Dear Lancashire County Council,
In the second reading of the Home Education bill in the House of Lords.
Lord Soley stated:
"I have had help from across the board, but two of the councils that have been most helpful to me on this are Hampshire and Kent. They have given me information that I hope that the Government will see in due course."
Please provide a copy of all communications (if any) specific to the Home Education bill from or to your local authority between 2016 - 2017. This includes, but is not limited to; Lord Soley, the House of Lords, other local authorities and MPs.
Please redact any identifiable information under S40.
Request for information
We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 30/11/17, in
which you request the disclosure of information.
We can confirm that your enquiry will now be assigned to an officer who
will commence a search for the information you require and they will
respond in due course. The deadline date for issuing you with full
response is 01/01/17. We will endeavour to provide a response well in
advance of this date, however, should we envisage any delays, or require
more details from you, we will contact you immediately.
If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting ref. 936.1709
Information Governance Team
Legal and Democratic Service
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.
Please provide a copy of all communications (if any) specific to the Home
Education Bill from or to your local authority between 2016 - 2017. This
includes, but is not limited to; Lord Soley, the House of Lords, other
local Authorities and MPs.
Please see the attachments to this email which details the information you
Please be advised that names of employees from the attached correspondence
has been removed. Section 40 of the Act sets out an exemption from the
right to know for information that is personal data protected by the Data
Protection Act 1998. Names of employees from Lancashire County Council,
and other Local Authorities across the Country clearly refers to personal
data as it relates to an individual who can be identified from the
information. As such, this information is exempt from disclosure under
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of Section
40(3)(a)(i). Disclosure of this information into the public domain would
be against their legitimate expectations. Consequently, disclosure would
be unfair, and thus a breach of the first data protection principle, as
set out at Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998
We hope the above is informative, however, in the event that you wish to
complain about the manner in which your enquiry has been handled, you
should write in the first instance to The Information Access Manager,
Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ, or
email [Lancashire County Council request email] and the matter will be
referred to an Information Governance Manager for review and
If, after this stage, you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to refer
the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, contact details for
which are as follows:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]
Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact the
Team quoting reference number 936.1709.PH
On Behalf of the Information Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Lancashire County Council,
[Lancashire County Council request email]