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S Bartle 
(WhatDoTheyKnow.com) 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Ref: MGLA100918-2445 
 
19 September 2018 
 
 
 
Dear S Bartle 
 
Thank you for your request for information about London Assembly Member Navin Shah, which 
the Greater London Authority (GLA) received on 10 September 2018. Your request has been 
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  
 
You requested:  
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to know 
1) how many emails (the total) Nevin Shah, Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow 
receives from *constituents* (as opposed to organisations and lobbyists) per month 
(within the past year is fine) and  
2) how much casework Nevin Shah has submitted to the Greater London Authority 
(within the past year), with details of what the issues were about and 
3) how many times Nevin Shah has spoken at the London Assembly (within the past 
year). 

  
 
Our responses to your requests are below: 
 
1)  how many emails (the total) Nevin Shah, Assembly Member for Brent and 
Harrow receives from *constituents* (as opposed to organisations and 
lobbyists) per month (within the past year is fine) 
 

2)  how much casework Nevin Shah has submitted to the Greater London 
Authority (within the past year), with details of what the issues were about  
 
The Greater London Authority does not hold this information for the purposes of the FOI Act. 
 
Assembly Members’ information concerning constituency business is considered Members’ own 
information (see the GLA protocol on Members’ recordkeeping - appendix D of the Authority’s 
records management policy) - and is not considered to be information held by the GLA for the 
purposes of Freedom of Information Act requests to the GLA. 
 
 
 

3) how many times Nevin Shah has spoken at the London Assembly (within the past 
year). 
 
Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, we are not required to provide information 
in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to the applicant.  
 
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information 2000 provides that:  
 
"(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise than under section 1 
is exempt information. 
 
 
The information you have requested is published on our website so it is reasonably accessible to 
you. This exemption is not subject to the public interest test. 
 
Any information we hold in scope of this request is recorded in the published London Assembly 
full Assembly meeting records and Committee meeting records, which include minutes and 
webcasts. You can find these at https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/assembly-work  
 
You can also find records of questions put to the Mayor by Assembly Member Shah at Mayor’s 
Question Time meetings https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/questions-
mayor. 
There are written and oral questions.  
 
You may also be interested in Assembly Member Shah’s press releases. You can find these at 
https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/assembly-member-press-
releases?order=DESC.
 
 
 
If you have any further questions relating to this matter, please contact me, quoting the 
reference MGLA100918-2445. 
 
Yours sincerely  
 
 
 
Ruth Phillips 
Information Governance Officer 
 
If you are unhappy with the way the GLA has handled your request, you may complain using the 
GLA’s FOI complaints and internal review procedure, available at: 
https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/governance-and-spending/sharing-our-
information/freedom-information