Transactions over £500 from February 2019

Spend Network made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cornwall Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here:https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since January 2019.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £500 from February 2019 to at most a quarter in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Dora Homoki

Spend Network

Cornwall Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI)/Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) request - Reference FOI-101004471347. In normal
circumstances we will provide a response within 20 working days of
receiving your request. There may be a small number of occasions where we
may need to extend the 20 working day deadline. We will inform you if this
is likely.

Cornwall Council is made up of many different services and additionally,
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We deal with around 2000 FOI/EIR requests for information each year, with
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Resources - Finance Freedom of Information, Cornwall Council

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Dear Ms Homoki

 

Thank you for your request for information, please find attached our
response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Alison Crawford

Business Support Officer

Resources Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 492452

Email address: [1]resources-finance[Cornwall Council request email]

Room 3S, New County Hall, Treyew Road

Truro TR1 3AY

DX: 12262 Truro 4

[2]www.cornwall.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Cornwall Council,

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

On 9 May 2019, I sent you a FOI request for your expenditure over £500 from February to present. It was allocated the reference FOI-101004471347.

On 16 May 2019, you refused my request citing Section 22 of the FOI Act as grounds for an exemption.

However, the local government transparency code states:
Part 2.1: Information to be published quarterly
26. Data covered by this section includes expenditure exceeding £500 (see paragraphs 28 and 29) Government Procurement Card transactions (paragraph 30), and procurement information (see paragraphs 31 and 32).
27. The data and information referred to in this Part (2.1) must be:
first published within a period of three months from the date on which the local authority last published that data under the Local Government Transparency Code 201413 and not later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable
published quarterly thereafter and on each occasion not later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable.

Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

This means that the data should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please also take note of this decision notice from the ICO on the use of Section 22 of the FOI Act in these circumstances: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Dora Homoki

Spend Network

Freedom Of Information Mail, Cornwall Council

Information Classification: CONTROLLED

 

 

Dear Dora Homoki,

 

Thank you for your e-mail.  We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with
the response to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

As required by the legislation, a full review of your original request
will now be undertaken. The case number remains as FOI-101004471347 which
we would kindly ask you to quote on all correspondence.

 

Please note that under the FOI, a public authority has up to 20 working
days in which to respond to an internal review. Where the information has
been dealt with under the EIR provisions, a public authority has up to 40
working days in which to respond. 

 

We therefore anticipate responding to you on or before the 14/06/19, but
will endeavour to respond sooner wherever possible.

 

If the Internal Review does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction,
you then have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) using the following contact details:

 

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Email: [1][email address]

 

Kind regards

 

Marc

 

Marc Allen | Information Management Advisor

Cornwall Council | Corporate & Information Governance | Customer Access &
Digital Services

[2][email address]  | Tel: 01872 322647 | Int: 492647

[3]www.cornwall.gov.uk | ‘Onen hag oll’

4N, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY

Please note I do not work Mondays

 

Privacy Statement

 

We will only process the information input on this form to deal with your
Freedom of Information Request.

The information you provide may be shared across the various service areas
of Cornwall Council, as well as the Council’s wholly owned Group of
Companies (such as Cormac, Cornwall Housing, Cornwall Airport Newquay &
Cornwall Development Company), in order to fully investigate and answer
the request

You have a right to withdraw consent to your Freedom of information
request at any time by contacting: Freedom of Information, New County
Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY or [4][Cornwall Council request email].

If you would like to access any of the information we hold about you or
have concerns regarding the way we have processed your information, please
contact: Data Protection Officer, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Truro,
TR1 3AY.

 

Email: [5][email address]  Tel: 01872 326424 

 

Further details can be found on the full [6]privacy policy.

 

 

This e-mail and attachments are intended for above named only and may be
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based on them, nor must you copy or show them to anyone; please e-mail us
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be subject to recording and/or monitoring in accordance with the relevant
legislation and may need to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Security
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Crawford Alison, Cornwall Council

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This e-mail and attachments are intended for above named only and may be
confidential. If they have come to you in error you must take no action
based on them, nor must you copy or show them to anyone; please e-mail us
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Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Security
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liability for any damage caused by a virus.

Dear Crawford Alison,

Thank you for the provided information, I appreciate the cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network