Totals for FOI Requests and FOI Section 21 Exemptions in 2016
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?
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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.
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
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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