number of FOI requests ignored by essex police

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Dear Essex Police and Crime Commissioner,

I would like information regarding the number of foi requests that are processed by Essex police.

How many foi requests were made to essex police in 2012
How many foi requests were replied to with information provided
How many foi requests were replied to with the following response:

'Thank you for your enquiry which as been passed to this office by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and has been logged under the above reference.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20 working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of information requests a public authority may receive or the number of requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit, (currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly unreasonable in its scope or nature. Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to refuse the requests wholly or in part.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk<http://www.ico.gov.uk/> specific information relating to submitting a request can be found at: http://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/off...

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your request. Our team are happy to discuss your request with you and will be able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available from Essex Police'

How many foi requests have you listed as completed?
How many foi requests have you listed as satisfying the original request?
How many foi requests are you unable to process?

Yours faithfully,

Robert Ely

Police and Crime Commissioner,

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Police and Crime Commissioner, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Ely,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request, which has been recorded in accordance with our procedures.

Before answering your request, I would like some clarity as outlined below:

In your last paragraph you ask three questions as follows;

How many foi requests have you listed as completed?
How many foi requests have you listed as satisfying the original request?
How many foi requests are you unable to process?

Are these questions being asked of Essex Police or the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner?

Once I receive clarity I will then process your request.

Yours sincerely,
Tina Bateman

Tina Bateman | Support Officer | Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way | Chelmsford | Essex CM1 1GU | T: 01245 291696 | Internal: 161696
Email: [email address]|   Web: http://www.essex.pcc.police.uk/ 

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