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

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

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From: James Muldoon

15 February 2010

Dear Camden 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 ยง16
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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From: Michael Warby
Camden Borough Council

16 February 2010


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From: James Muldoon

16 March 2010

Dear Michael Warby,

I note that the 20 working day deadline has passed without any
response being provided to my FOI Request.

This is very disappointing.

The Request was a straight forward one, and I see no reason why the
council could not provider its response within the statutory limit
of 20wd.

Please give an indication of a date by when the council expects to
provide its reply - as otherwise a reference to the ICO will become
necessary.

Yours sincerely,

James Muldoon

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From: Michael Warby
Camden Borough Council

16 March 2010


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From: James Muldoon

18 March 2010

Dear Michael Warby,

Thank you for your reply.

I am conducting research into the ways that councils in London
handle FOI Requests.

I made the same request as I made to you to each of the 33 London
boroughs, and to TfL and the GLA.

I need to import the data into a spreadsheet.

Unfortunately the PDF file you have provided does not allow me to
do this.

Could you kindly supply me the data as an XLS spreadsheet - as I
did in fact originally request?

Yours sincerely,

James Muldoon

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From: Michael Warby
Camden Borough Council

19 March 2010


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From: James Muldoon

19 March 2010

Dear Michael Warby,

Thank you for your reply.

I note that you have started in April 2009, when I did in fact ask
for the whole of calendar year 2009.

Could you please add this data to the spreadsheet?

I note also that you have not mentioned ICO involvement.
Am I to understand that there was none during 2009-2010?

Yours sincerely,

James Muldoon

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From: Michael Warby
Camden Borough Council

22 March 2010


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From: James Muldoon

22 March 2010

Dear Michael Warby,

Thank you for your reply, which provides details of 5 cases
referred to the ICO between March and August 2009, of which one was
not upheld and the other 4 are still under ICO investigation.

What about the data for Jan, Feb and March 2009?

Yours sincerely,

James Muldoon

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From: Warby, Michael
Camden Borough Council

23 March 2010

Dear Mr Muldoon,

The cases that were listed in the response were all of the cases that I
could locate that were referred to the ICO for 2009.

Kind regards

Michael Warby
Access to Information Officer - FOI & DPA

Telephone: 020 7974 7857

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From: James Muldoon

24 March 2010

Dear Warby, Michael,

Thank you for confirming the situation in respect of ICO referrals.

In my original request, I asked for data for the whole of calendar
year 2009 (as well as the month of January 2010).

You have provided data from April 2009 to January 2010.

Please provide the full data for Jan, Feb and March 20009.

Yours sincerely,

James Muldoon

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From: Warby, Michael
Camden Borough Council

25 March 2010

Dear Mr Muldoon,

I apologise for not making my explanation very clear in my last
response. The cases that were listed in the response were all of the
cases that I could locate that were referred to the ICO for 2009
inclusive of January, February and March of that year.

Kind regards

Michael Warby
Access to Information Officer - FOI & DPA

Telephone: 020 7974 7857

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