FOI Request handling, Data for Jan 2009 - Jan 2010 inclusive

James Muldoon made this Freedom of Information request to Bexley Borough Council

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From: James Muldoon

15 February 2010

Dear Bexley Borough Council,

(1) Please provide the number of FOI Requests received each month
by the council for calendar year 2009 and January 2010, and the
overall total.

(2) Please confirm whether it is council policy to acknowledge all
FOI Requests, and how quickly.

If it is, provide the % which met that target in each month and
overall.

If not, explain how the council considers this complies with ICO
guidance and the council's duties under the Act, in particular §16
to be helpful.

(3) For each month and the whole period, include how many received
the council's response
(a) within 15wd,
(b) in 16-20 wd,
(c) after 20wd,
and (d) any still awaiting response.

(4) Include also how many were met
(a) in full,
(b) partly,
(c) rejected, with a note of the numbers for each reason for
rejection - not held, too costly, fees notices etc.

(5) Include how many were referred to Internal Review, how long
these took as per (3) above, and the outcome

(6) Lastly for each month and total, include the number of requests
that had ICO involvement, distinguishing between numbers where the
ICO asked the council to respond due to delay by the council, or
where the ICO made a ruling after the council process was
exhausted.

Itemise each of these presumably very few cases individually with
full dates and outcome.

Please provide this electronically, preferably in an XLS
spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

James Muldoon

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Bexley Borough Council

17 February 2010

Dear James Muldoon,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
FOI Request handling, Data for Jan 2009 - Jan 2010 inclusive - Bexley - our reference 10/119

I acknowledge your request for information received on Tuesday 16th February 2010.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Local Studies Librarian and Freedom of Information Officer, Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, Central Library, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7HJ.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

John Grosvenor
Local Studies Librarian and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley
Local Studies and Archive Centre,
Townley Road,
Bexleyheath,
Kent. DA6 7HJ
Tel: 020 8303 7777 ext 3369
DDI 020 8836 7369
Fax: 020 8304 7058
[email address]

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From: Grosvenor, John
Bexley Borough Council

12 March 2010


Attachment FOI requests 2009 Jan 2010.xls
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Dear James Muldoon,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
FOI Request handling, Data for Jan 2009 - Jan 2010 inclusive - our reference 10/119

Your request for information has now been considered and the information is attached as an EXCEL spreadsheet. (Red lines are Subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998). Please note that it is not possible to meet all of your request due to the threshold limit for FOI requests. It is estimated that the complete request would exceed the limit of £450 of staff time to complete it.

The policy of the London Borough of Bexley is to acknowledge all FOI requests as soon as possible and to meet the 20 working day deadline for providing responses. On occasions, the deadline is missed due to the need to seek legal advice on a particualr request or to seek internal approval before the response is sent.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact Mr Chris Loynes, Head of Citizenship and Member Services, Room 338, London Borough Of Bexley, Civic offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent. DA6 7LB or by email to [email address]

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

John Grosvenor
Local Studies Librarian and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley
Local Studies and Archive Centre,
Townley Road,
Bexleyheath,
Kent. DA6 7HJ
Tel: 020 8303 7777 ext 3369
DDI 020 8836 7369
Fax: 020 8304 7058
[email address]

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