List of council owned residential properties

Mr G Mason made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,
Please supply me with an electronic list of all residential properties (occupied or unoccupied), owned by the Council. I do not want to identify empty properties and I do not want to recieve any personal data about the occupants. The list should just identify the street name and number of any residential property owned by the authority.

I am happy to consider any request for clarification or to discuss any means by which your compliance with this request may be made as easy as possible.

Please acknowledge safe reciept of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Mason

Dear Manchester City Council,
Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Mason

Michelle O'connor, Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Mason
Please find attached an acknowledgement to your request made 10 March
2010.
Regards

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Michelle O'Connor
Team Leader
Housing Information Unit
Manchester City Council
Town Hall Extension
Manchester M60 2JX

Tel 0161 234 4983
Internal 800 4983
Fax 0161 234 4775
M.O'[email address]

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Mark Slater, Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Mason

Please find attached the response to your request for information,

Mark Slater
Head of Housing Information Unit
Room 2043 Town Hall Extension
Manchester City Council - Housing
Manchester
M60 2JX

External telephone number:- 0161 234 4770 / Internal telephone number 800
4770
Fax:- 0161 274 7116
[mobile number]

email [email address]
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/housing/

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Manchester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'List of council owned residential properties'.

In respect of your application of the exemption for personal data (S40), I would refer you to the Information Commissioner's decision in respect of Braintree District Council (refFS50066606 3 Jan 2007). That decision related to an identical information request and the ICO held that the S40 exemption did not apply.

The remainder of your letter relates to a request to obtain data on unoccupied properties. My request does not seek such data and if answered correctly, the information would be incapable of identifying empty properties. These exemptions are irrelevant.

I note that you have waited until the very last day of the 20 day period before informing me of the application of these exemptions. I also note that a good part of the letter appears to have been cut and pasted from previous responses. The perception given is that you have deliberately waited the full 20 days as some form of obstructive tactic.

I would be grateful for a speedier response to my request for a review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/li...

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Mason

Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Mason

Please find attached in relation to your request for an internal review

(See attached file: InternalReviewAcknowledgement19April2010.doc)

Yours sincerely

Cath Cryer
Democratic Services
Town Hall
Albert Sq
M60 2LA

Tel: 0161 234 3766
Fax: 0161 274 7007

Website: www.manchester.gov.uk
Email: [Manchester City Council request email]

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Robert Davies left an annotation ()

This seems to have passed the appropriate 20 day review period.

Dear Ms Cryer,
I have not received a response to my request for an internal review. The Information Commissioner's guidance suggests a response within 20 working days. You acknowledged my request on 19 April and this timescale has therefore been exceeded.

I cannot avoid the conclusion that you are deliberately seeking to delay this request. Unless, I receive a clear timescale for dealing with my request from you within the next 2 days, I will lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Mr G Mason

Mark Slater, Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Mason

Please find attached the Director of Housing response to the internal
review requested by yourself. Please accept our apologies for the delay in
responding.

Mark Slater
Head of Housing Information, Quality and Performance
Level 2
Number One First Street
Whitworth St West
Manchester
M1 5DE

External telephone number:- 0161 234 4770 / Internal telephone number 800
4770
Fax:- 0161 274 7116
[mobile number]

email [email address]
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/housing/

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Mason,

It has come to our attention that there is a referencing error in the
letter that was sent to you by the Council on 2 June 2010. The second
reference that is made in this letter to the House of Commonscase wrongly
states that this was upheld by "the Court of Appeal" on 16 May 2008. The
House of Commonscase was in fact upheld by the High Court (as stated in our
first reference at point 2 of the paragraph setting out the issues
considered by the Council on Internal Review) and not the Court of Appeal.

The Council apologises for any confusion that this may have caused, and
sets out below the full reference to the case concerned so that there is no
uncertainty as to the Court that was involved: Corporate Officer of the
House of Commons v The Information Commissioner, Heather Brooke, Ben
Leapman, Jonathan Michael Ungoed-Thomas (Case No: CO2888/2008 High Court of
Justice Divisional Court 16 May 2008) [2008] EWHC 1084 (Admin).

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Mr G Mason left an annotation ()

Dear all,
After complaining to the ICO I was notified that the City Council has now listed the information I requested on their website. I attach the address to the information for anyone that wishes to use it.

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/f...