Metropolitan Police FOI

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3655
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the recent concerns raised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over the timeliness of the Metropolitan Police's responses to Freedom of Information Requests, stating, "Despite numerous internal changes aimed at improving its performance, the authority is still failing to respond to over 85% of requests in time" what measures are the Metropolitan Police taking to improve their response times to FOI requests?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police FOI

Answer for Metropolitan Police FOI

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the last 7 months the MPS has averaged 69 per cent compliance with the statutory time limit, increasing from 64 per cent in March to 84 per cent in September. In order to improve compliance, the MPS have enhanced their quality assurance team to assist with requests across the MPS, stepped up senior management awareness and intervention at individual business group level.

The MPS continues to work with the Office of the Information Commissioner who are aware of and satisfied with the progress made to date and the MPS plans for a sustainable solution.  On average the MPS receives in excess of 5000 requests per year.

MOPAC itself has 100 per cent compliance with the statutory time limit over the past 6 months.