The complainant has requested information about the late Lord Mountbatten (1900-1979) from the Metropolitan Police Service (the ‘MPS’). The MPS disclosed some information but refused to disclose the remainder citing various sections of the FOIA. During the Commissioner’s investigation this position was revised. The MPS advised that it was unable to locate one file and therefore did not hold it. In respect of the remaining information it advised that it found the request to be vexatious under section 14(1). The Commissioner’s decision is that, on balance of probabilities, the missing file is no longer held. She also finds that the MPS was entitled to rely on section 14(1). No steps are required.
FOI 1: Not upheld FOI 14: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50637323
England and Wales
Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.579873