Freedom of Information requests in last five years

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Dear Newport City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000 I would like to know the following:
1. How many Freedom of Information requests were made of Newport City Council in the most recent five calendar years on record (figures for each year required)?
2. Where do these requests come from? (e.g. how many are from newspapers, freelance journalists, businesses etc.)
3. How much did the Freedom of Information requests cost in each of the above years- is there a published report I could be sent a link to?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Chamberlain

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

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Kim
Gwasanaethau’r Ddinas / City Services
Cyngor Ddinas Casnewydd / Newport City Council
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Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Freedom of Information requests in last five years

Received on 01/03/2019

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ06723.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ06723 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

NCC - Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Alex Chamberlain,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your Request : REQ06723

 

I can confirm that we hold information that falls within the scope of your
request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below

 

1.                    How many Freedom of Information requests were made
of Newport City Council in the most recent five calendar years on record
(figures for each year required)?

January - December figures:

2014 - 908

2015 - 895

2016 - 1016

2017 - 1108

2018 - 1146

2019 (up to 27/03/2019) - 312

 

2.                    Where do these requests come from? (e.g. how many
are from newspapers, freelance journalists, businesses etc.) We do not
accurately record this information as it is not a mandatory requirement
when recording FOI.  There is no requirement to record this information
under FOI legislation.    

 

3.                    How much did the Freedom of Information requests
cost in each of the above years-is there a published report I could be
sent a link to? This information is not recorded.  Please note that the
FOI function has no specific budget allocated and is just one of many
tasks carried out by the Information Management team.

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
If you have any queries about this email or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me.

 

If you are not content with the subsequent outcome of your complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

 

[1]www.newport.gov.uk/foi

 

Kind regards,

Jodi

Swyddog Rheoli Gwybodaeth / Information Management Officer

Pobl a Newid Busnes  / People and Business Change

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd  / Newport City Council

 

 

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