Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

1. How many FOI requests did you receive in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
2. How many FOI requests were completed in the statutory time frame in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
3. How many EIR requests did you receive in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
4. How many EIR requests were completed in the statutory time frame in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
5. How many FOI and EIR requests were declared vexatious in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
6. How many FOI and EIR requests were appealed to the ICO for:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020
7. How many of the complaints above, did the ICO uphold your original decision in:
A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018
E. 2019
F. 2020

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Sullivan

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Sullivan,

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/09/21/21488

On 24^th September 2021 Hertfordshire County Council received the
following request for information from you:

 

1. How many FOI requests did you receive in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

2.  How many FOI requests were completed in the statutory time frame in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

3. How many EIR requests did you receive in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

4. How many EIR requests were completed in the statutory time frame in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

5. How many FOI and EIR requests were declared vexatious in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

6. How many FOI and EIR requests were appealed to the ICO for:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

7. How many of the complaints above, did the ICO uphold your original
decision in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

 

Your request has now been considered and we are unable to provide you with
the information you have requested. As to provide the information would
require a search of all of our request for the specified period, which we
estimate to be 10,533 requests at an equated time of 5 minutes per search,
which equals a total of 877.75 hours and would equate to over 18 hours of
work. 

 

Under Section 12 of the Act, the Council is not obliged to comply with a
request for information if the authority estimates that the costs of
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

 

The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004 has set the appropriate limit as £450 based on a
charge at £25 per hour.

 

The estimated time likely to be spent by the Council on the request and
costs are as follows:

 

Determining whether the Council hold the information:

 

Searching the manual and electronic records of the Council to determine
whether the information is held. 

 

Time: 219.25 hours

 

Locating the information or documents containing the information:

 

Time: 219.25 hours

 

Retrieving such information or documents:

 

Retrieving all manual and electronic information held in the Council
relating to your request including archived correspondence files and
electronic records

 

Time: 219.25 hours

 

Extracting the information from documents and files containing it
(excluding editing or redacting information):

 

Time: 219.25 hours

 

Total time =  877 Hours

Total cost = £21,925

 

You may wish to narrow your request to just your original questions 1, 3
and the combined completion time frame for both Freedom of Information and
Environmental Information Regulation request together, and resubmit your
request so that it falls within the “appropriate limit”. 

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this correspondence
acts as a Refusal Notice.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number on this correspondence. To find out more about
Freedom of Information, please visit [1]www.hertsdirect.org/foi

 

If you are unhappy with the way the County Council has handled your
request for information you may request an internal review of the request.
This will be carried out by a member of the County Council Legal Services
Team, who has had no prior involvement with the request. Requests for an
internal review should be sent to the Information Governance Unit at the
address above.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you are
entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your
complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael

Michael Warby

Information Access Manager

Information Access Team
Hertfordshire County Council  
223 County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13
8DE, Postal Point: CHO320

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Dear Information Governance,

That is ridiculous that you cannot provide the information that I have requested. Please provide what (little) information you can within the time limit!

Yours sincerely,

Jacob Sullivan

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Sullivan,

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/09/21/21496

On 24^th September 2021 Hertfordshire County Council received the
following request for information from you:

 

1. How many FOI requests did you receive in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

 

2. How many EIR requests did you receive in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

 

3. How many FOI & EIR requests did you complete in the statutory time
frame in:

A. 2015

B. 2016

C. 2017

D. 2018

E. 2019

F. 2020

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and I have attached below the information that you
have requested:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|   |Number of FOI’s|Number of EIR’s|Number completed in statutory time |
| | received | received | frame |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2015| 1211 | 422 | 1487 |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2016| 1243 | 429 | 1491 |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2017| 1307 | 436 | 1584 |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2018| 1356 | 660 | 1681 |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2019| 1357 | 515 | 1562 |
|----+---------------+---------------+-----------------------------------|
|2020| 1159 | 438 | 1262 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number on this correspondence. To find out more about
Freedom of Information, please visit
[1]http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/your-cou...

 

If you are unhappy with the way the County Council has handled your
request for information you may request an internal review of the request.
This will be carried out by a member of the County Council Legal Services
Team, who has had no prior involvement with the request. Requests for an
internal review should be sent to the Information Governance Unit at the
address above (within 2 months of this correspondence) and should detail
in writing your grounds of appeal.

                    

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you are
entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your
complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

                             

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael

Michael Warby

Information Access Manager

Information Access Team
Hertfordshire County Council  
223 County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13
8DE, Postal Point: CHO320

[2]https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/SiteEle... T: 01992 555848 (Internal:25848) or direct:
01992 555841 (Internal 25841)

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[3][Hertfordshire County Council request email]

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****Disclaimer****

The information in this message should be regarded as confidential and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential
maintenance or support of the email system.

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