All Invoices over £500.00

Rose Woodward made this Freedom of Information request to Cornwall Council

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Dear Cornwall Council,

Please provide me with a list of all individual invoices by company/organisation name, date and amount over the sum of £500.00 received & paid by Cornwall Council for the financial years 2008/09 & 2009/10. Please confirm the date the invoices were paid

Please confirm when you will comply with recommendations and guidance from the Government to publish this information on a regular basis on the Council website.

Yours faithfully,

Rose Woodward

Rose Woodward left an annotation ()

I have asked Cornwall Council when they intend to comply with the current guidelines to publish this information for over 2 months, my local Councillor has asked them. No reply has been received. It's a shame that in a era of supposed openness and transparency this attitude of secrecy still exists in some quarters of the public services/local authorities

liz jones left an annotation ()

It may be worth adding charities and not for profit enterprises also Ltd companies the council have set up themselves

Freedom Of Information Mail, Cornwall Council

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Dear Ms Woodward

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information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you have
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you a copy by post.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah White
Policy Officer - Business Intelligence

Chief Executive's Office
Cornwall Council
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liz jones left an annotation ()

Hi Rose.
My Request has been ignored so I have had to ask for an internal review.
liz

Dear Cornwall Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cornwall Council's handling of my FOI request 'All Invoices over £500.00'.

You have not responded to my request within the time period you said you would. You have not given me a reason why you have failed to provide the information within the legal time frame.

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

Yours faithfully,

Rose Woodward

Freedom Of Information Mail, Cornwall Council

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Dear Ms Woodward,

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your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If
you have difficulty in opening the attachment(s), please contact me and I
will send you a copy by post.

Kind regards,

Sarah White
Policy Officer - Business Intelligence

Chief Executive's Office
Cornwall Council
Tel: 01872 32 6413
Fax: 01872 261866
[1][Cornwall Council request email]

Central Scanning Unit, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

[2]www.cornwall.gov.uk

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Freedom Of Information Mail, Cornwall Council

Dear Ms Woodward

Thank you for your email. I understand that you have now received information from the Council in response to your Freedom of Information request. I apologise for the delay of the response, it took additional time to redact personal information contained in the document.

I understand that this is no excuse under the legislation but the Council has to be sure that the personal information we process is protected from unauthorised disclosure.

Please let me know if you would like to continue with your request for an internal review of the way the Council has dealt with your request.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah White
Policy Advisor
Chief Executive's Department
Cornwall Council
Tel: 01872 323673 (Tues/Wed/Fri)
Tel: 01736 336860 (Thurs)
Email: [Cornwall Council request email]

Central Scanning Unit, County Hall, Truro. TR1 3AY

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Dear Freedom Of Information Mail,

Would you please confirm why you have redacted information on invoices, some of which are on invoices for many thousands of pounds. People in receipt of public money, especially many tens of thousands of pounds, should not receive public money unless they and the Council are prepared to be open and transparent about it.

Are the people you have paid public money to registered for VAT? Are they sole traders? Do they pay tax, If they are running a commercial business or receiving donations from the public purse then it is not acceptable to their information to be withheld/redacted under the Data protection Act.

Presumably they have signed a contract with Cornwall Council?.

Have you changed your policy so that in the future all recipients of public money will have to be accountable & open to scrutiny to reflect the new Gov guidelines.

Yours sincerely,

Rose Woodward

Freedom Of Information Mail, Cornwall Council

Dear Ms Woodward

Thank you for your email dated 24 September 2010.

The information which has been provided to you was collated by the Council's Finance Service. They did not carry out any assessment of the data they retrieved from our financial systems with the effect that we cannot determine whether the individuals listed under "Account Name" are commercial payees or vulnerable people who are receiving payments from social care for example.

Because of this we had to remove any personal data on the disclosure in response to your request.

We will publish spend over £500 from January 2011 in line with guidance from the Local Public Data Panel, and ensure that our financial systems are able to distinguish between the types of payees so that personal information will not be disclosed inappropriately.

We hope this response is satisfactory. However should you not be satisfied with our response and wish to complain about the outcome of your review please write to:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah White
Policy Advisor - Information Management
Public and Partner Relations
Chief Executive's Department
Cornwall Council
Tel: 01872 323673 (Tues/Wed/Fri)
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Central Scanning Unit, County Hall, Truro. TR1 3AY

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