Totals for FOI Requests and FOI Section 21 Exemptions in 2016

Nick Jackson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 100 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1) How many FOI requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 - Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;

2) How many FOI Section 21 exemptions did you employ during this same time period?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Jackson

Corporate Information Unit, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Jackson,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

In response to your request for information received at this office on
2^nd October 2017, please see the councils response below.

 

You requested:

 

1) How many FOI requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 - Dec
31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;

2029

 

2) How many FOI Section 21 exemptions did you employ during this same time
period?

Bolton Council applied the section 21 exemption to 129 of these Freedom of
Information Requests in this time period. Please note that this includes
applying the exemption either wholly or partly as some requests were also
exempted under other sections of the Act

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Mark Allen

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

 

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