FOI Statistics for 2017

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request about the following statistics in the previous annual period. If figures are recorded in calendar year this would be 2017, if financial year 2017-18. If available in both, I would prefer calendar for comparison to central government FOI statistics.

1. What period do you record FOI statistics in? Financial Year/Calendar Year/Other?
2. How many FOI requests have you received? (if this figure includes EIR requests, please state)
3. The number of requests where the information was granted?
4. The number of requests where the information was entirely withheld (no information provided)?
5. The number of requests where the information was partially withheld (some, but not all information requested, provided)?
6. How many requests were completed inside the statutory deadline?
7. How many requests were appealed to internal review?
8. How many decisions were upheld at internal review?
9. How many FOI decisions have been appealed to the ICO?
10. How many decisions were upheld by the ICO?
11. How many vexatious requests were received?

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council


Dear Alex Parsons




Thank you for your request for information received on 26th June, which is
being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


The information you have requested is already publicly available on the
“meetings, agendas, minutes and reports” pages of our website. For ease
of reference, the information can be accessed via the following direct




Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are not
required to provide information in response to a request if it is already
reasonably accessible.  Therefore in respect of the Freedom of Information
Act, this letter constitutes a formal refusal notice under Section 17.


If you feel we have not fully understood your request, please do not
hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.


If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please contact us.


Yours sincerely



Corporate Information Governance Unit




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Information Commissioner's Office -
Information Unit Wales,

Caerphilly county borough council, 2nd Floor,

Penallta House, Churchill House,

Tredomen Park, Churchill Way,

Ystrad Mynach, Cardiff. CF10 2HH

Hengoed. CF82 7PG  

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