The complainant made 4 multi-limbed information requests to the Metropolitan Police Service (the ‘MPS’). Having initially found that all the requests were vexatious under section 14(1) of the FOIA the MPS subsequently revised its position. It provided some information and determined that it either didn’t hold the remaining information or that it would exceed the cost limit at section 12(2) of the FOIA to establish whether or not it was held; it provided advice and assistance to the complaint who did not revise any part of his requests. The Commissioner’s decision is that the MPS correctly concluded that either the information was not held or that section 12(2) applies; she also finds that it complied with its duty to provide advice and assistance under section 16(1) of the FOIA. No steps are required.
FOI 1: Not upheld FOI 12: Not upheld FOI 16: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50672293
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.593979