Celtic Manor report to Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee (27th June 2019)

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I'd like to make an Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request for pages 3-52 (inclusive) of the Private Document Pack for Wirral Council's Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on the 27th June 2019.

With regards to the form and format of the information (regulation 6) I am requesting that it is provided electronically in .pdf format (Adobe Acrobat) with the original page numbers in the footer.

I remind you of your duty under reg. 9 to provide advice and assistance and look forward to your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Environmental Information Regulations reconsiderations.

I am writing to request a reconsideration of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my EIR request 'Celtic Manor report to Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee (27th June 2019)'.

I am asking for a reconsideration to Wirral Council's response to this request (see regulation 11(2)) because following this request being made on the 27th June 2019, Wirral Council failed to either provide the information requested or give reasons why the information cannot be requested within the required 20 working days (see regulation 5(2)).

Furthermore, in relation to any claims that Wirral Council may have that it can't release the report on commercial confidentiality grounds, I'll point out that an identical report went to Wirral Council's Cabinet on 8th July 2019, there was no resolution passed to exclude the press and public at this meeting, see the minutes published on your website here https://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/document... and therefore the report requested is open to public inspection (see Local Government Act 1972, s.100C(1)(d)), therefore any claim to commercial confidentiality can't be justified.

I look forward to reading your response to this reconsideration (hopefully no later than the 40 working days required by regulation 11(4)).

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

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

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Appealed to ICO over lack of response on 11.11.2019.

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr John Brace

Thank you for your request for Information which has been processed in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, please find your response and information provided attached.

We trust that this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Tracy O'Hare
Information Management Officer
Business Management
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
CH41 1AH
Tel:0151 691 8397
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge

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ScarletPimpernel left an annotation ()

This request resulted in ICO decision notice IC-48238-Y0D6 dated 15th December 2020 - https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak... .

The public authority (Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) has since appealed this decision notice to the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights).

NJT Lauro left an annotation ()

Thank you for pursuing this 'ScarletPimpernel'!

ScarletPimpernel left an annotation ()

Wirral Council have withdrawn their appeal, but at the time of writing not provided all the information requested.

NJT Lauro left an annotation ()

It appears the original document remains with the redactions. Have WBC not been ordered to remove the censorship?

ScarletPimpernel left an annotation ()

The first part of this request (the Committee report) is now published in unredacted form here https://johnbrace.com/wp-content/uploads... .

ScarletPimpernel left an annotation ()

The due diligence report (Appendix B) is now published here https://johnbrace.com/wp-content/uploads... .