Councils Purchasing Active Literacy between 2010-2018

North Lanarkshire Council did not have the information requested.

Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

In a previous FOI request, I was provided with a table of the amount Scottish Councils had spent on Active Literacy products/training etc. Please could I be provided with a similar table for the time period 2010/2011 to 2017/2018. I am assuming that the NLC keeps financial records for this time period, if that is not the case please provide confirmation if the records no longer exist.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Gillian Evans

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir / Madam

 

Request for Information

 

I refer to your email of 19 August 2022 seeking information in relation to
Active Literacy.  I refer also to your earlier request of 3 July and my
response of 29 July 2022.

 

Having investigated, I regret to advise that the information sought is not
held and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, I must advise you of this.  By way of some explanation, data is
not held prior to 2018/19.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Neil McKay

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Democratic and Legal Services

Working From Home

Please contact by email

 

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Dear Neil McKay,

Please could you clarify your response. I am now aware that Councils only need to keep financial information for 6 years. We are currently in the middle of a new financial year. In a previous request, you gave me information on the sales of Active Literacy for 4 full financial years 2017-2021. Do you have financial information for the years 2017-2018 and 2016-2017?

I accept that there are no records between 2010-2016. In a separate request, I will ask how the income generated from the sales/training for Active Literacy was documented in the Council's annual accounts.

Yours sincerely,

G E Paterson

Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir /Madam

I can advise that we do not hold the information sought for 2016/17 and 2017/8. We only hold information from 2018/19 and this was provided to you in the response of 29 July 2022.

Yours sincerely

Neil McKay
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Democratic and Legal Services
Please contact by email

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Dear Neil McKay,

Thank you for the confirmation.

Yours sincerely,

G E Paterson