Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Race Relations
Subject: FOIA: Acknowledgement (Logging Team)
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:26:26 +0100
Dear Mr. Lynch
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015060001548
I write in connection with your request for information which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 22/06/2015. I note you seek access to the following information:
"Please could you send me the following information:
01. What date were the IC codes first introduced?
02. What are the dates of the changes that were made to the IC codes?
03. What were the first set of IC codes?
04. What are the names of the people who made changes to the IC codes?
05. What are the latest IC codes?
06. Is it true that the IC codes were originally RC (Race Code) codes?
07. What system of identification was used before the IC codes were introduced?
08. Who suggested that IC codes should be used?
09. When was the suggestion made to use IC codes?
10. What does an IC1, White, North European / White European person look like?
11. What does an IC2, White, South European / Dark European person look like?
12. What does an IC3, Black person look like?
13. What does an IC4, Asian person look like?
14. What does an IC5, Chinese person look like?
15. What does an IC6, Arabic / North African / Middle Eastern person look like?
16. What notes were made to explain the changes to the IC codes overtime?
White - North European / White European
White - South European / Dark European
Asian (in the UK Asian refers to people from the Indian subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal)
Chinese, Japanese, or other South East Asian
Arabic or North African / Middle Eastern / Mixed Race
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