Housing Waiting List

Ramzy Alwakeel made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kirklees Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 310 authorities

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Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Ramzy Alwakeel ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. With regard to the authority's housing waiting list, how many households were removed from the list in the last full year where figures are available?

2. Can you list the reasons given for the removal from the list?

3. How many households were removed from the list because of death?

4. How many households have been on the list for a) between five years and ten years b) ten years or more

5. With regards to household that has been on the list the longest, how long have they been on the list?

6. Can you provide the same figures provided for questions 1. 2. and 3 for each of the last ten years or as far back as the cost limit will allow?

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Re: 23630 - Housing waiting list

Dear Mr Alwakeel,

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

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Yours sincerely,

Brad Sakaria-Flynn
Information Governance Team
Kirklees Council, Governance Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

RE: 23630 - Housing waiting list

Thank you for your enquiry.

From our preliminary assessment it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification.

The Council requires further information in order to identify and locate the information you have asked for. In particular, it would be useful to know:-

In relation to your question 1)With regard to the authority's housing waiting list, how many households were removed from the list in the last full year where figures are available? Would you please clarify your understanding of housing waiting list as the information we hold is not a ‘waiting list’, it is a housing register where applicants actively bid for properties. Is that the information you require?

Once you have clarified the information you require, I will action your request. If I do not receive clarification within one month this question will be considered to have lapsed.

• Under section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), a public authority need not comply with a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied.

• Under regulation 12(4)(c) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2014 (EIR), a public authority can refuse to answer a request that is too general, provided the public authority has gone back to the requester and asked for extra information, offering a advice and assistance to help to explain, clarify or rephrase their request.

In this case the Council considers that the EIR apply / FoIA applies.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards

Karen Broadbent
Information Governance Team
Governance Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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