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Current and historical Registers of Interest data

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Dear South Lanarkshire 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politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format such as a CSV file, including any additional information that may not be published on your website.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Hospitality Registers for all elected politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, including any data that may not be published on your website.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 Again, if you hold historical records of declarations that may not be published on your website, please supply details.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

McDonald, Joyce, South Lanarkshire Council

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Hello

 

Thank you for your email received on 25 February 2020 requesting
information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

This matter is receiving attention and a response shall be issued to you
in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Joyce McDonald

 

Joyce McDonald

Administration Adviser

Administration and Legal Services

Finance and Corporate Resources

South Lanarkshire Council

Almada Street, Hamilton ML3 0AA

 

[1]Phone 01698 454521

Email:-[email address]

 

 

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via
[2]www.contactscotland-bsl.org.

 

 

More information

More information about contactSCOTLAND-BSL can be found at their website
[3]https://contactscotland-bsl.org/

 

 

 

 

South Lanarkshire Council

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Somerville, Susan, South Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer to your information request dated 25 February 2020 in which you
ask for the following information:-

 

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.

 

Request refused in terms of section 17 of FOISA

The Council is unable to give you the information requested as, while
Councillors individual Register of Interests are available on the
Council’s website, they are not available in a machine-readable
spreadsheet format, such as a CSV file.  The Register of Interests on the
website relate to current councillors and cover the period commencing from
12 months prior to and including their current term of office.  The
Register of Interests includes the registration of gifts and hospitality
and can be accessed via the following link by clicking on the individual
councillor and then the link to their Register of Interests:-

 

[1]https://southlanarkshire.cmis.uk.com/sou...

 

In terms of your request for records relating to historical registers of
interests for current and former elected politicians, the Council does
hold records for the previous Council term 2012 to 2017, however, it is in
hard copy format only and not in a machine-readable spreadsheet format. 
Can you please clarify whether you would wish to receive a scanned copy of
those records?

 

In terms of your request for a separate register of interests that records
those declared at meetings, the Council is unable to give you the
information requested as it does not hold a separate register.  There is a
standard item on each of the Council’s agendas entitled ‘Declaration of
Interests’ and any interests declared are recorded in the minutes which
are published to the Council’s website.

 

Request for Review

The Council has a Review Panel to deal with complaints from people who are
not happy about the way that we have handled their request. Staff not
involved in the original decision will handle any review.

 

If you want to complain, you can ask the Review Panel to look at the way
we have dealt with your request. It will consider whether we have complied
with the requirements of FOISA. Please note that if you wish to complain,
you must do so by 24 May 2020. You must explain why you are not happy when
requesting a review.

 

You should send your request for a review to:-

 

Mr W Dunn

Information Compliance Manager

South Lanarkshire Council

Finance and Corporate Resources

Floor 13

Council Offices

Almada Street

Hamilton, ML3 OAA

 

Alternatively, you can request a review at
[2][email address].

 

Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are not happy with the outcome of the review, you can appeal to the
Scottish Information Commissioner.  The Commissioner will decide whether
the Council has dealt with your request properly.  Please see the
Commissioner’s website at [3]www.itspublicknowledge.info for further
details.

 

 

Regards

Susan

 

Susan Somerville

Administration Manager

Administration and Legal Services

Finance and Corporate Resources

Council Offices

Almada Street

Hamilton  ML3 0AA

Tel:  01698 454197

Email:  [4][email address]

 

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via
[5]www.contactscotland-bsl.org.

 

 

More information

More information about contactSCOTLAND-BSL can be found at their website
[6]https://contactscotland-bsl.org/

 

 

 

 

South Lanarkshire Council

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