Dear North Lanarkshire Council,
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would like to request the following information:
From 1st January 2020 to the day this request is processed, I would like to request all correspondence and communications between this authority and the Care Inspectorate that mentions, or refers to, the coronavirus.
From 1st January 2020 to the day this request is processed, I would like to request all correspondence and communications between this authority and Health Improvement Scotland that mentions, or refers to, the coronavirus.
I am happy for you to conduct an electronic search only. Please conduct a search among the department(s) that is most likely to have interactions with the Care Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland.
I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.
I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak the maximum deadline within which a Scottish public authority must respond to a Freedom of Information request has been extended to 60 working days although, a response will be provided as soon as possible.
I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Working from home
Please contact via email
Dear Ms. Corderoy
Request for Information
I refer to your email of 6 May seeking copies of
correspondence/communications between this authority, the Care
Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland which mentions or refers to
In the first instance, I should acknowledge that this response falls
outwith the statutory deadline outlined in the Freedom of Information
legislation and for this I apologise.
Returning to your request and having investigated, please find attached
information identified relative to your request. The attached documents
have been adjusted in terms of Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002, to exclude anything which constitutes
personal data specifically, names of individuals.
I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions,
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if
you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write
to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions.
I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act. Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision. The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-
Scottish Information Commissioner
email: [email address]
Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -
I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Democratic and Legal Services
Working From Home
Please contact by email
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