The complainant has requested information about crimes reported in (and in the grounds of) Royal Palaces from the Metropolitan Police Service (the “MPS”). The MPS provided some information but withheld the remainder citing sections 31(1)(a)(b) (law enforcement), 24(1) (national security) and 38(1)(health and safety) of the FOIA. It also refused to confirm or deny whether any further information was held citing sections 30(3) (investigations and proceedings) and 40(5) (personal information) of the FOIA, which was not contested by the complainant. The Commissioner’s decision is that none of the exemptions are engaged. She requires the MPS to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation: disclose the withheld information.
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