Cost of Diesel Misfuelling FOI Requests

David Coveney made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northamptonshire County Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

It has come to my attention that many people are using FOI requests for commercial reasons as a way of carrying out market research for their companies. One such example would appear to be in the request of information on diesel misfuelling across over 800 public bodies. This is just one notable example, of which there appear to be many.

I am carrying out a little bit of research myself, for no profit of my own but which I will report on my personal blog, to see if the FOI system should be adjusted.

Consequently, I would like to know approximately how much it cost to serve the request made by Mr Nick Panchaud ( FR2227 ) on the 20th of September 2010.

I will make this request across three councils and take the average cost as being indicative.

Yours faithfully,

David Coveney

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Mr Coveney

Freedom of Information Request: FR2452

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information dated 14 January
2011.

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
soon. If you have any queries about this email, please contact me quoting
the reference FR2452 in any future communications.

You should expect a further response within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Ms Allen

Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Northamptonshire County Council

Tel: 01604 236328

E Mail: [Northamptonshire County Council request email]

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

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Please see attached.

Kind regards

Gillian Hollowell

Senior Freedom of Information/Data Protection Officer

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Northamptonshire County Council

Tel: 01604 237407

E Mail:[email address]

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Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough response. This will be useful and is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

David Coveney