Dear Hillingdon Borough Council,
Can you publish the latest copy of your emergency plan in the event of a civil emergency?
Dear Abdul Hai,
I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, received 25/08/17.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request. Therefore the deadline for our response
If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.
Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer
Dear Abdul Hai
I am writing in response to your request for information below.
As I understand it you are seeking to know:
Can you publish the latest copy of your emergency plan in the event of
a civil emergency?
Emergency Management across London is governed by the Minimum Standards
for London which were introduced in 2007 and was adopted across all London
councils. The standards outline all emergency plans, capabilities and
response arrangements a London Local Authority must have in place to
ensure a minimum level of resilience across London. These plans and
capabilities are reviewed regularly and consulted upon by key
stakeholders, signed off by strategic personnel and validated through
Provided is a redacted copy of the Corporate Civil Emergency Plan that
outlines the core response by the council. Some information has been
removed in accordance with S24 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
which provides that information is exempt if it is required for the
purpose of safeguarding national security. We have considered the public
interest on this matter and we are of the view that the public interest is
in favour of this information being withheld.
If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:
Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Senior Business Support Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now