you be dissatisfied with the MPS response to your
request, you would still be entitled to request an internal review in
relation to the decision.

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.

If you are dissatisfied with this FoIA procedural review, you have the
right to appeal the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner
(ico.org.uk) for a decision on whether the request for information has
been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the FoIA.

Yours sincerely

M Lyng
FoIA Policy, Research and Review.

 
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
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.

 

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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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Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2015030000935

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 06/03/2015.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

In a written answer, Lord Bates, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State for Criminal Information at the Home Office stated 'For the purposes
of speed of implementation it is proposed to use an existing marker to
encompass cases of autism rather than developing a specific marker, which
would require further significant work and assessment. These proposals are
expected to be considered by the Police National Computer Board within the
next month.' http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...
Please provide

1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings, and

2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

3)a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

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

DECISION

This response relates to information requested above and information
initially requested under Freedom of Information Act request
2015030000108.

I  have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

1) the minutes of the last three PNC board meetings

No documents entitled PNC Board minutes have been found, therefore no
information was located relevant to your request.

2) any other information you hold about the proposed PNC autism marker.

3)a copy of the agenda for the next National PNC Names Group where the
matter of the autism marker is shown on the agenda.

The MPS hold an agenda from the PNC Names Group, which we feel relates to
the information you are seeking, from a meeting held on the 5th March. The
MPS also holds an agenda item paper entitled Flag and Information Locate
on PNC for Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

We have today provided you with the agenda item paper and the relevant
part of the agenda that mentions autism. Please note that we would not be
able to provide the whole agenda to you without first consulting with the
Association of Chief Police Officers. If you require the whole agenda
(which is on other subjects) we will therefore need to extend your request
for the public interest test, by virtue of Section 31 (Law enforcement).

The relevant extract from the agenda states:

8. New business
d. Flag & Information Locate on PNC for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (SB)

Agenda Item Paper:

 
If you still require your request to include the whole agenda, please
confirm this within 7 days or we will consider the request closed.
 

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 Yvette Taylor on telephone number 0207 230 6267 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
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 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
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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

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.

 

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absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
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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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Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you very much for the agenda item and the agenda item paper.

As there's very little information publicly available about the PNC Names Group and the proper name of this group is not even known by Lord Bates, I am still interested to receive the full agenda so would appreciate for you to consider the public interest in considering the release of that information.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your E-mail. I am away from the office on 10/4/15/2015 . I will return on 15/04/2015.
Please direct all urgent enquiries to 020 7230 1380 or E-Mail sc&[email address]
For all non urgent enqueries, I will respond to you as soon as possible on my return.
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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Dear Mr Mery

Thank you for your E-Mail. I have forwarded your request to the MPS Public Access Office. You will receive a confirmation E-mail shortly.

Thank you

Yvette Taylor

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015040000882
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 14/04/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

A copy of the agenda for the next PNC Names Group meeting

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 write
or contact Yvette Taylor on telephone number 0207 230 6267 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
Information Manager
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
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.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 745

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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Dear Mr Mery
 
Apologies for the delay in providing you with the information you have
requested. I am awaiting approval of disclosure of the information you
have requested by Senior Management and hope to provide you with a reply
within the next few days.
 
Thank you
 
Yvette Taylor
SC&O Information Manager
Freedom of Information Compliance & Exceptional Case Unit
Specialist Crime & Operations (SC&O)
Metropolitan Police Service
 
MetPhone: 766267 | Telephone: 0207 230 6267 | email
[email address]
Address: Freedom of Information Compliance & Exceptional Case Unit, Room
901, Tower Block, New Scotland Yard, 10 Broadway, London SW1H 0BG
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2015040000882

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 14/04/2015.  I note
you seek access to the following information as detailed in your E Mail
dated 10/04/2015:

Thank you very much for the agenda item and the agenda item paper.

As there's very little information publicly available about the PNC Names
Group and the proper name of this group is not even known by Lord Bates, I
am still interested to receive the full agenda so would appreciate for you
to consider the public interest in considering the release of  that
information.

You request relates to your previous request 2015030000108 in which you
asked for information related to the Police National Computer Names Group
meeting of 05/03/2015

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

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

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached below 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 E
mail or contact me on telephone number 0207 230 6267 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours sincerely

Yvette Taylor
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 to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

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Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for the agenda.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

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