London Borough of Redbridge
255-259 High Rd,
BY EMAIL ONLY
Ilford IG1 1NN
Housing Enquiries and Complaints team
Please reply to:
Operational Head of Housing Needs
Our ref: 7468830
Date: 26 November 2019
Dear Philip Barker Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information received on 29 October 2019.
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides two distinct but
related rights of access to information which impose corresponding duties on
public authorities. These are:
• The duty to inform the applicant whether or not information is held by the
authority and, if so,
• The duty to communicate that information to the applicant.
Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the London Borough
of Redbridge, when refusing to provide such information (because the
information is exempt within the provisions of the Act) to provide you, the
applicant, with a Notice which:
1. a) states the fact that an exemption has been applied
2. b) specifies the exemption in question, and
3. c) states why the exemption applies (if that would not otherwise be
I can confirm that London Borough of Redbridge holds the information you
requested. However we are withholding that information since we consider that
the following exemptions apply to it.
You requested the following information:
How many residents on the council waiting list have been placed in
properties in the Paragon building in central Ilford owned by Swan
Housing, how long has each resident been on the housing list and what
were the incomes of each resident.
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), we are not required to
provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible
This response therefore acts as a refusal notice under section 17 of the FoIA.
The information you requested is available at http://www.ellcchoicehomes.org.uk/
. If you do not have access to the internet at home, you may be able to use
facilities at your local library.
I can also confirm that incomes are not a mandatory collection field and is not
held in a reportable format.
Please quote the reference number 7468830 in any future communications.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome or the handling of your request, you have
the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 20 working days of the date of receipt of the response to your
original email or letter and should be addressed to:
Information Officer, 7 th Floor (front), Lynton House, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1NN or
sent to email@example.com
If you are still dissatisfied with the Council’s response after the internal review
you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Although the London Borough of Redbridge has considered your request strictly
in accordance with the Act, if any or all of the information provided is to be
published or broadcast, we would like the opportunity to comment on the
information provided, in so far as that publication or broadcast refers to, or in any
way identifies, the London Borough of Redbridge before the information is
published or broadcast. The London Borough of Redbridge’s Press Office can be
contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operational Head of Housing Needs