The complainant has requested information about the field of forensics known as ‘hand identification’ from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (‘NPCC’). The NPCC initially withheld all the information held citing sections 31(1)(a) and (b) (law enforcement) of the FOIA. During the Commissioner’s investigation it disclosed some information, decided that some information previously identified fell outside the scope of the request and advised that no further information was held in respect of one part of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the NPCC correctly determined that some of the information fell outside the scope of the request and that it was also correct to find that further information was not held. No steps are required.
FOI 1: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO fs50887368
England and Wales
Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.653778