FOI requests previously submitted

Marie Hazlett made this Freedom of Information request to City of Edinburgh Council

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The request was partially successful.

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Under the freedom of information act, I would like to request a log of all the freedom of information requests you have had from the 1st January 2010 to date.

Could you please provide this in excel format, including; date received; foi reference nr; subject/brief description of request; the requester (ie, media,etc) and the department responsible for answering the request.

Yours faithfully,

Marie Hazlett

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Ms Hazlett

Subject: Freedom of information requests received

Thank you for your request for information received on 12 July 2012.  Your
request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to
be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will deal with your request.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should
be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so
on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future
communications.

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can
ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head of Legal
and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court
Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email:
legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Further information about your rights and accessing information is
available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

William Ross
FOI Case Manager

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
6228 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Dear Ms Hazlett

Subject: Freedom of information requests received

 Thank you for your request for information which has been dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Unfortunately, the Council is able to meet only part of your request,
namely the attached spreadsheet with details of all the freedom of
information requests received from 1st January 2010 to date (12/07/2012).

 
There are 3509 records on the spreadsheet and unfortunately some of the
older requests do not have a subject heading. In order to identify the
department responsible for providing the information for the response, and
to complete the spreadsheet with the subject heading, each record we hold
would require the file to be looked at individually. To provide you with
this information your request would fall into the category of a
‘manifestly unreasonable’ request under regulation 10(4) (b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations and we are not obliged to
respond.

 
This exemption also requires the application of the public interest test
to ascertain if withholding the requested information outweighs the public
interest in disclosing the information. In this instance, whilst there may
be public interest in knowing which department provided the response I
consider that there is a greater public interest in the Council being able
to undertake their normal programme of work.

Your right to seek a review

I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we
have not been able to release all the information you requested on this
occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request,
you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head
of Legal and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8
8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the above reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Sue Galloway
FOI Case Manager

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
6228 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

Freedom of Information would like to recall the message, "Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 -  Partial Release of Information.  Our
Ref: 423056".

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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear Ms Hazlett

Subject: Freedom of information requests received

 Thank you for your request for information which has been dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Unfortunately, the Council is able to meet only part of your request
namely the attached spreadsheet with details of all the freedom of
information requests received from 1st January 2010 to date (12/07/2012).

 
There are 3445 records on the spreadsheet and unfortunately some of the
older requests do not have a subject heading. In order to identify the
department responsible for providing the information for the response, and
to complete the spreadsheet with the subject heading, each record we hold
would require the file to be looked at individually.

 
We are unable to provide you with this part of the information you have
requested as the cost of locating, collating and providing you with the
information is greater than the statutory maximum of £600.

 
Section 12 (1) of the Act does not oblige a Scottish public authority to
comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the
cost of complying with the request would exceed the statutory limit.

 
The total cost of complying with your request is £1290.00.  This sum has
been calculated as follows:
 
• Staff time, 3445 records @ 1.5 minutes per record = 86 hours @ £15 per
hour.
 
You may wish to refine and resubmit your request so that it reduces the
cost to within the prescribed limit. Please contact me for further advice
on refining your request quoting the above reference number.

Your right to seek a review

I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we
have not been able to release all the information you requested on this
occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request,
you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head
of Legal and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8
8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the above reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Sue Galloway
FOI Case Manager

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
6228 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of City of Edinburgh Council's handling of my FOI request 'FOI requests previously submitted'.

The response I have received in inaccurate. There are numerous foi requests missing. Please provide my information in full.

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

Yours faithfully,

Marie Hazlett

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear William,

Further to our telephone conversation regards missing foi information from the response I received by the City of Edinburgh Council. In a previous response to another foi requester, Samerah Ul-Hassan Solicitor For Head of Legal & Administrative Services advises "I can advise that the City of Edinburgh Council received 109 freedom of information/environmental information requests in respect of statutory notices during the period 23 August 2011 – 23 December 2011". Comparing the response received from your Sue Galloway it is perfectly clear that there seems to be a lot of information "missing". Therefore please review my request.

Yours sincerely,

Marie Hazlett

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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back to you as soon as possible.
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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Ms Hazlett

Subject: Request for Review of 423056

Thank you for your correspondence received by us on 20 August 2012 asking
that the Council reviews its handling of RFI 423056.

I can confirm that the Council will deal with your review promptly under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. You will
receive a full response no later than 20 working days upon receipt of your
request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please get in touch
quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

William Ross
FOI Case Manager

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
6228 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Shabnam Faqir, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear Ms Hazlett

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 ("FOISA")– REVIEW OUTCOME

SUBJECT: FOI REQUESTS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED

 

Please find attached our response to your request for a review. Should
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Regards

 

Shabnam

 
Shabnam Faqir
Senior Solicitor
The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court
East Market Street
Business Centre 3.1
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
 
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