Dear London Borough of Newham,
Could you please provide the following information, which I am requesting under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:
1. For each of the past 3 financial years, how much has the authority spent on publishing statutory notices in local newspapers and other publications (including online news and information sites)?
2. A breakdown of this spending by publication type - e.g. how much on local newspapers, how much on websites etc. For print media, please differentiate between 3rd party publications and council-owned publications.
3. A list of the newspaper titles, websites etc in which the authority's statutory public notices have been published over this period.
4. Again for each of the past 3 years, how many responses has the authority received from members of the public, businesses or local representative organisations (including but not limited to trades unions, community groups, charities) directly related to those statutory notices?
Thank you for your kind attention.
REQUESTER REFERENCE: C6873
ENQUIRY REFERENCE: E13845
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information received on 23/11/2012. We are dealing with your request and plan to respond before 21/12/2012.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Information Governance Team on 020 8430 3737 or email us at: [Newham Borough Council request email]
Information Governance Team
Newham Council Publication Scheme is on: www.newham.gov.uk
Dear Mr Warne,
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