Licenced Betting Offices in Dumfries and Galloway 2007-13

Richard Richardson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board

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Richard Richardson

Dear Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board,

Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.

This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over time.

Some councils make their current register available online,
unfortunately this gives just the current number not the historic trend.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Richardson

FOI, Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board

Dear Mr Richardson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your request for information and clarification which was received 4 April 2014 and is being dealt with in terms of the above Act. Your request has been given the unique Reference 13772 and should be quoted on all correspondence.

Under the Terms of the Act, we have a statutory obligation to respond to your request within 20 working days from the day after your request was received. A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not later than 7 May 2014.

You should be aware that there might be a fee charged for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. You will be advised by means of a 'fees notice' and no information will be provided without the fees being duly paid.

Where your request for information has been examined in detail and deemed as a “business as usual” request, it will be responded to by the appropriate Service within the Council.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Colin Brown
on behalf of Alex Little
Senior Information Officer
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Tel: 01387 260102

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Richard Richardson

Dear FOI,

Has there been any progress on this request which is now over the 20 day limit suggested by the ICO?

Please note that I want to understand the number of bookmakers operating in each year and so I need to know how many licences were issued in each year and also how many ended by being revoked/surrendered or lapsed.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

FOI Responses, Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board

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Dear Mr Richardson

I refer to your request for information received 4 April 2014 and apologise for the delay. I attach information supplied by the Licensing Board and would ask you to note that information dating from 2007 is not available.

You should be aware that the Licensing Board holds the copyright for the material provided and it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me, however if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with you may request a review of the decision by writing to Senior Information Officer at Information Management & Complaints Unit, 118 English Street, Dumfries DG1 2DE, within 40 days of receiving this email. Thereafter: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, Telephone: 01334 464 610.

If you are unhappy with a decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner, you may be able to take the matter to the courts or complain to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely

Colin Brown
on behalf of Alex Little
Senior Information Officer
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Tel: 01387 260102

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Richard Richardson

Dear FOI Responses,

Many thanks for this clear response

2008 - 26
2009 - 26
2010 - 25
2011 - 25
2012 - 23
2013 - 25

As licencing only came to the board in Sept 2007 it seems safe to assume 26 as the 2007 total.

Thankyou

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson