The complainant has requested information about meetings held in respect of a particular investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service (the ‘MPS’). The Commissioner’s decision is that, although it has complied with section 10(1) in confirming that information is held, and 17(1) in stating which exemptions are to be relied upon, by failing to complete its public interest test considerations within a reasonable time period the MPS has breached section 17(3) of the FOIA. Additionally, as it subsequently relied on section 12(2)(cost of compliance), rather than the exemptions previously cited for delaying its response, she finds a further breach of section 17(5). As a response has since been provided, no steps are required.
FOI 10: Not upheld FOI 17: Upheld
 UKICO FS50669718
England and Wales
Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.593867