Members Enquiries by councillors

Chris Holt made this Freedom of Information request to Lambeth Borough Council

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Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Would you please tell me how many Members enquiries from Lambeth Councillors have been received by Lambeth officers since the inception of the current Council in 2014. Can you please break down the figure by Councillor name and calendar year.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Holt

Jane Shields, Lambeth Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: IR213048

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Request details:  Request for information about Members Enquiries by
councillors .
 
We acknowledge receipt of your request for information that was received
on13 September 2017.

We are dealing with your request and aim to respond within 20 working
days, by 11 October 2017.
Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Sue Allen
Freedom of Information Team
London Borough of Lambeth
E-mail: [Lambeth Borough Council request email]
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Dear Mr Holt,
Please see attached letter in response to your recent request for
information.

Kind regards,

Ben Hendry
Complaints & Information Officer
London Borough of Lambeth
 
020 7926 3892
[1][email address]
[2]www.lambeth.gov.uk
 
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Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Lambeth Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Members Enquiries by councillors'.

The reason given for refusing my request is that it would take 833 hours of officer time to retrieve the information.

However, surely a simple check of councillors' icasework system should supply figures in just a few minutes.

I note that another Lambeth resident, Bruno Combelles, asked the same question in February 2017 and received a full response from Sarah Williams on 7 March.

It can't have taken her over 800 hours to provide the information to Mr Combelles as she did so within a month of his FOI being submitted.

Rather than retrieving the same information again - MEs submitted since May 2014 - perhaps Lambeth Council officers could supply just the data on Members Enquiries submitted since February 2017 (just seven months). This will significantly reduce the time required. And if in doubt as to how to do this quickly, perhaps Ms Williams could share her expertise.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris Holt

Jane Shields, Lambeth Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: IR216330

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Request details:  Data on Members Enquires since February 2017 .
 
We acknowledge receipt of your request for information that was received
on 11 October 2017.

We are dealing with your request and aim to respond within 20 working
days, by 8 November 2017.
Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 Carlton Brackstone
Freedom of Information Team
London Borough of Lambeth
E-mail: [Lambeth Borough Council request email]
website: www.lambeth.gov.uk
 
Lambeth - the co-operative council
 
Read about our ambitions for Lambeth in ‘Future Lambeth: Our Borough Plan’
at www.lambeth.gov.uk/BoroughPlan Disclaimers apply - full details at
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Ben Hendry, Lambeth Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: IR216330

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Dear Mr Holt,
Please see attached letter in response to your recent request for
information.

Kind regards,

Ben Hendry
Complaints & Information Officer
London Borough of Lambeth
 
020 7926 3892
[1][email address]
[2]www.lambeth.gov.uk
 

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