Dear Angus Council,

Please can you tell me how many Freedom Of Information requests you have received every year for the last five years (2014-2019) and how much it has cost the council to respond to FOIs each year.

Yours faithfully,

Alasdair Russell

InformationGovernance, Angus Council

Dear Mr Russell

 

Thank you for your information request dated 16 October 2020 (received by
Angus Council that same day).

 

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

 

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

 

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 491752 or email
[1][Angus Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Brenda Angus 

 

 

Brenda Angus | Business Support Assistant | Angus Council | Tel: 01307
491752 | Email: [email address] or [email address] |
www.angus.gov.uk

 

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

                                                 

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

                                                               

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Director of Legal & Democratic Services, Angus Council,
Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail
[2][Angus Council request email] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:                    

o be in writing (or recordable format);
o give your name and address for correspondence;
o give details of the information which you originally requested from
the council;  and
o give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your
application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations. 

 

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following
hyperlink:

[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
or by contacting:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [4][email address]

 

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FriedrichM, Angus Council

Dear Mr Russell

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 16 October 2020 (received
by the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention. 

 

You have requested the following information:

 

… how many Freedom Of Information requests you have received every year
for the last five years (2014-2019) and how much it has cost the council
to respond to FOIs each year.

 

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Requests received 658 833 1047 1156 1240 1346

 

All costs associated with dealing with FOI requests, reviews and appeals
are contained within existing budgets.  Currently the time spent on
dealing with these requests is not recorded and the information is not
held.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as of
today's date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given.
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information
set out below which explains your right to ask for a review if you are
unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request. If you have any
queries, please contact me on 01307 491992 or e-mail
[1][Angus Council request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

 

 

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal - FOI | Angus Council | Tel: 01307 491992 |
[2][email address] | [3]www.angus.gov.uk

 

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From: InformationGovernance
Sent: 16 October 2020 16:58
To: [4][FOI #699612 email]
Subject: FOI Request 821/2020: What Do They Know - Cost of FOIs

 

Dear Mr Russell

 

Thank you for your information request dated 16 October 2020 (received by
Angus Council that same day).

 

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

 

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

 

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 491752 or email
[5][Angus Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Brenda Angus

 

 

Brenda Angus | Business Support Assistant | Angus Council | Tel: 01307
491752 | Email: [6][email address] or [7][email address] |
[8]www.angus.gov.uk

 

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Think green – please do not print this email

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Director of Legal & Democratic Services, Angus Council,
Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail
[9][Angus Council request email] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

o be in writing (or recordable format);
o give your name and address for correspondence;
o give details of the information which you originally requested from
the council; and
o give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your
application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following
hyperlink:

[10]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
or by contacting:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [11][email address]

 

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