Communication regarding the decision to make the Cabinet Meeting June 29th 2017 closed to press and public

Louise Oldfield made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

I'm writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about the decision to make the Cabinet meeting in the evening of June 29th 2017 closed to the public and media. Specifically, I would like:

1. Communication regarding this decision, please include emails, meeting minutes, agenda.
2. Where a meeting is to be held in private, the executive or committee must provide 28 days notice during which the public may make representations about why the meeting should be held in public. Please provide the date of the notice, the notice and where the notice was posted.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Ms Oldfield

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REF: 2017-0919

I am writing to confirm that we received your information request on 29 June 2017. For your information and future communications your request has been allocated the reference number FOI2017-0919. Please quote this reference in any future correspondence.

We will consider your request and respond in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our duty is to respond promptly or at least within 20 working days.

Regards

Paul Stott Data Protection Officer Shared ICT Service
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX
Tel: 07739315339
Email: [email address] Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk

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Yu, Robin: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Dear Ms. Oldfield

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2017-0919

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which we received on 29 June 2017, for information held by the Council.
Your request is as follows:

 

I'm writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
information about the decision to make the Cabinet meeting in the evening
of June 29th 2017 closed to the public and media. Specifically, I would
like:

 

1. Communication regarding this decision, please include emails, meeting
minutes, agenda.

2. Where a meeting is to be held in private, the executive or committee
must provide 28 days notice during which the public may make
representations about why the meeting should be held in public. Please
provide the date of the notice, the notice and where the notice was
posted.

 

1. The attached email chain relates to the decision to hold the cabinet
meeting of 29 June in private.

 

We have redacted from the email chain information that does not relate to
the cabinet meeting and also the name/email address of a junior member of
staff – the name has been withheld under section 40 of the FOI Act.

 

Under section 40(2) of the FOI Act we are permitted to withhold
information which, if disclosed, would breach any of the Principles
contained in the Data Protection Act 1998. We believe that disclosure of
the name and email address would breach Principle 1 of the Data Protection
Act (fair and lawful processing). Disclosure of this information would be
unfair because the individual in question has a reasonable expectation
that the council would not release this information into the public domain
– the officer is a junior officer and had no input in the decision.
Furthermore, release of the information would be an unwarranted intrusion
of their privacy.

 

2. The notice is published with the cabinet meeting documents on the
council’s website:

 

[1]https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/committees/Meeti...

 

The notice is dated 21 June and can be found in the meeting agenda, link
here:

[2]Cabinet 29 June - Notice of Private Meeting

 

Complaints

 

I trust this has satisfied your request. Should you be unhappy with the
handling of your request, the Council has an internal complaints process
for handling FOIA complaints. Complaints are reviewed by the Chief
Solicitor and Monitoring Officer or her nominee. A form is available from
our website to lodge your complaint
[3]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
Please contact us if you do not have website access and we can provide you
with a copy of the form. Following this review, should you still be
unhappy with how your information request has been handled, you have a
further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who is responsible
for ensuring compliance with FOIA.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robin Yu

Information Governance and Management Officer

Shared ICT Service

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

 

mail: [4][email address] | Website: [5]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

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3. http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
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5. http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/

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