Dear Leeds City Council,
How many third party partners have in the last ten years issued themselves a indemnity against prosecution when they have made a huge error
for clarity a indemnity that does not cover leeds cc and a indemnity that you would never authourise under equality law and human right law
Please confirm the dates of these indemnities issued and what they relate to
Please confirm the person who allowed such indemnities
if you have never authourised or seen such indemnities please say so
please confirm whether concealing a indemnity or any such information which will end in litigation such as this is a material breach of contract under 42.2 of your contract with enforcement agents
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Dear Steve Perkins,
Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 254204)
I refer to the above and your requests dated between 5th October 2019 & 9th January 2020. I have contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to your requests.
I have amalgamated the 25 requests that you have put in, I have attached the list of questions and answers. We have not answered any questions which asked for an opinion as these are not coved by FOI.
I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an independent officer within the council. They will re-examine your request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act. Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your concerns in writing to the above address.
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I trust that this is self-explanatory. If you have any queries please contact me using the contact information above.
Mr Adam O'Connell
Information Governance Officer
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council
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Dear Leeds City Council,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Leeds City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Hidden indemnities'.
you have not answered in the manner the ico requested
we require each question to be answered under the question and we require all questions to be answered.if unlike other ethical councils you want to claim exemptions please write under the question the reason for claiming a exemption
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...
I am sorry you were not happy with the response provided to your 25 requests. I have reviewed your concerns as the manager of the information management and governance requests team and provide the following response in accordance with stage 2 of the councils complaints procedure for freedom of information requests.
Having reviewed your 25 original requests, I consider that amalgamating the questions was a fair and reasonable way to respond as all the requests you submitted related to broadly the same matter. As such I do not believe there is any requirement to provide separate responses to each of your 25 requests.
In addition having reviewed the response to your questions I consider that appropriate responses have been provided in all cases where your questions are for recorded material held by the council, and not requests for the opinions of the council on particular matters. I do not therefore uphold your appeal.
This concludes my response at stage 2. If you remain dissatisfied you may contact the information commissioner's office via their website, www.ico.org.uk.
Principal Information Governance Officer Requests Team Information Management and Governance Digital and Information Service Leeds City Council
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