Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019. Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please be sure to include the date, value, recipient and the procurement category of each transaction.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
attached.  Our system does not record procurement categories, so we have
been unable to provide that information.   

Some of the information was redacted (personal names). The reason being is
that an individual could be identified from the documents; therefore the
information is exempt from disclosure under section 38(1)(b) of Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can request the Comhairle
to review this response to your request for information.  You have 40
working days from the date of receipt of this response in which to lodge
this request for review.  A request for review must be processed in
accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,
must be in writing, describe your original request and explain why you are
dissatisfied.  An application for review should be sent to Legal Services
Manager, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW ([2][email address]).  A
request for review lodged with the Legal Services Manager must be
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Information Commissioner you have the right to appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law.

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HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
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Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

12/02/2020 10:50 - nikhil prabhu wrote:
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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all
transactions over £500 from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019. Please provide the data
in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please be
sure to include the date, value, recipient and the procurement category of
each transaction.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of
Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response, however Fostering related payments seem to be missing from the sheet you have provided. Kindly request you to please include those transactions and re-send the file.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear CNES FOI Team,

May I please request an update?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear CNES FOI Team,

May I request an update at this point?
Of course being cognizant of the current situation.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Good morning,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)
Thank you for your email.  I have requested an update from our Assets and
Finance Resources Department.  I apologise for the delay in getting this
to you and will forward the additional information as soon as received. 

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Kind regards
FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

12/02/2020 10:50 - nikhil prabhu wrote:
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Dear CNES FOI Team,

May I request an update at this point?
Of course being cognizant of the current situation.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

It behooves me to check back with you periodically regarding the status of my request, since it has been pending for an extremely long period of time.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Whilst we do understand the guidance from the ICO relating to the current situation and FOI requests; we feel Council is being unreasonable by extending the response timeline thus far & hence will be proceeding with a format complaint to the Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)

Please accept our sincere apology for the late response.  Our foster
carers are paid weekly and the payment transactions are all less than
£500.

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Kind regards
FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

12/02/2020 10:50 - nikhil prabhu wrote:[External Email]

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response, however Fostering related payments seem to be
missing
from the sheet you have provided. Kindly request you to please include
those
transactions and re-send the file.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

I understand that your foster carers are paid weekly and the payment transactions are all less than £500. But as I have mentioned, there are NO such transactions in the sheet you have provided.

Once again, I kindly request you to please include ALL Fostering related transactions and re-send the file. This includes payments made to IFA (Independent Fostering Agencies), Allowances, etc. Payments made to individuals may have their names redacted however the amount & date MUST be shown, as per the requirement of FOI law.

Request you to please expedite this matter, as my request has been pending from February, 2020 (7 months!!) We will be forced to escalate the matter should we not hear back in a week-10 days maximum.

Thank you for understanding,
Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Prabhu

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)

You will be aware of the Decision Notice of the Scottish Information
Commissioner dated 30 July 2020 (091/2020) under which the Comhairle is
required to carry out a review of your request by 14 September 2020.

I have carried out the review and concluded that you should have been
provided with the information which you said was missing from the
Comhairle's original response to your request.  I apologise for that
omission.

The missing information related to fostering-related payments.  On 7
September 2020, the FOI Team provided you with a response in respect of
the missing information.  They said "Our foster carers are paid weekly and
the payment transactions are all less than £500".  As your original
request related to payments over £500, your request has now been answered.

However, I note your latest email below which seems to be requesting
information in respect of all fostering-related transactions (i.e. not
just those over £500).  Please can you let me know whether or not that is
the case.  If it is, that will be treated as a new request.  Please can
you also state what period you would like the request to cover.

This completes my review of your request.

Yours sincerely

Tim Langley
Legal and Procurement Manager
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [2][email address]
Web: [3]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822 604 501 (Extension 211598)

12/02/2020 10:50 - nikhil prabhu wrote:

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

I understand that your foster carers are paid weekly and the payment
transactions
are all less than £500. But as I have mentioned, there are NO such
transactions in
the sheet you have provided.

Once again, I kindly request you to please include ALL Fostering related
transactions and re-send the file. This includes payments made to IFA
(Independent
Fostering Agencies), Allowances, etc. Payments made to individuals may
have their
names redacted however the amount & date MUST be shown, as per the
requirement of
FOI law.

Request you to please expedite this matter, as my request has been pending
from
February, 2020 (7 months!!) We will be forced to escalate the matter
should we not
hear back in a week-10 days maximum.

Thank you for understanding,

Sincerely,

Nikhil Prabhu

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you Mr Langley, for your response. Surely payments made to IFAs (Independent
Fostering Agencies) will be above £500? If that is not the case, then yes, please treat as a new request for all payments related to fostering from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear CNES FOI Team, Mr Langley,

Could you please confirm receipt of my Sept. 11th message and acknowledge?
We would just like to know if no payments over £500 were made to IFAs from Jul-Dec 2019 and if not please treat as a new request ALL fostering related payments for that time-period.

Thank-you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)
Thank you for your email.  I have sought the information requested below
from our Assets and Finance Resources Department and will forward their
response to you as soon as received.

Thank you

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FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

12/02/2020 10:50 - nikhil prabhu wrote:
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Dear CNES FOI Team, Mr Langley,

Could you please confirm receipt of my Sept. 11th message and acknowledge?

We would just like to know if no payments over £500 were made to IFAs from
Jul-Dec
2019 and if not please treat as a new request ALL fostering related
payments for
that time-period.

Thank-you,

Yours sincerely,

nikhil prabhu

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Hello  Sir

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020021227000127)

With regards to your recent query, the Comhairle can confirm that the
Foster Carers they pay weekly for fostering are all individuals.  The
Comhairle do not have any IFA's that they are currently paying.  

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can request the Comhairle
to review this response to your request for information. You have 40
working days from the date of receipt of this response in which to lodge
this request for review. A request for review must be processed in
accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,
must be in writing, describe your original request and explain why you are
dissatisfied. An application for review should be sent to Legal Services
Manager, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW ([2][email address]). A
request for review lodged with the Legal Services Manager must be
processed promptly and in any event within 20 working days of receipt.

Should you remain dissatisfied after completion of the review process you
may, within 6 months, apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner,
Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish
whether your request for information has been processed in accordance with
Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. You may also
request an appeal through the Commissioner\'s online appeal service which
is available 24/7 and offers requesters real time help and advice about
their appeal - [3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain
dissatisfied after the conclusion of an application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner you have the right to appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law.

--
Kind regards
FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [4]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: nikhil prabhu <[5][FOI #645599 email]>
To: FOI requests at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar <[6][Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or Payment
to Suppliers from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019
Date: 12/02/2020 10:50:17

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all
transactions over £500 from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019. Please provide the data
in a
machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please be sure to
include
the date, value, recipient and the procurement category of each
transaction.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of
Information
Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

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