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0116 252 7605
FOI Ref 3477
1st March 2010
Dear N Wright
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
Your request for information has now been considered and the Council’s
response to your questions is shown below.
You asked: I am interested in the amounts paid by each school in Leicester LEA to
third parties in relation to temporary staffing cover. My hope is to
receive an electronic breakdown of amounts paid through the
department's purchase ledger by school.
1. I would like the information in electronic format. This should avoid
any printing cost issues.
2. In order to avoid your having to collate information from peripheral
systems, I am willing to accept information only from your main system
(I would like you to advise which system this is). By main system I mean
the system that handles the largest part of the department's
expenditure. If supplier payments are made through separate systems,
then I would like you to choose the main system for each.
3. The information I require for each school is: School Name; Supplier
name and total amount paid.
4. I would like the information to cover the year 2008/9. I will accept
2007/8 figures if this is not possible.
Schools pay their own invoices from their own accounting systems and
therefore we do not have access to this information. We do know what each
school paid on CFR code E26 (Agency supply teaching staff) for 2008/09 and
this information is attached.
CFR is the Consistent Financial Reporting system; it is a framework created
by the DCSF and spends for each school must be allocated to the same
universal code, in this instance, E26 Agency supply teaching staff.
To obtain further detail and supplier information please contact the schools
directly as they are the data holders. Therefore, this letter acts as a refusal
notice under section 17.1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because, in
accordance with this section of the Act, this information in not held by
Leicester City Council.
The legislation allows you to use the information supplied for your own
personal use. Please be aware that any commercial or other use, for example
publication, sale, or redistribution may be a breach of copyright under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended unless you obtain the
copyright holder's prior permission.
Not all the information that is supplied which is covered by copyright will be
the Council's copyright, for example it may be the copyright of a government
department or another Council. You should seek either the Council’s consent
or their consent as appropriate. The Council is willing to advise you of any
such potential issues on request. In order to make a request to re-use the
information please contact the Head of Information Governance using the
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please write to: Head of Information Governance Information Services Leicester City Council,
FREEPOST (LE985/33) New Walk Centre, LEICESTER LE1 6ZG
Your request for internal review should be submitted to the above address
within 40 (forty) working days of receipt by you of this response. Any such
request received after this time will only be considered at the Council’s
You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office
Wilmslow SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Please be aware that the Information Commissioner does not normally
consider appeals or complaints until the internal appeals and complaints
processes of the public authority which is answering the request have been
exhausted. You are therefore advised to complain or appeal to Head of
Information Governance before contacting the Commissioner.
Head of Information Governance