Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Looking to request how much the Catholic church contributes to the education department towards the cost of specific Catholic education/ schools in North Lanarkshire.

Looking for this information to be broken down over the last 10 years.

If this request does not exceed the initial cost also looking for information which the council holds in relation to communication and concerns raised by the Catholic church around joint campus non denominational and Catholic schools.

Yours faithfully,

Pete Simpson

Kirkpatrick Angelene, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Simpson

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Lanarkshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Request regarding funding'.

This request is now overdue and as such I seek an internal review and also make complaint/ ask why this information has been delayed with no communication to me

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Pete Simpson

McKay Neil, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Simpson

I refer to your email of 14 September and apologise that we have not met the statutory deadline for responding to your Freedom of Information request.

Your request has now been passed for internal review and the review response will be issued as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Neil McKay
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Democratic and Legal Services
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1 AB
Tel : 01698 302 484

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McKay Neil, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Simpson

 

Request for Information.

 

I refer to your email of 14 September 2019 in which you seek a Review into
the processing of a request for information you submitted on 13 August
2019.

 

This email constitutes the Council's response to your request for Review.

 

In your email of 14 September 2019 you express dissatisfaction that the
request of 13 August was not responded to within 20 working days.  Having
investigated, I acknowledge that a response to the request should have
been sent to you no later than 10 September 2019 and I apologise for this
failure to adhere to the statutory deadline.  I also apologise that prior
to your request for review, you were not contacted and informed that the
response to your request would be delayed or advised when you might expect
to receive the response.

 

With regard to your request of 13 August, please find set out below the
response to your 2 queries.

 

·         No funding is received from the Catholic Church towards the cost
of specific Catholic education/schools in North Lanarkshire.

 

·         Regarding information “in relation to communications and
concerns raised by the Catholic Church around joint campus
non-denominational and Catholic schools”.  While there is no central file
where such communications would be held, searches have been undertaken of
records held by senior staff most likely to receive such communications
and records of formal complaints received by the education department. 
The outcome of these searches was that no communications/concerns were
identified for the 10 year period up to the date of your request.

 

I can advise that when there is a proposal to build a joint campus
Catholic and non-denominational school, the proposal will be subject to
consultation.  The Catholic Church or Diocese of Motherwell, would be a
consultee and once the consultation has concluded a report is produced
which will include a summary or reproduction of the views provided by the
consultees to the proposal.  These reports are made publically available
and can be accessed from the Council’s website. Accordingly, I must advise
in terms of Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,
that information on communications and concerns raised by the Catholic
Church regarding joint campus Catholic/non-denominational schools is
already in the public domain.

 

For ease of reference, please find below a link to the Consultations page
of our website from which you can access recent consultation reports on
proposed joint campus schools.  Consultation reports on historic proposals
for joint campuses can be accessed via the Councils MARS (minutes, agendas
and reports) system.  The MARS system is searchable by keyword so a search
using terms such as “consultation”, “joint campus” or the name of the
school(s) will enable you to access relevant reports.  The direct link to
the MARS section of the Council’s website is also set out below.

 

[1]https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/inde...

 

[2]https://mars.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/ege...

 

I must advise you that, in terms of Section 47 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002, a person who is dissatisfied with a
notice given by a Local Authority under Section 21 of the Act - i.e. a
notice following a review of a decision by a Local Authority - may within
six months, make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for
a decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application,
the request for information to which the requirement relates has been
dealt with in accordance with the Act.  This letter does constitute a
notice given by North Lanarkshire Council under Section 21 of the Act, and
the Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

Fife

KY16  9DS

email: [3][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[4]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I must advise also that Section 56 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act makes provision for an appeal, on point of law, to the
Court of Session against a decision made by the Scottish Information
Commissioner under sub-section 2 of Section 49 by the person who applied
for that decision - and against a decision by the Commissioner under
sub-section 3(b) of that Section by the person who applied for that
decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Neil McKay

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

Democratic and Legal Services

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1 AB

Tel : 01698 302 484

 

 

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