Stonewall membership

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Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

According to a recent media report "..the Met revealed it has spent around £12,500 on membership of Stonewall since 2017".

I would like to know the name(s) and rank(s) of all MPS officers/staff etc. who gave consent to pay the membership (sponsorship or similar) of Stonewall (https://www.stonewall.org.uk/). Please include the relevant dates of decision.

Provide the membership receipts.

List the benefits the public gets from you being a member of Stonewall.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states:

(5) A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or 14 applies must, within the time for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact.

(6) Subsection (5) does not apply where—

(a) the public authority is relying on a claim that section 14 applies,

(b) the authority has given the applicant a notice, in relation to a previous request for information, stating that it is relying on such a claim, and

(c) it would in all the circumstances be unreasonable to expect the authority to serve a further notice under subsection (5) in relation to the current request.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

A notice was provided to you on 09/11/2018 in relation to previous requests for information, stating that the MPS was applying section 14(1) to your requests. You were also advised that:

‘Further requests to the MPS from you will be considered vexatious and/or potentially invalid unless you are able to provide proof of identity.’

You were further advised that the MPS would not conduct an internal review and that if you are dissatisfied with the response to your FoIA requests, you may wish to appeal the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

This advice was provided to you again on 20/11/2018.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

With this in mind, it would be unreasonable in all the circumstances to expect the MPS to serve a further notice in relation to future requests for information.

Section 17(6) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 means that in the current circumstances, the MPS is not required to respond to your FOIA requests in the future, having previously issued a notice under section 17(5) of the Act advising that section 14(1) was applicable to your requests and outlining the nature of future requests that will be considered to be vexatious.

Unless you provide proof of ID or appeal to the Information Commissioner in relation to the decision to apply section 14(1) to your requests, the MPS will only respond to your FOIA requests or related correspondence on a discretionary basis and may choose not to respond.

Regards,

Data Office Triage Team

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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 'Stonewall membership'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Williams,

Please see the attached in respect of your request for an Internal Review.

Regards,

Data Office Triage Team

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

As you have said that you are not going to provide an IR, I have lodged a complaint with ICO today.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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A s50 complaint filed today with ico

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015744

 

I write in connection with your request for an internal review of our
decision concerning FOIA request reference no. 01/FOI/015065.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to complete a full internal review
within our target response time of 20 working days.  This is because my
enquiries with the MPS Finance Team have not yet concluded. 

I will endeavour to respond to your complaint as soon as possible and in
any case no later than 13/10/2020.

Please accept my apologies for the delay and thank you for your patience

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

Information Manager

 

 

 

 

Yvette Taylor

Information Manager

Freedom of Information Team

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

Telephone 020 7 161 0074

Email: [email address]

Core location: Marlowe House, Sidcup

 

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From: Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor <[email address]>
Sent: 24 September 2020 16:39
To: [email address]
Cc: Taylor Yvette A - HQ Strategy & Governance
<[email address]>
Subject: Internal Review 01/FOI/20/015744

 

 

 

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
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DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 2018110000724
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/015744

 

24/09/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr. Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015744

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

 

 

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use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
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email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide copies of all the invoices listed in your response.

Please clarify if you renewed Stonewall membership for year 2020, the last invoice is May 2019, has this run out? Provide invoice if applicable, please.

Did MPS Commander Mark McEwan get consent from any other MPS officer/staff member for this expenditure? If so, provide it. Was a review date set up for this expenditure, is so what is it?

Provide correspondence between MPS and Stonewall regarding MPS becoming a member.

I want to know what Mark McEwan is allowed to authorise expenditure on, please provide the relevant information setting this out.

As regards, benefits of membership, referring me to the Stonewall website is not what I asked for, does MPS have any information as to how membership benefits MPS/the public it serves?

Please provide a full list of donations, membership fees or similar made to other political or campaigning organisations.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Sir ,

Thank you for your email.

Please see the attached in respect of your recent information request.

Yours sincerely

Data Office Triage Team
IRU Triage Team |Data Office |Metropolitan Police Service
📧: [email address]
: 10th Floor South |Marlowe House| Sidcup |DA15 7ET

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Cyclops on behalf of Audeeba Ali, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 2018110000724
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/016159

 

02/10/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Williams

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016159

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Audeeba Ali

 

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Audeeba Ali,

You will have to decide what political or campaigning organisation mean. Use your common sense. The time-frame is the last 5 years.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Williams