Breaking the law

T Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Carmarthenshire County Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

From an earlier Freedom of Information request you stated that 142 Freedom of Information requests were not responded to within 20 working days. As you should be aware 20 days is a legal deadline, therefore, you have admitted breaking the law. It is the responsibility of the monitoring officer to bring to the council's attention occasions where it has, or will, break the law. As a result I would like to know how many of the 142 breaches the monitoring officer has brought to the attention of the council together with a copy of the council's response(s).

Yours faithfully,

T Thomas

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Freedom of
Information requests, which was received on 26th June, 2009 and is being
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We are therefore
required to provide you with a response within 20 working days, which
will be on or before 24th July, 2009.

If we require any clarification or further details, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to
contact me, remembering to quote the reference number above in any
communications.


Yours faithfully

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information regarding breaches of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, which was received on 26th June, 2009.
This has been dealt with as a new request under the Act.

The specific information you requested was as follows:

How many of the 142 breaches the monitoring officer has brought to the
attention of the Council together with a copy of the Council's
response(s).

In response, the number of requests responded to within 20 working days
is a core performance indicator and this is reported quarterly to the
Council's Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee. Because this procedure
is in place, it has not been necessary for the Monitoring Officer to
report to Council on this matter.

I would add that whilst responses are occasionally provided outside of
the 20 working day deadline, all FOIA/EIR requests received are
nonetheless responded to by the Council.

If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours faithfully

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Tel: (01267) 246108
Mewnol/Internal: 6108
Ffacs/Fax: (01267) 246134

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