Advice to Selector on Criterion for Shortlisting Local Government Projects

Sam Urquhart made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like request details of any advisory documents produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government, for use by the Selector, Stuart Hoggan, in drawing up his shortlist of proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act (2007) Section 3(1).

Yours faithfully,

Sam Urquhart

Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request 'Advice to Selector on Criterion for Shortlisting Local Government Projects'.

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Yours sincerely,

Sam Urquhart

CLG-FOIAdvice, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Did you receive a copy of this reply that I have found on our filing system? When you have given consideration to this response I would be grateful if you would let me know if a review is still required.

Juliet Tomlin
FIOAT
DCLG
020 7944 8226

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Hi Juliet,

Thanks for getting back to me. It appears that no review is required, although for some reason or other I didn't get the initial reply from Stuart.

The confusion stems from the wording of the Sustainable Communities Act 2007, which states that "Before inviting proposals under section 2, the Secretary of State must appoint a person (the “selector”)" and that "The selector must be a person who represents the interests of local authorities."

So I naturally didn't think that the LGA qualified as a "person" in that sense, but it seems that it does (?).

With that in mind, I would like to revise my initial FOI request, which now reads as follows:

I would like request details of any advisory documents produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government, for use by the Selector, under the Sustainable Communities Act (2007) Section 3(1).

Yours sincerely,

Sam Urquhart

Jennifer Sewell, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Dear Sam,

Please see attached acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.
<<090302 FOI acknowlegement F0002989 - sca selector guidance.doc>>
Jennifer Sewell
Communities Programme Office
Communities and Local Government
5/A6 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

Tel: 020 7944 3006
email: [email address]

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Jennifer Sewell, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Dear Mr Urquhart,

Please find attached response and information relating to your Freedom of
Information request.

<<090312 FOI response F0002989 - sca selector guidance.pdf>> <<081002 -
letter to LGA - for FOI F0029289.pdf>> <<081015 - letter to LGA for FOI
F0002989.pdf>> <<992674 for FOI F0002989.pdf>>

Jennifer Sewell
Communities Programme Office
Communities and Local Government
5/A6 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

Tel: 020 7944 3006
email: [email address]

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.

Jennifer Sewell, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Dear Mr Urquhart,

Please find attached the leaflet mentioned in the response letter
(attached to my earlier email) containing information about the
Department's review procedures and how to apply for an internal review of
your case if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has
been handled or the outcome.

<<061027 DCLG IR procedures.pdf>>
Jennifer Sewell
Communities Programme Office
Communities and Local Government
5/A6 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DU

Tel: 020 7944 3006
email: [email address]

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.