Newham Democracy Comission; Elected Member communications

The request was refused by Newham Borough Council.

Dear Newham Borough Council,

1) Please provide me with all emails, or notes of discussions, between Newham Council Elected Members (Mayor and Councillors) , and the Chair of the Newham Democracy Commision.

2) Please also provide include emails on this matter, sent and received by Officers of the Council.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Baikie

London Borough of Newham, Newham Borough Council

 
Information request
Our reference: 9313113

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Dear Mr Baikie
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. in relation to the Newham
Democracy and Civic Participation Commission.

The request needs to be further refined in order that we may complete and
recover the relevant information you require within the appropriate limit
set out by Section 12 of the FOI Act.

Please provide the following refinement to enable us to proceed.

- Timeframe - please give a specific time frame for correspondence.

- Subject Matter - please clearly define the subject matter of the
correspondence to which you request relates. Any and all correspondence
relating to the commission is not sufficiently precise to enable recovery
as the request must be specific and display a clear direction of the
content required rather than just a catch-all of all correspondence.

- Parties - please consider refining the scope - particularly of emails in
relation to the Commission sent and received by any/all officers of the
Council. This is too broad to enable recovery within the refines of the
Act.
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 21/09/2021.
 
If I do not hear from you within the time frame provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
Kind regards
 
Information Governance
[1][email address]
 
 
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Dear London Borough of Newham,

Thank you for your interim response, which however , I do not accept.

Can you therefore, please tell me why LBN at the onset, suggest these "conditionalities" ?

This is a matter of local constitutional importance, and therefore I look forward.within 5 working days , to your response.

Andrew Baikie

London Borough of Newham, Newham Borough Council

Dear Mr Baikie
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your email.
 
Our earlier email was not an interim response, it was a request for
clarification to enable us to undertake a search for the information you
have requested.
 
In order that we may complete and recover the relevant information we
request, again, for you to provide the following refinement to enable us
to proceed.

- Timeframe - please give a specific time frame for correspondence.

- Subject Matter - please clearly define the subject matter of the
correspondence to which you request relates. Any and all correspondence
relating to the commission is not sufficiently precise to enable recovery
as the request must be specific and display a clear direction of the
content required rather than just a catch-all of all correspondence.

- Parties - please consider refining the scope - particularly of emails in
relation to the Commission sent and received by any/all officers of the
Council. This is too broad to enable recovery within the refines of the
Act.
 
In further response to your email below, please advise what you mean by
"conditionalities" and what this is in reference to?
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 21/09/2021.
 
If I do not hear from you within the time frame provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Governance
[1][email address]
 

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Dear London Borough of Newham,

Thank you for your interim response, which however , I do not accept.

Can you therefore, please tell me why LBN at the onset, suggest these
"conditionalities" ?

This is a matter of local constitutional importance, and therefore I look
forward.within 5 working days , to your response.

Andrew Baikie

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Dear London Borough of Newham,

Thank you for your reply today seeking clarification of my request.

1) The emails that I am requesting are any directly or indirectly advocating in favour, to the Commission as a whole , the Commission Chair, or Officers supporting the administration of the Commission, of the Directly Elected Mayor model of Governance

2) The time frame I am suggesting is from the first meeting of the Commission up to and including the date of publication of its final report.

When I referred to "conditionalites" I was simply referring to your request to me narrow the span of my Request, nothing more than that. I hope that I have now, as per above, suitably narrowed it , but if I can help further then please do let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Baikie

London Borough of Newham, Newham Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 9313113

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Dear Mr Baikie
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 14 September 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Governance
Newham Council
[1][email address]
 
 
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Disclaimer
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which may be legally privileged and/or subject to the provisions of
privacy legislation. It is intended solely for the addressee.
If you are not the intended recipient, an addressing or transmission error
has misdirected this e-mail; you must not use, disclose, copy, print or
disseminate the information contained within this e-mail. Please notify
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Any views expressed in this email are those of the individual sender,
except where the sender specifically states these to be the views of the
London Borough of Newham
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have been taken to ensure that no viruses are present. The London Borough
of Newham cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from
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