Request for all correspondence (inc emails) regarding letter to Sajid Javid from CCC 5/10/2021

Paul Carr made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cumbria County Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Cumbria County Council,

Dear Sir or Madam,
Please Supply all correspondence, including emails, which preceded and succeeded the letter from Colin Cox , Director of Public Health to The Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP dated 5th. October 2021 and relating to the proposal to vary community water fluoridation arrangements in Cumbria and to also the new water treatment works at Williamsgate.
There is no reference on the letter which is copied below for your convenience.
Thank you for your assistance.
Yours faithfully,

Paul Carr

Cumbria County Council
Serving the people of Cumbria
cumbria.gov.uk
Public Health  Cumbria House  107-117 Botchergate  Carlisle
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T: 01228 226314
5 October 2021
The Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0EU
BY FIRST CLASS POST &
EMAIL
Dear Mr Javid
Proposal to vary Community Water Fluoridation arrangements in Cumbria
Cumbria County Council (“the Council”) proposes that water fluoridation arrangements be varied to reflect a change in the water sources to be fluoridated and, as a consequence, change the area of the arrangements.
In accordance with Section 88J of the Water Industry Act 1991, as amended, the Council now seeks your opinion as to whether the arrangements as varied in accordance with the above proposal would be operable and efficient.
In accordance with paragraph (2) of the above section the Council has consulted with United Utilities (UU, the water undertaker) as to whether the arrangements as varied in accordance with the proposal would be operable and efficient.
In accordance with paragraph (5) we enclose the opinion of UU on this matter and further details of the proposal. The opinion of UU is that the water fluoridation arrangements as varied in accordance with the proposal would be operable and efficient. We must stress that UU have disclosed their opinion to us on the basis that it is solely used for the purpose of consulting with you and have sought assurances that it will not be made available publicly due to content which may be exempt from disclosure under FOI and/or EIR provisions. Where such a request is made for disclosure a redacted version of the report could be supplied for such purposes. UU can be contacted directly via their Chief Scientific Officer, Charmian Abbott
In accordance with paragraph (2) of the above section we now seek your opinion as to whether the arrangements as varied in accordance with the proposal would be operable and efficient.
We have worked closely with Public Health England (now the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities) in this matter.

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Reference: FOI-11704-2022

Thank you for your request for information regarding Letter to Sajid Javid
from CCC 5/10/2021, which was received on 23/01/2022.

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 18/02/2022.
Subject to the information not being exempt or containing any references
to third parties.

The council will, as a matter of routine make information available in
electronic format. Where it is not practical to do this information will
be provided in hard copy (paper). If information is required in
alternative formats e.g. language, audio, large print, etc., please
indicate this as soon as possible so the council can consider your
request.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 define a number of
exemptions/exceptions which may prevent information being released to you
automatically. The council will make an assessment about the application
of any exemptions/exceptions and issue you with a decision letter, which
will include details of your right to appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party the
council will consult with them prior to making a decision about the
release of information.

In accordance with the council's Charging Policy a fee may be charged for
supplying information. If a fee is payable you will be issued with a fees
notice. The applicable fee must be paid in full before the information is
processed and released. The statutory time limit for responses is
suspended until the council has received and processed your payment. If
payment is not received within three months of issuing the fees notice
your request will be closed.

If you have any queries or concerns about this email do not hesitate to
contact us.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
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Dear Information Governance,

Please note that your reply to my request is now overdue and in breach of your responsibility to have replied by 18th. February 2022.

I have allowed you 7 days grace and will be obliged if you will reply to my simple request by return.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Carr

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Paul,

 

I am writing to inform you that I am extending the timescale for the above
request for a further 20 working days from the current deadline date 18^th
February 2022, taking us to 18^th March 2022.

 

“Regulation 7(1)(3) – requirement to notify the requester that the
authority needs an extension of time to deal with a request which is
complex or voluminous.”

 

The reason for this extension is due to the volume of work. I have
received  36 separate documents from the service, some with multiple pages
and each page needs reviewing and some need redacting manually which can
take 2-5 minutes per page. Some pages are emails which needed manually
converting to PDF to ensure the information is both non-editable and easy
to read.

 

In addition to the volume of work, I will also need to send out “Third
party consultations” as some of the information is about other
organisations. I will give the organisations a timescale in line with the
new deadline, which will allow them to get back to me with any objections
before we release this information.

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Jayne Harty

Information Governance & Complaints Officer | Service Centre

Corporate Customer and Community Services Directorate| Cumbria County
Council
Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ

 

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Dear Information Governance,
Your reply to my request was due on the 18th. March.
Please expedite and advise why this is further delayed in breach of the regulations.
Thank you
Paul Carr

Yours sincerely,

Paul Carr

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr Carr,

Thank you for your email of 22nd March 2022.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in our response; even with the extension it has taken quite a lot of time to collate and redact all the required documents from various sources, and some of the information proposed for release requires a third party consultation - as soon as I have their agreements, I will be sending the response to you.

Again, apologies for the delay, please contact me if you require any further information.

Kind Regards,

Jayne Harty
Information Governance & Complaints Officer | Service Centre
Corporate Customer and Community Services Directorate| Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
t: 01228 221234
e: [Cumbria County Council request email]
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Please note I am available for emails, phone calls and meetings from 9:00am – 4:30pm, (Tuesdays and Fridays) and from 9:00 – 3:00pm (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
 
This is only during the school term.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr Carr,

I am writing to you today to advise that your request for information FOI-11704-2022 has been logged under the Freedom of Information Act in error. As such, I must advise that we will now respond under the Environmental Information Regulations.

I am very conscious that you are still waiting for your response, however due to the continued complexity of work associated with provided a response, I feel this delay in unavoidable and I am sincerely sorry about that.

I am now in receipt of the third party consultations previously discussed and as such once approved, the response will be on its way to you.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office if you are dissatisfied with how your Information Request has been handled: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us

Kind Regards,

Jayne Harty
Information Governance & Complaints Officer | Service Centre
Corporate Customer and Community Services Directorate| Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
t: 01228 221234
e: [Cumbria County Council request email]
www.cumbria.gov.uk

Please note I am available for emails, phone calls and meetings from 9:00am – 4:30pm, (Tuesdays and Fridays) and from 9:00 – 3:00pm (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
 
This is only during the school term.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms. Harty,
Further to our phone conversation of 25th. March I was rather hoping to have had the information by early this week as mentioned.

The drinking water supply and the environment are very much subjects of public interest and I trust you will release all the documents accordingly in the timeframe discussed.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Carr

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your email.

Following our discussion on the 25th March, I can inform you that the response is now with the appropriate person for approval and will be with as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Jayne Harty
Information Governance & Complaints Officer | Service Centre
Corporate Customer and Community Services Directorate| Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
t: 01228 221234
e: [Cumbria County Council request email]
www.cumbria.gov.uk

Please note I am available for emails, phone calls and meetings from 9:00am – 4:30pm, (Tuesdays and Fridays) and from 9:00 – 3:00pm (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
 
This is only during the school term.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000, Reference: FOI-11704-2022

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
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| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
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Dear Ms. Harty,

Thank you for re-sending the Egress files .

This has not solved the problem and we are still unable to access the information.

Perhaps your IT colleagues can come up with a solution to this frustrating issue as a matter of urgency.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Carr