Dear Lisburn and Castlereagh District Council,
Can you tell me how many cases of sexual harassment against an elected representative have been reported to the council each year in the last five years please - each year separately?
And can you tell me what type of action, if any, was taken in each case please?
Good morning Shauna
Thank you for your enquiry of 8th January 2018, that is being treated as a Freedom of Information enquiry. You have supplied an email address but before your enquiry can be processed you would need to provide the Council with your full name, first name and surname.
Part I Section 8 (1) (b) of the Freedom of Information Act states that an FOI enquiry must "state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence". Guidance notes provided by the ICO state that the provision of A FIRST NAME in isolation is not sufficient under its definition of a real name and would therefore request you provide your surname in addition to the information you have already provided.
Once I receive this I can progress your request.
Dear Freedom of Information,
My name is Shauna Corr
Dear Ms. Corr
REF: Request Under Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your information request dated 12/02/2018.Please accept this
email as confirmation that your Freedom of Information Enquiry is
currently being dealt with.
Should the Council require any additional information in order to fulfil
your request we will contact you shortly.Please note there may be a
photocopying charge for any information released.
Dear Ms Corr,
I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and can respond to your enquiry as follows:
1. The Council has no record of any sexual harassment complaint/allegation made about Councillors in the last five financial years'.
Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development (Acting) Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council