Minutes of Meeting of Friday 13th June 2008

Steve Hunt made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by Conwy County Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear CCBC,

I require a copy of the minutes and a list of attendees of the meeting of Friday 13th June 2008 held in Colin Bailey's office, of which I was the subject.

I also require copies of any notes, documents, decision notices, directions, resolutions, correspondence or anything else at all that came about in any way in any form as a result of or pursuant to this meeting.

Steve Hunt

Dear CCBC,

Under the Freedom of Information Act you are now breaking the law (yet again).

By law you had to respond to my request promptly, but no later that 28th May 2009.

A formal complaint has therefore been made to the Information Commissioner.

Steve Hunt


I am writing to request an internal review of Conwy Council's handling of my FOI request 'Minutes of Meeting of Friday 13th June 2008'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Steve Hunt

CCBC - if you do not acknowledge my request by close of business on 1st September 2009, I shall lodge a further formal complaint with the Information Commissioner.

By refusing to deal with my FOI requests, you are willfully breaking the law (as you have done many times already)

Steve Hunt

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Now being investigated by the Information Commissioner: Case ref RFA0273233

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Being investigated by Information Commissioner: Case Reference Number RFA0273233

The ICO has written to the Council today informing them of their breach of the Law.

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The ICO has today stated that:

"From all of the information that is now available to me it appears that Conwy County Borough Council has failed to comply with the sixth data protection principle in this case in that the Council did not respond to your subject access request within the 40 day time period prescribed by the Act. Consequently, it is my assessment that it is unlikely that Conwy County Borough Council has complied with the DPA in this case."

the ICO goes on to say:

"I am therefore writing to Conwy County Borough Council informing them of our assessment decision whilst at the same time recommending that steps are taken to ensure that any future subject access requests the Council receives, are responded to within the time frame laid down by the Data Protection Act 1998."

I should explain that as the ICO assessed that the meeting was about me personally, some of the information would be "personal", and therefore accessible under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, rather than the Freedom of Information Act. Hence reference above to 'sunject access requests' and the DPA 1998.

The issue of the release of information that IS subject to the FOIA (such as notes or documents etc. relating to the meeting) is still to be dealt with.