Barratt Report Hackney Jan 1998

rebecca hemsley made this Freedom of Information request to Hackney Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by Hackney Borough Council of their handling of this request.

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please could you send me a copy of the Barratt report into child abuse in hackney published in January 1998

Please outline what other information you hold on Barratt report

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Administrator, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Rebecca Hemsley,

Thank you for logging your Information Request.

show quoted sections

Dear Administrator,

I have not had a response to my request as required for the Hackney Borough Council to be in compliance with the law. I would be grateful for your compliance with the FOI Act 2000

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Karen Tolson, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Ms Hemsley,

I apologise for the delay in providing a response to your Freedom of
Information request.

Due to an unfortunate oversight your request has not yet been actioned.
I have since contacted the team who hold this information and asked them
to provide you with a response with a matter of urgency.

Regards,

Karen Tolson
Information Management Officer
Finance and Resources Directorate
t 020 8356 6286
e [email address]
w www.hackney.gov.uk

show quoted sections

Dear Karen Tolson,

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Karen Tolson, Hackney Borough Council

Hi Rebecca,

I've spoken to colleagues in the Archives and Children's services and
we're gathering the information for you now. I'm off on leave for two
weeks on Monday, but a colleague within Children's Services will contact
you, hopefully at the beginning of next week, with a response to your
request.

Regards,

Karen Tolson
Information Management Officer
Finance and Resources Directorate
t 020 8356 6286
e [email address]
w www.hackney.gov.uk

show quoted sections

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

1 Attachment

Dear Rebecca Hemsley,
 
please find attached a response to your FOI request dated 8 July. I am
sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
 
Kind regards
 
Benjamin Wood
 
Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning
Children & Young People's Directorate, LB Hackney
0208 3565823 ext. 5823
 

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the
only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any
employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council
monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and
contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact
Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000.

Dear Ben Wood,

Thank you for your reply.

Taking into account the fact that the information holds on the Barratt report other than the report itself is not in an easy to retrieve format which is not easily collated, I will drop that part of the request in favour of the following.

Thank you for the information as to the full title of the Barratt Report -'The Report of the 1997 Inquiry into "The Trotter Affair"'.

Please could you provide this to me in digital format sent to this email.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

Hi Rebecca,

I would like to be as helpful as possible on this - and we had some debate internally about the level of redaction that would be needed on individual names etc to share the related information before concluding that we couldn't do it within 18 hours.

We don't have a digital copy of the report. We can photocopy it and send through the post but that would mean a charge of 50p per page x 149 pages. The only copies we hold are in a hard format in the archive. I appreciate this doesn't help you enormously but it does seem a visit to our archives or the British Library is only the option.

Regards

Ben

Benjamin Wood

Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning
Children & Young People's Directorate, LB Hackney
0208 3565823 ext. 5823

show quoted sections

Dear Benjamin Wood,
Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning Children & Young People's Directorate

I have received your reply, at which I am appalled.

I too would like Hackney Borough Council to be as helpful as they can on this as well but the situation we are in now is that 4 months have gone by since my legitimate request and Hackney Borough Council are still prevaricating, having already failed to comply with the law. I have been excessively patient so far.

Furthermore Hackney Borough Council are prevaricating over, as far as I can tell over a very comparatively tiny amount of money for the council WHEN Hackney Borough Council have been criticised in this very report that I am asking for, for failing to suspend someone who went on to commit more sexual abuse, against children.

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, HACKNEY COUNCILS FAULT AND YOU ARE ARGUING ABOUT A FEW QUID? Please think about that.

Do you not think that that amount of money is money well spent (not that it is money anyway , merely time for your employees) in carrying out your duty of care to the people abused who should have been cared for properly by Hackney Borough Council in the first place? So that now at last they can begin to learn the truth and start the healing process?

How do you think the victims feel when they see what Hackney is doing after having caused their suffering?

BUT to top it all, Hackney cannot by law, even charge redaction fees to me, so Hackney Councils reasons for not sending it to me are invalid.

Please could you send me the report, in digital format, by email to this address, redacted if necessary, as soon as possible and I would advise you to consider it money well spent in your duty to try and alleviate the horrible suffering that Hackney Borough Council have caused, suffering that can never be taken away, merely eased.

If the Council or any of its employees had anything about them they would recognise that they have a duty to the victims to publish this also in your publication scheme so it is available on your website

Yours disgusted

Rebecca Hemsley

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

Hi Rebecca,

I do appreciate your frustrations on this matter.

To clarify, the report itself is already in the public domain - via our
archives or the British Library - and can be viewed by anyone without
redactions. It is only the associated information which has been
exempted under section 12 of the FOI act. Given the report was published
in 1997 I understand it wasn't typical practice at the team to make
digital copies, hence it was never converted into this format. Like many
other public bodies we find ourselves delivering essential services in
the face of shrinking resources. Unfortunately for this reason we are
unable to spare the resource to scan such a large document.

I acknowledge your concerns however about both the validity of this
response and the length of time it took. With that in mind I have
forwarded your email to our Information Management Team who will conduct
an internal review, as per the process outlined in my original letter to
you.

Kind regards

Ben

Benjamin Wood

Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning
Children & Young People's Directorate, LB Hackney
0208 3565823 ext. 5823

show quoted sections

Dear Ben Wood,

I do not think you do understand my frustrations on this matter, partly because you fail to understand the FOI laws.
Further I do not agree with calling an internal review yet. If I wish to call an internal review, I will do it my own time and will have prepared the reasoned arguments first rather than react to your time schedule.
You are free to do what you wish, but I am reserving my full rights independent of your internal review if you are calling it.
The law for your information is not whether it is publically available but whether it is reasonably accessible to me, which I am telling you it is not.
I ask you once again to scan 150 pages and I do not think this will impact adversely on the rest of your essential services.
Under s16 how long do you think that scanning 150 pages will take?

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

Hi Rebecca,

I had assumed from our dialogue that you were dissatisfied with my
response, hence I alerted the Information Management Team. However I
acknowledge your point below and I will ask that the internal review be
suspended pending your wishes. As part of that review however, they will
investigate both the validity of my response and the reasons for the
delay. This may be of assistance to you.

In the meantime and in recognition of your communication below, I am
happy to review my initial response in terms of directing you to our
archives or the British Library to view a copy of the report. If you are
able to briefly outline why you feel these two sources are not
reasonably accessible then we may be able to provide you with assistance
in obtaining a copy.

Kind regards

Ben

Benjamin Wood

Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning
Children & Young People's Directorate, LB Hackney
0208 3565823 ext. 5823

show quoted sections

Dear Ben Wood, Strategic Business Lead

This is not a request for Internal Review.

I am asking you to review your decision first as you stated.

The point of the request is to make it available to everyone, especially victims of hackneys failure to protect them. I asked for a digital copy.

Neither the British Library nor your archives are satisfactory as "reasonably available" does not cover "information available for inspection".
Furthermore I cannot travel to Hackney, nor British Library as it is hundreds of miles there and back and not reasonably available s per guidance by ICO

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

I am on leave Friday 1 Nov & Monday 4 Nov, returning to the office 5 November. For any Business Support issues please contact Ross Tuckley (x5923) or Grace Walker (x3485). I will check my emails periodically, if your query is urgent please call me directly on 07880745099.

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Dear Ben Wood,

Further to my last email;

As regards the Report itself, you have not detailed which section you are refusing it on. However I hope this is not necessary as you will send me the electronic report.

On the other information which you state is not in an easily accessible format and refusing under section 12, please could you give a detailed breakdown of the estimation, and I ask for advice under s16 on how my request can be brought within the cost limits (eg electronic only records, or a particular time period, or those from a particular department etc). On this "other" information please advise on the basis of a separate request, more than 60 days after the last request.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Ben Wood, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Rebecca,

Thankyou for your last email. Although you have not requested an
internal review, this will now take place as per the London Borough of
Hackney's procedures for responding to FOI requests. This be undertaken
by the Information Management Team who will investigate both the
validity of my response and the reasons for the delay.

I will address your request to have a breakdown of the 'other'
information related to the report (exempted under section 12)
seperately.

Kind regards

Benjamin Wood

Strategic Business Lead, Safeguarding & Learning
Children & Young People's Directorate, LB Hackney
0208 3565823 ext. 5823

show quoted sections

Dear Ben Wood,

I have not received the result of the internal review or the other information despite the relevant lwful time period having passed

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Notice to Hackney Borough Council,
I have not received any response to the internal review nor my request for information about it to Ben Wood.
Hackney Borough Council is therefore braking the law.
If you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations they had with Hackney Borough Coucnil

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I have not received any reply to the independent review that you stated you would carry out on 8 Nov 2013.
Nor have I received a reply to my notice of 23rd Dec stating" If you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations
they had with Hackney Borough Council"
I will give you a notice of your default and opportunity to cure this situation by your replying in full within 48 hours.
If you do not then you will automatically agree to pay my fee schedule of £500 per email written.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Administrator,

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I have not received any reply to the independent review that you
stated you would carry out on 8 Nov 2013.
Nor have I received a reply to my notice of 23rd Dec stating" If
you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is
fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations
they had with Hackney Borough Council"
I will give you a notice of your default and opportunity to cure
this situation by your replying in full within 48 hours.
If you do not then you will automatically agree to pay my fee
schedule of £500 per email written.

Yours faithfully,

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Contact Centre,

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I have not received any reply to the independent review that you
stated you would carry out on 8 Nov 2013.
Nor have I received a reply to my notice of 23rd Dec stating" If
you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is
fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations
they had with Hackney Borough Council"
I will give you a notice of your default and opportunity to cure
this situation by your replying in full within 48 hours.
If you do not then you will automatically agree to pay my fee
schedule of £500 per email written.

Yours faithfully,

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Dear Karen Tolson,
Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I have not received any reply to the independent review that you
stated you would carry out on 8 Nov 2013.
Nor have I received a reply to my notice of 23rd Dec stating" If
you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is
fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations
they had with Hackney Borough Council"
I will give you a notice of your default and opportunity to cure
this situation by your replying in full within 48 hours.
If you do not then you will automatically agree to pay my fee
schedule of £500 per email written.

Yours faithfully,

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Ben Wood,

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I have not received any reply to the independent review that you
stated you would carry out on 8 Nov 2013.
Nor have I received a reply to my notice of 23rd Dec stating" If
you do not reply within 2 working days, then I assume that it is
fine for myself or anyone reading this to break any obligations
they had with Hackney Borough Council"
I will give you a notice of your default and opportunity to cure
this situation by your replying in full within 48 hours.
If you do not then you will automatically agree to pay my fee
schedule of £500 per email written.

Yours faithfully,

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hackney Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Barratt Report Hackney Jan 1998'.

I request an internal review into my lack of response to the internal review and illegal response to FOI request

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

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Ms Hemsley,

Thank you for your email; I have forwarded it to the FOI team,

Regards

Anne Marie Jones

show quoted sections

Dear Hackney Contact Centre,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Dear Administrator,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
The original request was 6th July. On 8th Novemeber Hackney chose to take this to Internal review.I still have not received the review.
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Karen Tolson,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
The original request was 6th July. On 8th Novemeber Hackney chose to take this to Internal review.I still have not received the review.
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Ben Wood,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
The original request was 6th July. On 8th Novemeber Hackney chose to take this to Internal review.I still have not received the review.
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Contact Centre,

Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
The original request was 6th July. On 8th Novemeber Hackney chose to take this to Internal review.I still have not received the review.
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,
Please can you tell me if I am ever going to receive a response from the internal review?
The original request was 6th July. On 8th Novemeber Hackney chose to take this to Internal review.I still have not received the review.
You are in contravention of the FOI Acts.
Furthermore if you do not reply, you agree under full commercial liability to recompensing me £100 per day for each day in default from now on.
Your Council is disgraceful and if no reply is forthcoming then it means you agree to renounce all liability for residents to pay anything to Hackney Council.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your
email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate
department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are
committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by
visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk
. You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services
online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Suzanne Doolin, Hackney Borough Council

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    1 7225362 Internal Review Outcome Letter CAS 652893 J09H0N R Hemsley.pdf

    62K Download View as HTML

Dear Ms Hemsley,
 
Please find attached a letter regarding the Internal Review of Freedom of
Information request, CAS-652893-J09H0N.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Suzanne Doolin
Information Management Officer
London Borough of Hackney
 
6-15 Florfield Road
London E8 1DT
[1][email address]
[2]www.hackney.gov.uk
 

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the
only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any
employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council
monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and
contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact
Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.hackney.gov.uk/

Suzanne Doolin, Hackney Borough Council

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    1 7225362 Internal Review Outcome Letter CAS 652893 J09H0N R Hemsley.pdf

    62K Download View as HTML

Dear Ms Hemsley,
 
Please find attached a letter regarding the Internal Review of Freedom of
Information request, CAS-652893-J09H0N.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Suzanne Doolin
Information Management Officer
London Borough of Hackney
 
6-15 Florfield Road
London E8 1DT
[1][email address]
[2]www.hackney.gov.uk
 

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the
only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any
employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council
monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and
contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact
Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.hackney.gov.uk/

Dear Suzanne Doolin,

Please could you tell me the reasons why you have not sent the Internal review results until now, despite many emails

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Suzanne Doolin,

You will note that an answer is way overdue to my question of 15th February

Yours sincerely

rebecca hemsley

Information Management, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Ms Hemsley,

Thank you for your email of 29/05/2014. I have made an urgent enquiry with the service area collating the documents to ask for an explanation and a date by which they will provide them. I apologise for this considerable delay and either myself or another member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to provide an update.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Doolin
Information Management Officer

show quoted sections

rebecca hemsley

Dear Suzanne Doolin,

Further to my email of 29th April asking for my question of 15th Feb to be answered, and of course the outstanding documents, I would like an update on your urgent enquiries of 30th April, of which I have not heard yet.

Please could you also State whether Hackney Council owns the Copyright to the Hackney Barratt report and what information is available on who does?

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Hemsley

Suzanne Doolin, Hackney Borough Council

Thank you for your email.

I am out of the office across the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday 06 - Friday 09 May 2014 I will be at a training event, with only intermittent access to email.

Should the matter require urgent attention, please redirect your email to [email address] marking it for the attention of Paul Hickford, or telephone ext 2347.

Kind regards,

Suzanne Doolin
Information Management Officer

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Contact Centre,

Further to my email of 29th April asking for my question of 15th Feb to be answered, and of course the outstanding documents, I would like an update on the urgent enquiries of 30th April, of
which I have not heard yet.

Please could you also State whether Hackney Council owns the Copyright to the Hackney Barratt report and what information is available on who does?

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk<http://www.hackney.gov.uk> . You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online<http://www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online>

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Ms Hemsley

Thank you for your e-mail. Please be advised that your e-mail has been forwarded onto LB Hackney's Information Management Department for a member of that department to respond directly to yourself

Many thanks

Mark Daly
Hackney Contact Centre

show quoted sections

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Contact Centre,

I have received no reply on this thread to my request of 7 th May as follows.

"Further to my email of 29th April asking for my question of 15th
Feb to be answered, and of course the outstanding documents, I
would like an update on the urgent enquiries of 30th April, of
which I have not heard yet.

Please could you also State whether Hackney Council owns the
Copyright to the Hackney Barratt report and what information is
available on who does?"

There is a possibility that you have wrongly sent the reply intended for here to another FOI request. If this is the case, please could you send it in reply to this thread, so that I and others may fully understand and see the reply in context.

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking for by visiting our website at www.hackney.gov.uk<http://www.hackney.gov.uk> . You can pay council bills, report problems and apply for services online at www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online<http://www.hackney.gov.uk/do-it-online>

Thank you

Hackney Council

Hackney Council may exercise its right to intercept any communication, the only exception to this would be confidential survey data, with any employee or agent of the Council using its telephony or data networks.
By using these networks you give your consent to Hackney Council monitoring and recording your communication.
If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it immediately and contact the sender.
For further information about Hackney Council policies please contact Hackney Service Centre on: 020 8356 3000

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Ms Hemsley

Thank you for your e-mail. Please be advised that your e-mail has been forwarded onto LB Hackney's Information Management Department for a member of that department to respond directly to yourself

Many thanks

Mark Daly
Hackney Contact Centre

show quoted sections

J Thornton left an annotation ()

Hi Rebecca,

I note with alarm that you've been waiting over five and half months for your questions to be answered and over three months since you asked for an internal review.

It appears that the Chief Officer allocated to your case has failed to do their duty.

Hackney Council advises, on its own website:
"What happens if I'm not happy?"

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/making-a-freed...

If you feel that your request has not been handled well, you do not agree that the information will be exempt, or you disagree with the suggested cost of providing the information, you can request an Internal Review of the original decision. Details of how to appeal will be provided with any response to your request.

A Chief Officer will review your case to ensure that the officers dealing with the original request have done so in line with the requirements of the legislation. If they decide that information should not be exempt then it will be released.

If you are not satisfied with this decision you can complain to the Information Commissioner (see below) who is independent of the Council.

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Administrator, Hackney Borough Council

Dear Rebecca Hemsley,

Thank you for logging your Information Request.

show quoted sections

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

I am still awaiting a proper response to this request as well.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please could I have an answer to my legitimate request. You are quite clearly not complying with the law. you may be aware that if individuals fail to comply with the statutory duty, then they are personally liable.
Please could you tell me whose responsibility it is to answer this request.
If you do not answer this request, then all the officers of Hackney Council will be regarded as criminals and subject to arrest at any time

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

rebecca hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

You have failed to reply to several legitimate requests. You are therefore in breach of the FOI Act. This is a criminal act. I will charge 1,000 for each email that goes unaswered. Failure to answer will be taken as agreement to this fee schedule.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

rebecca hemsley

Dear Administrator,

The council is in breach of the FOI Act, i am still awaiting a reply

Yours sincerely,

rebecca hemsley

Hackney Contact Centre, Hackney Borough Council

This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email. Your email has been successfully received and passed on to the appropriate department in the Council to answer your enquiry.

We do our best to respond to emails as soon as possible and are committed to resolving enquiries within ten working days.

In the meantime you may find the information you are looking on

www.hackney.gov.uk<http://www.hackney.gov.uk>. You can also pay council bills, report problems and apply for services.

The contents of this email are confidential to the intended recipient at the email address to which it has been addressed. It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than this addressee, nor may it be copied in any way. If received in error, please contact Hackney Council, www.hackney.gov.uk on 020 8356 3000 quoting the name of the sender and the addressee and then delete it from your system. Please note that neither Hackney Council nor the sender accepts any responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan the email and attachments (if any). No contracts may be concluded on behalf of Hackney Council by means of email communications.

Please note that Hackney Council reserves the right to monitor emails for the purpose of monitoring or communications relevant to the Company?s business under the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception Of Communications) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2699) ("the Regulations") for the following reasons: to investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the systems, e.g. that this policy is being observed, that no discriminatory or offensive content appears in emails; to maintain an adequate level of security for our computer systems; to detect any computer viruses; to check mailboxes of absent employees. To exercise its right under the Regulations, Hackney Council must have made all reasonable efforts to inform every person who may use the system that interception may take place and this notice to you should be regarded as such notification.

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please send this complaint to the Council monitoring officer , who would be failing in his duty I am told if he deos not ensure that the Council do its duty under the FOI act, as to why I have not had a reply as required under the FOI Act

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Hemsley

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hackney Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Barratt Report Hackney Jan 1998'.

Please pass this onto the monitoring officer , who has a duty to reply and negligent if he does not reply to the FOI internal review complaints.

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

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley