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From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:46 AM
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: FOIA: Information Not Held

Dear xxxxxxxxx

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2014020000043

I respond in connection with your request for information which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 30/01/2014.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Please provide details of all ANPR "Special Operations" with bailiffs contractors of London local authorities broken down by authority/date/location and bailiff company in attendance from 1st April 2012 to 31st December 2013.

Please provide the number of the ANPR "Special Operations" with bailiff contractors of London local authorities undertaken since 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2012 .

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within the MPS to locate information relevant to your request.


To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within Specialist Crime and Operations (SCO) at Intelligence Development and Support (SCO36).


The searches failed to locate any information relevant to your request, therefore, the information you have requested is not held by the MPS.

In relation to this request as it has been submitted, the MPS have no information based on any ANPR Special Operations with bailiffs and therefore can not provide any information.

I have made further enquiries within the MPS, establishing there have been ANPR operations involving joint working with Bailiffs or Court Enforcement Officers.  ANPR operations have been arranged by local Borough Operational Command Units (BOCUs).  There is no central store for such operations.  In order to establish what information is held by each of the 32 BOCUs would require the locating, reviewing and retrieving of records held.

If the MPS were required to do so, this could not be achieved within the limitations of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).  We estimate that the cost of complying with this request would exceed the appropriate limit.


Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely


SC&O Information Manager
Freedom of Information Compliance
Specialist Crime & Operations (SC&O)
Metropolitan Police Service


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