Meeting minutes

[name removed] made this Freedom of Information request to North Lanarkshire Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by North Lanarkshire Council.

Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to enquire the following information.

Can you please supply me a copy or a link to the Management meeting minutes held at the IT and Technical Service Centre based at Calderdale High School. These meetings are normally attended by the Manager, Deputy Manager and Supervisors.

Can you also supply a copy or link to the staff meetings minutes which the other staff members attend.

Please feel free to blank out individuals names to protect their identity, Can I please have this information from the 1st January 2013 to the 1st of January 2018 or as many years as costs allow.

I am unable to locate this information on The North Lanarkshire Council Minutes, agendas and reports site.

Yours faithfully,

M McBird

Keachie Jacqueline, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a positon to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Keachie
for Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
01698 302232

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John Anderson left an annotation ()

If the account has been suspended does North Lanarkshire Council still have to answer the FOI request ?

McKay Neil, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir / Madam


Request for Information


I refer to your email of 13 March seeking information in terms of the
Freedom of Information legislation.


At the outset, I must advise that when making a request for information,
applicants are required in terms of Section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to provide a name and address for
correspondence.  All requests must name the person making the request and
requests made using a false name or pseudonym are invalid.  With reference
to your request made via the "What do they know" website, I note that the
name associated with the request has been removed from the "What do they
know" website and that this name was different from the name provided in
the text of the request.


Accordingly, I regret to advise you that your request is invalid in terms
of Section 8(1)(b) as you have not provided the name of the person making
the request. In order to be of some assistance, I can advise that if you
provide your name then further consideration will be given to your


I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions,
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if
you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write
to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions.


I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [email address]


Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -


I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.


Yours sincerely



Neil McKay

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

Democratic and Legal Services

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street


ML1 1 AB

Tel : 01698 302 484


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John Anderson left an annotation ()

I have also asked the same question under my account.