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History of the Police Race Codes






From: Derrick Lynch Sent: 21 August 2015 10:29 To: c.prescod@virgin.net;info@irr.org.uk;george.ruddock@gvmedia.co.uk;omar@runnymedetrust.org;info@epp.eu;alopez@epp.eu;eplondon@europarl.europa.eu;ean@ft.com;dtnews@telegraph.co.uk;black.national.party@gmail.com;selma@liftfestival.com;toyin@ligali.org;everton_young@yahoo.co.uk;lammyd@parliament.uk;james.nazroo@manchester.ac.uk;williamssb@parliament.uk;sgrover@tmg-uk.org;sscott@tmg-uk.org;alansharp37@hotmail.com;david@davidrose.com;patrickvernon@btconnect.com;info@hiphopshakespeare.com;editorial@thejc.com;cgriffiths@25bedfordrow.com;rrandall@25bedfordrow.com;mstevenson@25bedfordrow.com;lcapsv@gmail.com;dellis@25bedfordrow.com;info@obv.org.uk;uctynat@ucl.ac.uk;guardian.letters@theguardian.com;letters@thetimes.co.uk;home.news@thetimes.co.uk;hugh.muir@theguardian.com;yourlondon@bbc.co.uk;londonnews@bbc.co.uk;finnhagan@yahoo.co.uk;terminator.24@gmail.com;paolo_bf@hotmail.com;wizdomartist@gmail.com;thespeakersclub@aol.co.uk;roadtojusticesw@gmail.com;info@ricenpeas.com;info@theinvestigator.org.uk;3mwhealth@gmail.com;lionking27@hotmail.co.uk;brogamba@yahoo.co.uk;kamaub66@yahoo.co.uk;info@hyltonventures.com;elroysaunders1@gmail.com;context000@hotmail.co.uk;infinitelove@live.co.uk;m.alfaisal63@gmail.com;franch175@hotmail.co.uk;knxanial@btinternet.com;marie@taylorstewart.com;Race Relations;empressjudah;hakeemkazeem@outlook.com Subject: FW: Freedom of Information Request - History of the Police Race Codes
























Anybody else interested in the History of the Police Race Codes?



















From: Derrick Lynch Sent: 21 August 2015 10:15 To: mayor@london.gov.uk;foi@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk;foi@mopac.london.gov.uk Subject: Freedom of Information Request - History of the Police Race Codes



















Dear Mayor of London and City of London Police,












I am doing some research into the history and development of the Police Race Codes because so little is known about them and they appear to play an important part in the maintenance of law and order in English society.












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?












I have copied below the efforts I have made so far and the information I have managed to collect.




























Code


Ethnicity



IC1


White - North European / White European



IC2


White - South European / Dark European



IC3


Black



IC4


Asian (in the UK Asian refers to people from the Indian subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal)



IC5


Chinese, Japanese, or other South East Asian



IC6


Arabic or North African / Middle Eastern / Mixed Race



IC9


Unknown













Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_codes#cite_note-mpabriefing-2





Source:http://policeauthority.org/metropolitan/publications/briefings/2007/0703/index.html





Source: http://century.guardian.co.uk/1970-1979/Story/0,6051,106880,00.html


























Kind regards












Derrick Lynch





5 Hedge Hill





Enfield





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To: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: FOIA: Information Not Held
From: jennifer.powell@met.police.uk
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:39:26 +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 apologise for the long delay in getting back to you and for any inconvenience this has caused. I note you seek access to 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?

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

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the Leadership & Learning Directorate, Diversity Directorate and with the Policy holders for PNC. Despite reasonable searches being carried out we were unable to locate information relevant to your request . Therefore on the balance of probability it can be seen that there is no information held in relation to your request.

As this is part of a National system you should make your Freedom of Information request to The College of Policing, NPCC or The Home Office who may be able to assist you further.

I appreciate that this is not the response you would have hoped for and apologise for this.

I have attached some links below that were found in our open source searches that you may be interested in:

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/disclosure_2015/february_2015/2015010000510.pdf

http://policeauthority.org/metropolitan/publications/briefings/2007/0703/index.html


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


Yours sincerely




Jennifer Powell
People Services Freedom of Information Manager


























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Derrick Lynch derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk












12 August 2015






















































Dear Mr Lynch,












Freedom of Information request reference: 36117












Thank you for your e-mail of 9 July, in which you ask for information about the development of the original "IC Codes" used by the Police in the 1970s. Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.












The Home Office does not hold the information which you have requested. It is possible that your local police force holds this information. I attach the link to police force websites under Police.uk in case you wish to make an FOI request to them - http://www.police.uk/contact/force-websites/.












If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review





of our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months to the address below, quoting reference 36117. If you ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response.












Information Rights Team





Home Office Third Floor, Peel Building





2 Marsham Street





London SW1P 4DF





e-mail: foirequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk












As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with this response. If you remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.












Yours sincerely, B Wheeler





Email: Public.Enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk























































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From: FOI@college.pnn.police.uk
To: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: RE: Police Race Code History FOI Request
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 15:18:39 +0000





Dear Mr Lynch












Thank you for your email. The College does not hold this information and I do not hold any contact details. I would suggest you contact the Home Office directly as they may hold this information.

































Yours Sincerely,





Neil Smith| Ethics, Integrity & Public Interest





College of Policing





Email: FOI@college.pnn.police.uk





Website: www.college.police.uk



















Think of the environment - do you really need to print this e-mail?


























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