Security Stops at Birmingham Airport (9592_16)
The questions I would like answering are below:
* Since the start of 2015, how many people have been stopped by police at Birmingham Airport over concerns they may pose a terrorist threat?
* How many people were escorted off plans for this?
* Of those stopped, how many were arrested?
* How many were charged?
* How many were allowed to carry on with their journey?
* How many of these people were stopped because it was believed they may be specifically linked to Islamist terrorism?
* How many of these cases arose from suspicions raised by members of the public/fellow passengers?
Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information. To locate and extract this information would involve a manual search including a search of more than one force system.
Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).
Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.
A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.
I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request.