Bradford City Council did not have the information requested.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
On 8th March 2011 Rachel Lindley reached a decision that the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council acted neither unlawfully nor unreasonably with respect to its agreements with the developers of the Broadway site.
Please provide a full and unredacted copy of all material considered in reaching this decision and all relevant correspondence.
I originally requested this information from the Audit Commission, who informed me that they did not hold this information, but that the council would. A copy of my correspondence with the Audit Commission can be found here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...
Freedom of Information legislation requires authorities to respond promptly and in any case within 20 working days of receipt of a request for information. On this basis I should have received a response by 8th December 2011.
Please fulfil your legal obligations and respond.
Dear Mr Killip,
thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request which was received
by my office on the 10th November 2011, which was;
On 8th March 2011 Rachel Lindley reached a decision that the City of
Bradford Metropolitan District Council acted neither unlawfully nor
unreasonably with respect to its agreements with the developers of the
Broadway site. Please provide a full and unredacted copy of all material
considered in reaching this decision and all relevant correspondence.
Under Part 1 section 1 (a) of the FoI Act, I must inform you that the
Council does not have the information requested. This is because only the
auditor who undertook the investigation will know what material was
considered in reaching their decision. As the Council is not party to the
independent auditor decision process we cannot know what documents form
part of the body evidence considered was relevant and which was discounted
as not relevant in the formation of their determination.
I can only offer the advice you have been given already and that is to
contact the auditor concerned.
If you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for a review of
this decision by contacting [Bradford City Council request email] or by writing to
Freedom of Information, 4th Floor, Britannia House, Bradford, West
Yorkshire, BD1 1HX.
Under the freedom of Information Act if you are still not satisfied with
the outcome of this response you have the right of appeal to the
Information Commissioner who can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
Tel: 01625 545700 URL: http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
Department of Finance
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, 5th Floor Britannia House,
Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX
Tel: 012774 432870 e-mail:[email address]
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