Dear Kent County Council,

1)Would you please provide the recorded information that you may have that defined what an Inhabitant is?

2) Would you provide recorded information that you may have regarding what a County Council is?
A) And What is a Borough Council?
B) What is the difference between the two?

3) Would you provide recorded information that you may have regarding Which County Council your Borough Council belong to?

4) Would you please provide recorded information regarding the contacts details of your County Council
A) Contact details of the department that deals with the liabilities of the Inhabitants.
B) How many Borough does your County has?

5) Would you please tell the public what recorded information you may have regarding what an inhabitant of a County is?
A) Being Inhabitant consist of? or what are the characteristics necessary in being an Inhabitant?
B) What does it take to be an Inhabitant?
C) What does it take to stay an Inhabitant:

Yours faithfully,

By: Blaise
A living soul

 

Information request
Our reference: 11534277

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Dear Ms Tchoula
   
Thank you for your email which we received on 17 January 2020.
 
 
Kent County Council (KCC) acknowledges your request for information, which
we will consider under the relevant legislation (Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004).
 
Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the data
to you as soon as possible but no later than 14 February 2020 (20 working
days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 
Please quote our reference - 11534277 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 

Please see our [1]Information Rights Privacy Notice for details of how we
process your personal data.

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
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Dear Ms Tchoula
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17 January 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
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Dear Kent County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's handling of my FOI request '2020_01January_17 Inhabitant of a County'.

Thank you for your prompt response.
i would like to receive clarification on the following answer as a review.

My Question 1::
1)Would you please provide the recorded information that you may have that defined what an Inhabitant is?

Your Response to Question 1. :
This is not information held by KCC.

Definition of Inhabitant from a google dictionnairy.
An Inhabitant of land is defined as: Please go to this link to confirm that.
inhabitant
plural noun: inhabitants
a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place.
Similar: resident, occupant, occupier, dweller, settler, local, native, population, populace, people, public, community, citizenry, folk, townsfolk, townspeople, denizen, burgher, residentiary, habitant, oppidan, indweller ....
a person who fulfills the residential or legal requirements for being a member of a state or parish.

My Request for Clarification on Question 1:
Now that you have been made of a common definition of Inhabitant and the similarity what is your answer to question 1.
A) Furthermore, have you got any inhabitants on your land?
B) What would happen if someone who lives in your land regards or/and describes himself as an inhabitant, do you accept that he or she is one of the people occupying your land and therefore who he/she said he is?
C) Is this definition of Inhabitant legally acceptable for your organization is not please provide your own recorded definition or confirm that you accept this one.

My Question 2:
2) Would you provide recorded information that you may have regarding what a County Council is?
A) And What is a Borough Council?
B) What is the difference between the two?

Your Response 2:
This is not information held by KCC. However, please see the link below for more
information: https://www.gov.uk/understand-how-your-c...

My Request for Clarification on Question 2:
Your answer to question 4 makes this response disingenuous. would you please define these two terms and then tell us what their different rules are:
A) County Council.
B) Borough Council.
C) What is the difference in duties between these two when it comes to the liability of the inhabitant?

My Question 3:
3) Would you provide recorded information that you may have regarding Which
County Council your Borough Council belong to?

Your Response 3:
Kent County Council is not a Borough Council; therefore, this is not applicable.

My Request for Clarification on Question 3:
Your response shows that you must know the difference between a Borough Council and a County Council. Therefore you being dishonest in failing to respond to question 2.

4) Would you please provide recorded information regarding the contacts details
of your County Council
All KCC staff can be contacted via [email address] or 03000 414141
A) Contact details of the department that deals with the liabilities of the
Inhabitants.
For details of KCC Public Liability Insurance, this is the responsibility of the finance
department:
https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-counci...
policies/insurance-details
B) How many Borough does your County has?
Kent has 12 borough councils, please see details on the link below:
https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-counci...

5) Would you please tell the public what recorded information you may have regarding what an inhabitant of a County is?
A) Being Inhabitant consist of? or what are the characteristics necessary in being an Inhabitant?
B) What does it take to be an Inhabitant?
C) What does it take to stay an Inhabitant:

Your Response 5:
This is not information held by KCC.

Please clarify your position on this question.
Do you accept the common definition of inhabitant and therefore answer the rest of the questions.

Thank you for your time.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

Yours faithfully,

Blaise Tchoula

 

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Our reference: 11534277

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Dear Ms Tchoula
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 23 January 2020. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that we are considering your concerns and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 20 February 2020.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
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Kent County Council

Dear Ms Tchoula

 

Information requested by Ms Blaise Tchoula

 

Thank you for your correspondence of 23rd January 2020.

 

Having thoroughly reviewed your request and the subsequent response from
Kent County Council, I would like to respond to each of your queries in
turn:

 

Question 1 -

Now that you have been made of a common definition of Inhabitant and the
similarity what is your answer to question 1.

A) Furthermore, have you got any inhabitants on your land?

B) What would happen if someone who lives in your land regards or/and
describes himself as an inhabitant, do you accept that he or she is one of
the people occupying your land and therefore who he/she said he is?

C) Is this definition of Inhabitant legally acceptable for your
organization is not please provide your own recorded definition or confirm
that you accept this one.

 

Response

As explained previously, this is not information that is held by Kent
County Council in a recorded format.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to recorded
information held by public authorities like Kent County Council. The Act’s
provisions do not provide any rights of access to thoughts, opinions,
comments or interpretations, unless they have already been physically
recorded in some way. Neither does the Act oblige public authorities to
create information or obtain it for you from other sources (for example
Internet search engines). Therefore, KCC cannot respond to your question
because it doesn’t already hold the information you have requested and is
not obliged to give you an opinion.

Question 2 -

Your answer to question 4 makes this response disingenuous.   would you
please define these two terms and then tell us what their different rules
are:

A) County Council.

B) Borough Council.

C) What is the difference in duties between these two when it comes to the
liability of the inhabitant?

Response

Again, I am afraid this is not information that is already held in a
recorded format by Kent County Council.

The link that was previously provided will take you to a resource that
explains how Borough and County Councils function in England and what
different responsibilities they have. Depending on where you are based
geographically in Kent, it would be worthwhile to take a look at the
website for your Borough Council to see if they might hold the information
you seek.

Question 3 -

Your response shows that you must know the difference between a Borough
Council and a County Council. Therefore you being dishonest in failing to
respond to question 2.

Response

I do not find that Kent County Council has been dishonest in its response
to your original question; the response was correct in stating that this
information is not held in a recorded format by Kent County Council and
signposted you to an online resource that would be helpful in answering
your query.

Question 4 -

I could not see a complaint in relation to Question 4, so have not
responded accordingly.

Question 5 -

Please clarify your position on this question.  

Do you accept the common definition of inhabitant and therefore answer the
rest of the questions.

Response

This is not information that is already held by Kent County Council in a
recorded format.

Taking into consideration the points above, I am not able to uphold your
complaint, as there is no further recorded information that Kent County
Council is able to provide in respond to your questions.

I trust that this explanation now satisfies your complaint. However, if
you are still unhappy, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner, who
oversees compliance with access to information legislation including the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations
2004, Data Protection Act 2018 & General Data Protection Regulation.
Details of what you need to do, should you wish to pursue this course of
action, are available from the Information Commissioner’s website
[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/, or you can phone the ICO Helpline
on 0303 123 1113. 

Yours sincerely

 

Hannah Rumball | Information Governance Specialist | Information
Resilience & Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.87, Sessions
House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 416123 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
[2]Access to Information | Please see our [3]Information Rights Privacy
Notice for details of how we process your personal data in line with our
data protection obligations |

 

 

 

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