Dear Pembrokeshire Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018 (if December 2018 is not available, then, November 2018). Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

For the 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

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

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Katy Holman

Information Governance & Freedom of Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

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Haverfordwest

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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Katy Holman,

Thank you for your response of 29 January 2019.

However, I noticed that your file "Pembrokeshire Council Response Supplier Payments via Creditors.xls" contains duplicate sheets 2017-18 and Apr-Dec18. Could you please check and revert?

Also, we require the monthly breakups of the Supplier Spend data for the Creditors file (instead Spend data for the entire year 2017-18 and Apr-Dec18 was sent). You supplied the monthly data in your other Purchase Card payments file. Could you please re-send the Creditors data with the monthly transactions? Hope it should not be too much of a bother with the accounting software! I sincerely appreciate your help in this matter.

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Thank you for your email. You are indeed correct, somehow the data has been duplicated on the Creditors spreadsheet. The correct spreadsheet is attached.

We can only provide the data for the year, not every transaction, as we do not have this facility. We do have the Public Inspection of Accounts during the month of June every year. During that month members of the public can see all transactions (non-personal) that have been made to suppliers throughout the previous year.

Kind regards,

Katy

Katy Holman
Information Governance & Freedom of Information Officer /
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Pembrokeshire County Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro
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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Holman, Katy,

Thank you for your response of February 4th, unfortunately, it seems you have sent the same file over again (with duplicate sheets for 2017-2018 and Apr-Dec 2018. Could you please revert with the correct file. My apologies, I seemed to have missed this the first time around. i.e., "Response Supplier Payments via Creditors 2.xls" is the same as "Response Supplier Payments via Creditors.xls".

Also, if at all possible, please do provide the monthly breakups of the data as well, otherwise we cannot categorize the data accurately.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Could you please acknowledge my previous message.

Thank you,
sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your email. To clarify I have sent your request to the contact officer who was dealing with your request, and once I receive a response I will forward this onto you.

Kind Regards,

Jodie Aylward
Administrative Assistant, The FOI Team
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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Apologies for the delay, please see below the contact officers response:

'I don't think the spreadsheet is duplicated. The spreadsheet 17-18 relates to financial year 2017-18 (ie April 2017 - March 2018) and then the second spreadsheet is April -Dec 2018. His request was for April 2017 - December 2018.

I am unable to provide a monthly transaction break down for Creditor Payments.'

Kind Regards,

Jodie Aylward
Administrative Assistant, The FOI Team
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C:Pembrokeshire County Council / Cyngor Sir Benfro
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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Jodie Aylward, Sir/Ma'am,

Thank you for your response last week. The spreadsheet is indeed not duplicated and we do sincerely apologize for that oversight and any inconvenience caused. However, we are disappointed in your response w.r.t. the data without corresponding transaction dates.

The Data appears to have been transferred from the accounting system onto a pivot table. The pivot shows the supplier name - number of transactions and total amount paid in that period. What we want is to break the number of transactions into their date and their component spend. The pivot table should be able to do this.

We need this as we are a research organisation who are trying to create data analytics and then create AI in Health and Social Care in the UK. Without this information we are unable to create this vision.

As an accountant myself, this job should take no more than 5 minutes and would appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Responses to requests for information are routinely published on the
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Kind regards,

 

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Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Y Tîm RhG

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Holman Katy, Ms. Jodie Aylward, Sir/Ma'am,

Do you perchance have an update for me?
As per my previous message, it should be but a simple use of the pivot table Excel function.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Thank you for your email, your request for information will be issued no later than 08/05/2019, which is the 20 working day statutory timescale. If we require additional time we will inform you in accordance with the legislation.

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and for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

 

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Information Governance & Freedom of Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall

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SA61 1TP

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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Katy Holman,

Thank you for your response of 10 May, with the data sheet.

Would it be possible for your to please re-send the data in a CSV file format ?
I am unable to open the Excel sheet format you have sent over "FOI Response 9554.xlsx".

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Thank you for your email. Just to let you know, I have contacted the contact officer regarding your request, and once I have received a response I will contact you further.

Kind Regards,

Jodie Aylward
Administrative Assistant, The FOI Team
Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Y Tîm RhG

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Apologies for the delay, I have spoken with both the contact officer, who had dealt with your request and with my senior officer, and unfortunately we are unable to provide you the data in a CSV file format. We are only able to provide the response in excel or PDF.

Kind Regards,

The FOI Team
[Pembrokeshire Council request email]

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

I see. Ok. Would you please send the response in PDF format over then?

Thank you!
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Would you please re-send the file in PDF format?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

We would appreciate it if you would please send the PDF file version through, as we are unable to open the Excel sheet.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Did you receive my previous message?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

May I please request an update (file in PDF format)?

Thank you!
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Your response to your request for information has been responded to on 4 different occasions now. Please check your emails dated the 17/05/19, 22/05/19, 28/05/19 and the 04/06/19. If you have any issues opening these please let us know.

Kind Regards,
Jodie

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Dear Freedom Of Information, Ms. Jodie,

I understand that you have provided me with a response earlier, with Excel data, however, I have replied saying we are unable to open that file and hence requested you to please provide the same response in CSV or PDF format.

Sir/Ma'am: The Excel file seems to be corrupted. Hence, please do provide the same in CSV or PDF format.

Thank you and apologies for the misunderstanding and any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Dear Freedom Of Information,

May I please request an update?

Thank you!
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom Of Information, Pembrokeshire Council

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Dear Nikhil Prahbu,

 

Attached is the response to your request. These were sent to you on four
separate occasions 17/05/19, 22/05/19, 28/05/19 and the 04/06/19. If you
have any problems opening the documents please do not hesitate to get in
touch with us

 

Kind Regards,

Caitlin Jennings

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D4C869.7501CAC0 The FOI Team

 

Pembrokeshire County
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County Hall / Neuadd y Sir

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SA61 1TP

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you so much for this! We were now able to open the (PDF) file attached.

For some reason we did not receive this attachment in your previous replies, for that please accept my sincerest apologies and for any misunderstanding/miscommunication.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu