Cowley LTN consultation responses - broken down by protected characteristics

Richard Parnham made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

The recently released "Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Highway Management - Thursday, 24 February 2022", is notable for one thing: the report does not include any breakdown of Cowley LTN consultation responses by reference to respondent's protected characteristics, or any analysis of the consultation responses by reference to these same protected characteristics. Nor does the accompanying Equality and Climate Impact Assessment, which only references the pre-LTN installation consultation responses demographics in relation to race only. Moreover, only limited analysis of consultee demographics / protected characteristics is offered by reference to a separate study, the "Perception Survey", in relation to age and gender, and ethnicity.

Protected characteristics data was captured, both in the most recent Cowley LTN consultation and also the follow-up perception survey. Please therefore provide me with this data, for all protected characteristics captured in both the consultation and perception survey.

I do not need to see consultation / perceptions data that is likely to lead to the identification of individuals - only the tickbox answers, both in relation to the LTNs and person's demographics. I do not need to see any open text comments, for example - i.e. questions 13 and 14 of the main survey, anything that says "please specify", or postcode response data. I would also be happy not to receive this type of identifying data in relation to the perception study. If you are unsure which question I would, or would not, like to receive, please contact me to ask.

As the above comments make clear, there is a direct precedent for publication of demographic data, albeit to a limited extent. You cannot, therefore, refuse to disclose it on the grounds that it might lead the identification of individuals. The scale of the response rate makes that risk highly unlikely, especially in relation to consultation itself. Moreover, "open text" consultation response data - summarised in the published report - already contains personal information by respondents, which may lead to the identification of individuals. Given that you have already published this data, you cannot refuse to publish more overly statistical data, which has a lesser risk of personal identification.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

1 Atodiad

Our reference: 19519 EIR

                                                            

Dear Mr Parnham,

Thank you for your correspondence received on 20 February 2022 in which
you asked for the following information:

 

The recently released "Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Highway
Management - Thursday, 24 February 2022",  is notable for one thing: the
report does not include any breakdown of Cowley LTN consultation responses
by reference to respondent's protected characteristics, or any analysis of
the consultation responses by reference to these same protected
characteristics. Nor does the accompanying Equality and Climate Impact
Assessment, which only references the pre-LTN installation consultation
responses demographics in relation to race only. Moreover, only limited
analysis of consultee demographics / protected characteristics is offered
by reference to a separate study, the "Perception Survey", in relation to
age and gender, and ethnicity.

 

Protected characteristics data was captured, both in the most recent
Cowley LTN consultation and also the follow-up perception survey. Please
therefore provide me with this data, for all protected characteristics
captured in both the consultation and perception survey.

 

I do not need to see consultation / perceptions data that is likely to
lead to the identification of individuals - only the tickbox answers, both
in relation to the LTNs and person's demographics. I do not need to see
any open text comments, for example - i.e. questions 13 and 14 of the main
survey, anything that says "please specify", or postcode response data. I
would also be happy not to receive this type of identifying data in
relation to the perception study. If you are unsure which question I
would, or would not, like to receive, please contact me to ask.

 

As the above comments make clear, there is a direct precedent for
publication of demographic data, albeit to a limited extent. You cannot,
therefore, refuse to disclose it on the grounds that it might lead the
identification of individuals. The scale of the response rate makes that
risk highly unlikely, especially in relation to consultation itself.
Moreover, "open text" consultation response data - summarised in the
published report - already contains personal information by respondents,
which may lead to the identification of individuals. Given that you have
already published this data, you cannot refuse to publish more overly
statistical data, which has a lesser risk of personal identification.

 

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible and in any event within the next 20 working
days in compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations
2004/Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless an exception applies. This
means that the council will respond to you by the end of 21 March 2022 at
the latest.

 

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

This information is now overdue. Please provide it.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

1 Atodiad

Our reference: 19519 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Please accept our apologies for the slight delay in responding to you.

 

Please find the Council’s response attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Zaqia Hussain
Access & Disclosure Team
Law and Governance

Commercial Development, Assets & Investment

Oxfordshire County Council

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