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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please provide the following data in spreadsheet form for each financial year from 2018/19 to 2022/23 inclusive.

Please break down the results for each question by year and provide any explanatory commentary where you consider this necessary/helpful.

1) How many Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Empty Homes Officers were employed.

When assessing FTE, please only include time spent specifically on tackling the issue of empty homes (i.e. please specify when an the role of an Empty Homes Officer is a full time role, or it encompasses multiple roles with empty homes as only one element of a broader remit.

When an officer's role is not purely empty homes-related, please provide an estimate of the proportion of time each individual spends on such work (e.g. 25%, 50%, etc).

Thanks for your help,

Jamie Mann

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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Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Mann

 

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your email dated 13 March 2023 seeking information in
relation to Empty Homes Officers.

 

Having investigated,  I can advise that in each year during the period
2018/19 to 2023/23 (to date) there has been 1 FTE Empty Homes Officer
employed.

 

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 Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic.

 

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

 

Jacqueline Keachie

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Contact by email

 

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