Food Businesses

Janis V made this Freedom of Information request to Camden Borough Council

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Dear Camden Borough Council,

I would like a list of every food business in your borough which is currently operating. On the list I would like the following information on every business:

1. Address and postcode
2. Name
3. Date of last inspection
4. Score of last inspection
5. Class use of business (a1 or a3)
6. Brief description of business

I would like the information in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Yanis V

Christopher Jones, Camden Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Costs exceeds Appropriate Limit

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Your request has
now been considered and I am unable to provide you with the information
you have requested.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as
a refusal notice.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Costs exceeds Appropriate Limit
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 -L-450 based on a
charge at -L-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: 27 hours. The Food Safety Team currently holds information on 3232
active food businesses within the borough of Camden

Locating the information or documents containing the information:

Time: 27 hours reviewing the 3232 premises files to ascertain the
appropriate records which contain the required information.

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: 27 hours

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

Time: 81 hours

Total time = 162 hours Total cost = -L- 4050

You may wish to narrow and resubmit your request so that it falls within
the "appropriate limit".

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please
write to Peter Swingler, Freedom of Information Appeals Panel, Central
Complaints Unit, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE and your
complaint will be dealt with through our Internal Review procedure.

If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours faithfully
Christopher Jones
Operations Manager - Trading Standards and Food Safety

Email: [email address]
Phone: 020 7974 6935
Fax: 020 7974 6940

Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Regulatory services

Our reference: 6664365

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Dear Christopher Jones,

Could you kindly let me know which of the following refined requests would fall in the appropriate cost limits:

1. To narrow down the information previously requested, now only for cafes within LB Camden

2. To narrow it down to only A3 establishments

3. To narrow it down to only records which are electronically held.

I am basically looking for the addresses of all operational cafes.

Yours sincerely,

Janis V

Jones, Christopher, Camden Borough Council

Dear Sir,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Costs exceeds Appropriate Limit

Thank you for your recent amended Freedom of Information request. Your
request has now been considered and I am unable to provide you with the
information you have requested.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts
as a refusal notice.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Costs exceeds Appropriate Limit

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: Suggestion 1 - 27 hours

Suggestion 2 - 27 hours

Suggestion 3 - 27 hours

Locating the information or documents containing the information:

Time: Suggestion 1 - 27 hours

Suggestion 2 - 27 hours

Suggestion 3 - 27 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: Suggestion 1 - 27 hours

Suggestion 2 - 27 hours

Suggestion 3 - 13.5 hours

Extracting the information from documents and files containing it

(including editing or redacting information):

Time: Suggestion 1 - 27 hours

Suggestion 2 - 27 hours

Suggestion 3 - 27 hours

Total time equates to Suggestion 1 - 108 hours. Total cost of Suggestion 1
equates to £2700

Suggestion 2 - 108 hours. Total cost of
Suggestion 2 equates to £2700

Suggestion 3 - 94.5 hours. Total cost of
Suggestion 3 equates to £2362.50

You may wish to narrow and resubmit your request again so that it falls
within the "appropriate limit". If you purely wish to have a list of the
addresses of the operational cafes within the borough, I would be grateful
if you could clarify whether you consider businesses such as coffee houses
and takeaways with seating such as Burger King as being cafes.

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please
write to

Peter Swingler, Freedom of Information Appeals Panel, Central
Complaints Unit, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE

and your complaint will be dealt with through our Internal Review
procedure. If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be
contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Christopher Jones
Operations Manager - Trading Standards and Food Safety
Planning and Public Protection
Culture and Environment
London Borough of Camden

Telephone: 020 7974 6935
Fax: 020 7974 6940
Web: [1]camden.gov.uk

Postal address
Town Hall Extension (Environment)
Argyle Street
London WC1H 8EQ

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Dear Jones, Christopher,

You have been most helpful. Yes I am after a list of cafes, and I would consider coffehouses and estasblishments such as Burger King in that class. Please let me know how to proceed. Many Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Janis V

Jones, Christopher, Camden Borough Council

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail. I will put together a list of the addresses of what your regard as cafes as soon as practicable and send to you.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Jones
Operations Manager - Trading Standards and Food Safety

Telephone: 020 7974 6935

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Dear Jones, Christopher,

I would appreciate it if you would let me know the reason for your delay. Is there a problem?

Yours sincerely,

Janis V

Jones, Christopher, Camden Borough Council

Dear sir,

The list you asked for has to be put together from our computer system
which contains a number of generic premises type definitions none of which
includes 'café'. Thus, all individual premises files that may be cafes as
you have defined them have to be examined to confirm this.
As you will appreciate this. Can take some time. I am confident that a
list can be sent to you by the end of business on Wednesday.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Jones

This message has been sent from a Blackberry handheld.

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Jones, Christopher, Camden Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

Please find a list as requested of cafes within the London Borough of
Camden according to the records we currently hold.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Jones
Operations Manager - Trading Standards and Food Safety
Regulatory Services
Culture and Environment
London Borough of Camden

Telephone: 020 7974 6935
Fax: 020 7974 6940
Web: [1]camden.gov.uk

Postal address
Argyle Street
London WC1H 8EQ

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

This e-mail may contain information which is confidential, legally
privileged and/or copyright protected. This e-mail is intended for the
addressee only. If you receive this in error, please contact the sender
and delete the material from your computer

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