Information relating to Covid 19 Test Site in Dalkeith, Scotland

Ruth Sutherland made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health and Social Care

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Ruth Sutherland

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please provide the following:

1. A copy of the site risk assessment for the symptomatic Covid 19 test site in Ramsay Croft Car Park, Dalkeith, Scotland.
2. A copy of the site selection criteria for Covid 19 Test sites issued by the UK Department of Health and Social Care issued to Scottish Local Authorities in February 2021.
3. The daily number of symptomatic patients attending appointments at the Covid 19 test site in Ramsay Croft Car Park, Dalkeith, since 21 May 2021 to date.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ruth Sutherland

Department of Health and Social Care

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Ruth Sutherland

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Thank you for your reply. I have looked at all of the 11 links that you supplied, unfortunately none of them provide the information that I have asked for in my Freedom of Information request.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Sutherland

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mrs Sutherland,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1335452).

Yours sincerely, 

Piper Hewitt-Dudding
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Ruth Sutherland

Dear Piper Hewitt-Dudding of the Department of Health and Social Care,

Thank you for your reply and for supplying the information I requested in Part 3 of my FOI request.

I am pleased that you have the documents that I asked for in Parts 1 and 2 of my FOI request.

I fully understand that you are unable to release commercially sensitive information. Please send me the documents, with anything commercially sensitive redacted.

I am interested in the Covid 19 risk from the Dalkeith Test Site to close residents, their family and friends, and the public: this information will most certainly meet your public interest definition.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Sutherland

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mrs Sutherland

Thank you for your email. Please confirm if you would like us to handle your request as an Internal Review of our response to FOI-1335452.

Yours sincerely
Dorothy Crowe
FOI team

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Ruth Sutherland

Dear Freedom of Information,

I confirm that I would like the FOI team to handle my request as an Internal Review. Reference FOI-1335452.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Sutherland

Dear FreedomofInformation,

On 2nd July 2021 I asked you to conduct an internal review into my request reference FOI-1335452. This was 30 working days ago and I understand that you should endeavour to reply within 20 working days. Please confirm that you are conducting your internal review, and let me know what date I should expect to receive your response.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Sutherland

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mrs Sutherland,

I apologise for the delay in you receiving a response to your internal
review request for FOI-1335452 (our ref:IR-1342884).

Due to high volumes, the Department of Health and Social Care is still
considering your request and we will respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely, 

Ed Franklyn
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

On 2nd July 2021 I asked you to conduct an internal review into my request reference FOI-1335452 (Your Ref: IR-1342884). This was 111 working days ago and I understand that you should endeavour to reply within 20 working days. Your own guidance states that “in no case should the total time taken exceed 40 working days”. By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now. Please confirm that you are conducting your internal review, and let me know what date I should expect to receive your response.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Sutherland

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mrs Sutherland,
 
Your requested internal review of FOI-1335452 is now complete. Please see
the attached letter for the outcome.
Yours sincerely,
 
Ed Franklyn
FOI Internal Reviews
Department of Health & Social Care
 

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Thank you for sending me the outcome of your internal review. You have concluded that you do hold documents containing information pertinent to my request, but you are withholding the information on the grounds that it is commercially sensitive.
In my request for an internal review I stated, on 2 July 2021:
"I fully understand that you are unable to release commercially sensitive information. Please send me the documents, with anything commercially sensitive redacted".
You have ignored the part of my request that refers to the option of redacting. You have stated that the documents are in the public interest. It is unreasonable to say that the entire contents of the documents are commercially sensitive. Please send me the documents that you hold which contain the information pertinent to my request, and redact any sentences that are commercially sensitive.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Sutherland

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ruth Sutherland,

Thank you for your email.

If you are not content with the outcome of your internal review, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. The ICO can be contacted at:

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

https://ico.org.uk/concerns

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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