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Current and historical Registers of Interest data

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Please treat this email as a Freedom of Information request.

I would like to receive a copy of the complete current local authority Register of Interest for all elected politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format such as a CSV file, including any additional information that may not be published on your website.

If you hold records relating to historical registers of interest for current and former elected politicians I would be grateful if you could also supply them.

I would also like to receive a copy of the complete current local authority Gifts and Hospitality Registers for all elected politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, including any data that may not be published on your website.

If you hold historical records of gifts or hospitality received for current and former elected politicians I would be grateful if you could also supply them.

Lastly, if you hold a separate register of interests that records those declared at meetings, please also supply that register in a machine-readable spreadsheet format. Again, if you hold historical records of declarations that may not be published on your website, please supply details.

I would prefer not to receive the requested information in pdf format files.

If the requested information is published as open data, please could you supply the location where this data can be found.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ms Tibbett

RE: 21655 - Current and historical Registers of Interest data

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, see Kirklees Council privacy notice

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

Re: 21655 – Current and historical registers of interest data – email 2 of
2

 

Further to our email just now, please find attached part 2 of the gifts
and hospitality document referred to in our response to points 4 and 5.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

Re: 21655 – Current and historical registers of interest data – email 1 of
2

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 25 February 2020.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for the following information and the Council’s responses to
your specific questions are set out below:

 

 1. I would like to receive a copy of the complete current local authority
Register of Interest for all elected politicians in a machine-readable
spreadsheet format such as a CSV file, including any additional
information that may not be published on your website.

 

The Council does hold the requested information but considers this is
exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, because the
information is reasonably accessible to you by other means, because it is
already in the public domain.

 

Section 21 of the Act provides that:

 

(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise
than under section 1 is exempt information.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a) information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though
it is accessible only on payment, and

(b) information is to be taken to be reasonably accessible to the
applicant if it is information which the public authority or any other
person is obliged by or under any enactment to communicate (otherwise than
by making the information available for inspection) to members of the
public on request, whether free of charge or on payment.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), information which is held by a
public authority and does not fall within subsection (2)(b) is not to be
regarded as reasonably accessible to the applicant merely because the
information is available from the public authority itself on request,
unless the information is made available in accordance with the
authority’s publication scheme and any payment required is specified in,
or determined in accordance with, the scheme.

 

Here is where the Council publishes information about register of
[1]interest for all elected politicians

 

 2. If you hold records relating to historical registers of interest for
current and former elected politicians I would be grateful if you
could also supply them.

 

The Council does hold some historical registers for current members in
hard copy but they will require copying and in some cases information
redacting – e.g. addresses  and signatures 

This would be a time consuming exercise and in light of the limited access
to buildings due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and this is not an essential
piece of work we are unable to provide this information at this time.

 

 3. I would also like to receive a copy of the complete current local
authority Gifts and Hospitality Registers for all elected politicians
in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, including any data that may
not be published on your website.

 

Please find attached records of allocation of football and rugby tickets,
and part 1 of the gifts and hospitality; part 2 will follow in a separate
email because otherwise the attachments exceed the file size limit at What
Do They Know. We do not hold historical records for former Councillors.

 

 4. If you hold historical records of gifts or hospitality received for
current and former elected politicians I would be grateful if you
could also supply them.

 

Please find attached records of allocation of football and rugby tickets,
and part 1 of the gifts and hospitality; part 2 will follow in a separate
email because otherwise the attachments exceed the file size limit at What
Do They Know. We do not hold historical records for former Councillors.

 

 5. Lastly, if you hold a separate register of interests that records
those declared at meetings, please also supply that register in a
machine-readable spreadsheet format. Again, if you hold historical
records of declarations that may not be published on your website,
please supply details. 

 

Members’ declarations of interest are recorded in the minutes which are
available via the relevant committee on the [2]meetings page on the
Council’s website.

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
1^st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
[3][email address]. 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right
under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information
Commissioner’s website is at [4]www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, see
[5]www.kirklees.gov.uk/privacy

 

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