Failure to respond to FOI

Carrie Harper made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I submitted an FOI request on the 23rd June 2009 and received no response. The original request sent by e mail is detailed below:

From: <[email address]>
To: <[email address]>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:51:41 +0100
Subject: Mersey Dee Alliance
To Whom It May Concern,

As the accountable body for the Mersey Dee Alliance partnership, I was hoping you would be able to provide me with the following information:

1 - The names of those on the Mersey Dee Alliance Board (sponsoring group) and their relevant positions either as officers or councillors from their respective local authorities.

2 - The names of those on the MDA Strategy Steering Group (Programme board) and their relevant positions either as officers or councillors from their respective local authorities.

3 - The names of those in the programme office and a description of its role.

4 - The names of those involved as stakeholders/AGM.

Also, could you provide me with the minutes for the last 2 MDA meetings?

Diolch yn fawr/Many thanks

Cynghorydd/Councillor Carrie Harper (Wrecsam)

Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire West & Chester Council's handling of my FOI request 'Failure to respond to FOI'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/fa...

By law this request should have received a response by 2nd November 2009.The first FOI request (same wording) was sent in June and received no response. It was stated by the authority that the request was not received due to restructuring within the council. However, the e mail address it was sent to was listed on the councils website. Second FOI received no response, I received one e mail apologising for the delay and assuring me I would receive the information at the end of that week, that was two weeks ago.

Yours faithfully,

Carrie Harper

CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Councillor Harper

Further to your request for information, below, we apologise for the delay
in our response.

As the accountable body for the Mersey Dee Alliance partnership, I

was hoping you would be able to provide me with the following

information:

1 - The names of those on the Mersey Dee Alliance Board (sponsoring

group) and their relevant positions either as officers or

councillors from their respective local authorities.

2 - The names of those on the MDA Strategy Steering Group

(Programme board) and their relevant positions either as officers

or councillors from their respective local authorities.

3 - The names of those in the programme office and a description of

its role.

4 - The names of those involved as stakeholders/AGM.

Also, could you provide me with the minutes for the last 2 MDA

meetings?

Please find attached the following documents containing the requested
information.

- List of MDA Board Members 2009/10

- List of MDA Strategy Group Members 2009/10 and description of MDA
Programme Office

- List of stakeholder organisations (NB please note that MDA
stakeholders are not a formal grouping but rather companies and
organisations with an interest in the sustainable economic development of
the area, who are invited to events and meetings as appropriate)

- Minutes for the last two MDA Board Meetings (11^th March and 9^th
July 2009).

<<MDA Board Members 09-10.doc>> <<Strategy Group 2009-10 & Programme
Office.doc>> <<MDA List of Invitee Organisations to Stakeholder
Events.xls>> <<20090709-MDABoardMinutes9thJuly2009.doc>>
<<20090311-MDABoardMinutes11Mar2009.doc>>

Should you require any further information or assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Iris Chalmers

FOI West

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 975968

Email: [email address]

Location: Room 283, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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