How many FOI requests have been delayed?

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Dear Somerset County Council,

Please tell me how many FOI requests have been delayed in the last 3 years?

What steps have been taken to improve the situation.

Yours faithfully,

Brenda Prentice

Somerset County Council,

Somerset County Council Information Request Team
Information request
Our reference: 2368065

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Dear Ms Prentice
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information about Response delays which we
received on 26 April 2017.

We are currently dealing with your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we aim to send our response to you on or before
25 May 2017.
 
Please note that we are experiencing a high level of requests at the
moment, and there may be a delay in responding to your request. We will
aim to keep you informed should this be the case.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested.  If this is the case we
will carry out an assessment and will inform you of any exemptions that
apply.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If this happens, we will send you a
fees notice detailing a summary of the proposed cost, and terms of
payment, which would need to be paid before we are able to proceed.

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss your request
please contact me quoting your reference detailed at the top of this
email.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Simon Butt
Information Request Officer
Communications
01823359359
 
 

Somerset County Council,

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Information request
Our reference: 2368065

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Dear Ms Prentice
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 April 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Simon Butt
Information Request Officer
Communications
01823359359
 
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Brenda Prentice

Dear Somerset County Council,
Thank you for your response. It would appear your team has not been helped by poor Governance from on high.
I hope SCC will be able to remove the damming sentence, informing people it can't comply with legislation, soon.

Yours sincerely,

Brenda Prentice