Vehicle Crime Taskforce Meeting Notes & Publciations

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

with regard to the task Force, I ask to be provided with the information generated from the meetings - links below

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/polic...

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Thank you for your email, please see the attached correspondence in respect to your recent request. Please note the reference number: 01/FOI/23/033946

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MPS reply: SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

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

Note: This is a meeting chaired by the policing minister, it is not MPS specific. The attendees from the Policing Side are the NPCC (I expect this is the NPCC Vehicle Crime Lead) and West Midlands Police.

Should you wish to enquire further, please contact NPCC / West Midlands Police.

This notice concludes your request for information. I would like to thank you for your interest in the MPS.

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 'Vehicle Crime Taskforce Meeting Notes & Publciations'.

You have responded:
'This is a meeting chaired by the policing minister, it is not MPS specific. The attendees from the Policing Side are the NPCC (I expect this is the NPCC Vehicle Crime Lead) and West Midlands Police. Should you wish to enquire further, please contact NPCC / West Midlands Police.'

Please see: https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...

'A representative from the PCC’s office will sit on the taskforce which will meet every 6 months and includes key players in the car industry. Other than the Met, the West Midlands is the only force represented.'

I appreciate the meetings (plural) of the taskforce were not MPS specific however, the MPS was represented, hence I have approached you.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

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Good Morning,

Thank you for your email, please see the attached correspondence in respect to your recent request. Please note the reference number: 01/FOI/23/034381

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Metropolitan Police Service
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We write in connection with your request for a review of the handling and/or decision relating to 01/FOI/23/033946. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) received this request on 01/12/2023.
A review will now be conducted by a reviewing officer in accordance with the Code of Practice issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
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12/12/2023

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr P Swift

 

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/23/034381

 

I write in connection with your request for a review of the decision
relating to  FOI 01/FOI/23/033946.

Unfortunately, the link you provided in your correspondence dated
01/12/2023 will not open (I have tried on two devices) so I am unable to
my progress my searches and enquiries to determine if the information you
seek is held by the MPS. 

I would be grateful if you would copy the contents of the link so that I
can progress the matter.

Yours Sincerely

Yvette Taylor

Information Manager

 

 

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Dear Mr Swift

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/23/034381

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
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Yours sincerely

 

 

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From the MPS:
The review concludes that the requested information is not held by the MPS.

Dear Yvette

Thank you for your Review which concludes ‘the requested information is not held by the MPS’. I accept this.

My request was presented following difficulty obtaining information about the 2019 Vehicle Crime Taskforce (VCT) from the West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner. The VCT was to meet every 6 months. The VCT was being ‘spearheaded’ by the WMPCC and yet they held little data, nothing more than some notes from what appears to be an 01/2019 gathering of members. West Midlands police held no information.

I returned to the WMPCC year after year for information about their 6-monthly meetings which were to address an identified concern; a substantial increase in car crime. I was repeatedly told the information was, as I had been supplied before.

It has recently come to light the VCT never met again.

Enquiries of the NPCC, also in attendance, revealed they hold no information, and seemingly have no knowledge of the VCT.

I turned to the MPS having noted:

‘A representative from the PCC’s office will sit on the taskforce which will meet every 6 months and includes key players in the car industry. Other than the Met, the West Midlands is the only force represented.’
https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...

However, having obtained further information about the VCT members, the attendees, I note no reference to the MPS.

I trust the above explains why your time and mine has been wasted.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift