The complainant asked the Metropolitan Police Service (the ‘MPS’) to confirm or deny whether it was conducting, or intending to conduct, a particular investigation. The MPS would neither confirm nor deny any such investigation citing the exemptions at section 30(3) (investigations and proceedings) and 40(5)(b)(i) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that it was entitled to rely on section 40(5)(b)(i) to neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation; she did not therefore consider the citing of section 30(3). No steps are required.
FOI 40: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO fs50688381
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.617391