Development

Dade Murphy made this Freedom of Information request to Halton Borough Council

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Dear Halton Borough Council,

I recently requested information and your provided response is detailed here

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Under FOI regulations I would like to know exactly what development purposes (your answer to part 9) each person identified in part 8 put their device to and if any developed products have been marketed in the Apple App Store to the financial gain of the public purse and if there are any future plans to do so

Yours faithfully,

Dade Murphy

Halton Borough Council

Dear Dade

Thank you for your Freedom of Information enquiry. The enquiry has been logged on our system and is being dealt with.

The case number is shown in the subject line of the e-mail.

Should you have any further queries please quote this reference number.

Please use [Halton Borough Council request email] for any further correspondence.

Thank You

Halton Direct Link.

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Pat Oliver, Halton Borough Council

Dear Mr. Murphy

 

Please find a response to your recent FOI request. If you have any queries
in respect of this response then please contact myself in the first
instance.

 

Under FOI regulations I would like to know exactly what development
purposes (your answer to part 9) each person identified in part 8 put
their device to

 

The devices in question are being used to test the viability of Apps, that
are currently available in the App Store, on wearable devices.

 

and if any developed products have been marketed in the Apple App Store to
the financial gain of the public purse

 

There are currently no developed products available on the App Store for
wearable devices.

 

and if there are any future plans to do so

 

This information does not exist.

 

Regards

 

Pat Oliver

0151 511 7001

 

 

 

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Dear Halton Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Halton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Development'.

I have made two FOI requests to your authority, they are detailed here for reference

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I would like an internal review of the differing answers given between them

The issue relates to the purpose of the devices, in one response it is stated as Development and the other testing viability of apps, I feel misled by these responses as each indicate a different use. Could you please provide the accurate answer to the purpose these expensive toys are put to in a cash strapt Local Authority that is putting up Council Tax, charging for services once free and cutting staff numbers all in the name of savings?

I eagerly await your response

Regards

Dade Murphy

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Two different reposes to the same detail between two FOI requests, internal review requested

Halton Borough Council

Dear Mr Murphy

Thank you for your enquiry. The enquiry has been logged on our system and has been passed to our Information Governance team to look into and respond.

The case number is shown in the subject line of the e-mail.

Should you have any further queries please quote this reference number.

Please use [Halton Borough Council request email] for any further correspondence.

Thank You

Halton Direct Link.

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Mike Foy, Halton Borough Council

Dear Mr Murphy,

I am writing to you in response to your request below.

I wish to confirm that development and testing as referred to in response to your original enquiries as part of the same process for establishing the viability of new approaches to delivering existing and future Council services. The Council has a number of apps in existence, and may develop further proposals and the acquisition and testing of wearable equipment is wholly compatible with this approach.

The development of apps needs to be tested within a controlled environment and purchases were made for this purpose.

Should you remain dissatisfied with the way in which the Council has responded to your enquiry you may wish to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner, further details of whom can be found at www.ico.org.uk

Regards

Mike Foy

Principal Performance & Improvement Officer | Halton Borough Council | Municipal Building | Kingsway | Widnes | Cheshire | WA8 7QF.
P 0151 511 8081 or Internal Ext: 168081 | Fax: 0151 471 7301 |  E-mail: [email address] | Website: www.halton.gov.uk

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