Dear Ealing Borough Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018. As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all suppliers falling under the categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from 1st April 2017 - 31st December 2018 - preferably in CSV format.

I look forward to the information at the earliest.

Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

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Ealing council.

 

All NEW requests for information will be logged and processed during
office hours.

 

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your records.

 

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Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Governance Team

[Ealing Borough Council request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST (ACKNOWLEDGEMENT)

 

Thank you for your request for information.

It has been allocated the reference number of 19/0285, please keep a
record of this number.

 

Requests can take up to 20 working days to complete. 

If we require some further clarification in order to complete your
request, we will contact you to inform you of information we require.

 

Yours sincerely,   

 

Kam Ubhi

Information Governance Officer

 

From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 13 February 2019 09:55
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or Payment
to Suppliers

 

Dear Ealing Borough Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all
transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018. As a
minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each
transaction.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who
provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all
suppliers falling under the categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to
the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This
would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from
1st April 2017 - 31st December 2018 - preferably in CSV format.

I look forward to the information at the earliest.

Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

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foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you can request
an internal review by email to: [1][Ealing Borough Council request email] (Please
include your request Reference number). 

 

Details of our complaints process can be found at:

[2]http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200640/fre...

 

Your request for an internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of your receipt of this response. 

Any such request received after this time will only be considered at our
discretion.

 

If you remain dissatisfied by the outcome of the Internal Review you have
the right to submit your complaint to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

(01625) 545 700

 

[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

Perceval House

14-16 Uxbridge Road

London

W5 2HL

Tel: (020) 8825 8367

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Dear foirequests,

Thank you for your response of 11th March 2019. Please note my comments below.

The entire Health and Social Care Data has been redacted and it appears Ealing Council is the only council that do not comply correctly with the rules. The information should show individual spend transactions by date and commercial provider - and not incorrectly redact all transactions as you have done. Please see the freedom of information licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

Ealing is not acting in good faith by blanket redacting EVERY transaction - and this will need to be reported to the regulator.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000

Thank you for your email regarding the information that was provided (Ref:
19-0285)

I have passed your concerns across to the relevant team responsible for
the data provided, who have advised they will review the data and make any
necessary requirements should they be required.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

Perceval House

14-16 Uxbridge Road

London

W5 2HL

Tel: (020) 8825 8367

 

 

 

 

From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 19 March 2019 12:32
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 19-0285 Response

 

Dear foirequests,

Thank you for your response of 11th March 2019. Please note my comments
below.

The entire Health and Social Care Data has been redacted and it appears
Ealing Council is the only council that do not comply correctly with the
rules. The information should show individual spend transactions by date
and commercial provider - and not incorrectly redact all transactions as
you have done. Please see the freedom of information licence
[1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

Ealing is not acting in good faith by blanket redacting EVERY transaction
- and this will need to be reported to the regulator.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foirequests,

Do you have an update for me?

thank you
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear foirequests,

Do you have an update for me?

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear foirequests,

We have been very reasonable for an extremely long period of time and the council has but acknowledged our request and the statutory time period has since lapsed on April 22nd. Unfortunately we do now need this information – We are a research organisation and would be grateful if you could please provide us the information by 30 April 2019 – failing which we will now be forced to escalate this matter.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Information Requests,

We feel the Council has been very uncooperative. We are a research organisation and would need this information this week failing which we will have to escalate the matter.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

 

Thank you for your contacting the Information Governance team (FOI/EIR) at
Ealing council.

 

All NEW requests for information will be logged and processed during
office hours.

 

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you with a reference number for
your records.

 

All requests are then processed and a response will be sent within 20
working days.

 

If you require information relating to Personal information, please
contact the Data Protection Team at [email address]

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Governance Team

[Ealing Borough Council request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ealing Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ealing Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
Dear foirequests,

Thank you for your response of 11th March 2019. Please note my comments below.

The entire Health and Social Care Data has been redacted and it appears Ealing Council is the only council that do not comply correctly with the rules. The information should show individual spend transactions by date and commercial provider - and not incorrectly redact all transactions as you have done. Please see the freedom of information licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

Ealing is not acting in good faith by blanket redacting EVERY transaction - and this will need to be reported to the regulator.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 / Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) 2004.

Thank you for your internal review request which is being dealt with under
the terms of the relevant legislation.

Your request has been logged as: 19-0285IR

FOI and EIR requests will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request please contact us via
[1][Ealing Borough Council request email]  quoting the reference number quoted above.

Yours sincerely,

Kam Ubhi

Information Governance Officer

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

Perceval House

14-16 Uxbridge Road

London

W5 2HL

Tel: (020) 8825 8367

 

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 03 May 2019 07:56
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Council
Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

 

Dear Ealing Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ealing Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
Dear foirequests,

Thank you for your response of 11th March 2019. Please note my comments
below.

The entire Health and Social Care Data has been redacted and it appears
Ealing Council is the only council that do not comply correctly with the
rules. The information should show individual spend transactions by date
and commercial provider - and not incorrectly redact all transactions as
you have done. Please see the freedom of information licence
[3]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

Ealing is not acting in good faith by blanket redacting EVERY transaction
- and this will need to be reported to the regulator.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[5][FOI #552254 email]

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[7]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foirequests,

May I please get an update as the statutory time limit for response has elapsed.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Please find attached response to your recent internal review request.

 

Details of the Freedom of Information complaints process can be found at:

 

[1]http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200640/fre...

 

If you remain dissatisfied by the outcome of the Internal Review you have
the right to submit your complaint to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Kind Regards

 

Kam Ubhi

Information Governance Officer

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

3rd  Floor, North East

Perceval House

14-16 Uxbridge Road

London W5 2HL

Tel: (020) 8825 5000

 

[2]cid:image003.png@01D40E1B.DABC5AF0

 

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Dear foirequests, Kam Ubhi, Information Governance Officer,

Thank you for your response yesterday and that you are working on the un-redaction.

I will follow-up with you after the statutory time-frame of 20 days, i.e., July 3rd.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

You’re very welcome.

 

Kind regards,

Kam

 

From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 06 June 2019 09:56
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI Internal Review (Draft) 19-0285IR FINAL.pdf

 

Dear foirequests, Kam Ubhi, Information Governance Officer,

Thank you for your response yesterday and that you are working on the
un-redaction.

I will follow-up with you after the statutory time-frame of 20 days, i.e.,
July 3rd.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foirequests, Ubhi, Kam, Information Governance Officer,

May I please request an update since the statutory time-frame of 20 days has elapsed.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Thank you for your email regarding an update for the un-redaction.

 

As advised this information is currently being worked on and I have been
advised that the information will be available via our website from the
17^th July.

 

I would like to apologise for this delay, but I can assure you that every
effort is being made to provide this information as quickly as possible.

 

Kind Regards

 

Stuart O’Brien

Information Governance Officer

 

From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 04 July 2019 07:34
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: RE: FOI Internal Review (Draft) 19-0285IR FINAL.pdf

 

Dear foirequests, Ubhi, Kam, Information Governance Officer,

May I please request an update since the statutory time-frame of 20 days
has elapsed.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foirequests,

Would you now have an update to my request?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

 

Thank you for your contacting the Information Governance team (FOI/EIR) at
Ealing council.

 

All NEW requests for information will be logged and processed during
office hours.

 

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you with a reference number for
your records.

 

All requests are then processed and a response will be sent within 20
working days.

 

If you require information relating to Personal information, please
contact the Data Protection Team at [email address]

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Governance Team

[Ealing Borough Council request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ealing Borough Council/Mr. Stuart O’Brien,

I can confirm that the information requested has not yet been updated on your website.
Please advise ETA on that as in your last email the deadline was July 17th.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Ealing Borough Council,

We have been extremely patient for a very long period of time and now will be forced to submit a complaint to the Regulator for non-compliance.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Ealing Borough Council,

We will be filing a complaint with the ICO tomorrow.

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Please find attached the un-redaction in regards to your request.

I would like to apologise for the delay in providing this information to
you.

I hope this now answers your request.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Stuart O'Brien

Information Governance Team

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

Perceval House

14-16 Uxbridge Road

London

W5 2HL

Tel: (020) 8825 8367

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D53666.6F1B1E70

 

 

 

From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #552254 email]>
Sent: 18 July 2019 06:07
To: foirequests <[Ealing Borough Council request email]>
Subject: RE: FOI Internal Review (Draft) 19-0285IR FINAL.pdf

 

Dear foirequests,

Would you now have an update to my request?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foirequests, Mr. Stuart O'Brien,

Thank you so much for your response - However we are unable to open the file you have sent us "Redacted Data 201901 201912.xlsx", there seems to be some issue with it.

Could you please re-send the spreadsheet in CSV format?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear foirequests, Mr. Stuart O'Brien,

Please disregard my previous message, I was able to find a method to get the data from the file.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

1 Atodiad

 

Thank you for your contacting the Information Governance team (FOI/EIR) at
Ealing council.

 

All NEW requests for information will be logged and processed during
office hours.

 

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you with a reference number for
your records.

 

All requests are then processed and a response will be sent within 20
working days.

 

If you require information relating to Personal information, please
contact the Data Protection Team at [email address]

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Governance Team

[Ealing Borough Council request email]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir