Dear Somerset County Council,

On the 18th February 2014, SCC at it's full Council meeting considered a report regarding (presumably) the CEO, Sheila Wheeler. Directly after this meeting, it was announced the CEO had left SCC by 'mutual consent'.

Presuming the report concerned the CEO, I would like a copy of that report please. If you use redactions, please cite why they have been used but otherwise supply the document.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Morris

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Somerset Direct Reference: 2809592

Internal Reference: 140403

Date request received: 02/04/2014

Date response due: 02/05/2014

 

Dear Mr Morris

 

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under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We are currently dealing with
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Somerset Direct Reference: 2809592

Internal Reference: 140403

Date request received: 02/04/2014

Date response due: 02/05/2014

Date of response: 02/05/2014

 

Dear Mr Morris

 

I am writing in respect of your recent request for information from
Somerset County Council, which has been dealt with under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I can confirm that we do hold the information that you are seeking,
however we are unable to provide it all to you.

 

Our response is detailed in bold format underneath your request as
follows.

 

Your request

 

On the 18th February 2014, SCC at its full Council meeting considered a
report regarding (presumably) the CEO, Sheila Wheeler. Directly after this
meeting, it was announced the CEO had left SCC by 'mutual consent'.

 

Presuming the report concerned the CEO, I would like a copy of that report
please. If you use redactions, please cite why they have been used but
otherwise supply the document.

 

Our reply

 

Please see attached a copy of the report.  Please note that we have
applied redactions where we feel that this information is exempt under
sections 38 and 40 of the Freedom of Information Act.  We have specified
the relevant exemptions that apply within the document.

 

S38 (1) Health and Safety states Information is exempt information if its
disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to—

 

(a) endanger the physical or mental health of any individual, or

 

Section 38 is a qualified exemption, and accordingly we had to consider
whether the public interest is in withholding the information or in
disclosing it. 

 

The arguments for and against disclosure are detailed below.

 

For disclosure

 

There will be an interest in the decision making processes of the Council.

 

Against disclosure

 

To disclose the information would put individuals at risk of physical and
mental harm due to the impact disclosure would have on the individuals.

 

Decision

 

Having considered the public interest, Somerset County Council’s decision
is therefore to withhold the information.

 

Section 40 (2) (3)(a)(i)); Personal Information, which is an absolute
exemption, states that any information to which a request for information
relates is also exempt information if—

 

(a) it constitutes personal data which do not fall within subsection (1),
and

 

(b) either the first or the second condition below is satisfied.

 

(3) The first condition is –

 

(a) in a case where the information falls within any of paragraphs (a) to
(d) of the definition of “data” in section 1(1) of the Data Protection Act
1998, that the disclosure of the information to a member of the public
otherwise than under this Act would contravene –

 

(i) any of the data protection principles.

 

If you feel your request has not been answered in sufficient detail or if
you wish to clarify the information given, please contact me and I will be
happy to address the issues you raise.

 

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with, or the information you have received, you can ask for an internal
review of our decision.

 

Please send your request to:

 

Peter Grogan, Information Governance Team, Client Services

Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY or email
[1][email address]

 

Please quote the reference number 2809592 in any future communications.

 

An internal review will then be carried out and we will write to you with
the results of our investigation. If you are not content with the outcome
of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office ([2]www.ico.gov.uk) for an appeal.  The Information
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Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

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[3]http://www.somerset.gov.uk/disclosurelog

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Request Administrator

Communications Team

Tel: 01823 355584,

Email: [4][email address].uk 

Somerset County Council, Post Point: PP B3E 2, County Hall, Taunton, TA1
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URL: [5]www.somerset.gov.uk

 

FOI Disclosure Log URL: [6]http://www.somerset.gov.uk/disclosurelog

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email.

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