Number of Food Hygiene report FOI requests

Michael Walden made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff Council

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Dear Cardiff Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please provide me with the number of FOI/EIR requests for Food Hygiene reports received by Cardiff Council since 1st April 2010.

For each month since 1st April 2010 please provide:

1) The number of requests received
2) The number of requests that resulted in the report being provided to the requester
3) The number of requests that were denied under an exemption in FOI/EIR.
4) Where possible, the amount of staff time required to respond to the requests.

I understand that the current month (March 2011) is not yet complete, so please provide only preliminary figures for this month.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Walden

FOI - Strategic Planning & Environment, Cardiff Council



Our Ref: SPE 854/FOI 00127/JS/LD

Dear Mr Walden

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
about, No of food safety requests received since April 2010, received
on 21st March 2011.

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Yours Sincerely

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.

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FOI - Strategic Planning & Environment, Cardiff Council


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Our Ref: SPE SPE 854/FOI 000227 /JS/LD

Dear Mr Walden

RE: No. of Food Hygiene Reports received.

Thank you for your request for information concerning the above received
on 21st March 2011.

We have considered your request and enclose the following information;

Under the Freedom of Information Act please provide me with the number of
FOI/EIR requests for Food Hygiene reports received by Cardiff Council
since 1st April 2010. For each month since 1st April 2010 please provide:

1) The number of requests received = Cardiff Council has received 17 Food
Inspection/Hygiene reports requests since April 2010 to date.

2) The number of requests that resulted in the report being provided to
the requester = 10 requests

3) The number of requests that were denied under an exemption in FOI/EIR.
= 3 requests had exemptions 12(5)(b) applied, 1 is on going (see below), 1
is on hold, 1 was rejected due to cost and 1 deemed to be unreasonable.

4) Where possible, the amount of staff time required to respond to the
requests. = Officer time taken to respond to FOI's is not recorded.

I understand that the current month (March 2011) is not yet complete, so
please provide only preliminary figures for this month. = At present we
have one outstanding/ongoing request regarding Food Inspection reports
which was received on 29th March 2011. Any others are included in the
figures given above.

We supply the information based on your original request. If this
information does not answer your enquiry or if you feel we have not fully
understood your request, please contact me to clarify your exact
requirements.

You can find out more about the FOI Act from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales)

Cambrian Buildings

Mount Stuart Square

Cardiff

CF10 5FL

[2]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.u...

Telephone: 029 2044 8044

Fax: 029 2044 8045

Email: [3][email address]

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

Jeff Salmon
Group Leader (Strategic Services) / Arweinydd Grŵp (Gwasanaethau
Strategol)
Tel / Ffôn : (029) 2087 2981
Fax / Ffacs : (029) 2087 1817
E-Mail / E-bost : [4][email address]

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.

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Michael Walden

Dear FOI - Strategic Planning & Environment,

Thank you for your response. Please could you clarify which exemptions/exceptions have been used for the requests noted in Question 3.

a) "3 requests had exemptions 12(5)(b) applied" - I assume this is EIR exception 12(5)(b) rather than an FOI exemption. Is this correct?

b) "1 was rejected due to cost" - Is this FOI exemption 12(1) or EIR exception 12(4)?

c) "1 deemed to be unreasonable" - Which FOI exemption/EIR exception applies to this request?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Walden

Phillip Bradshaw, Cardiff Council

Dear Mr Walden

With apologies for the delay in answering your follow up questions
: a] 3 requests had exception EIR 12[5] [b] applied. b] 1 was
rejected due to cost, this is EIR exception 12 [4] c]1 deemed to be
unreasonable, this is EIR exception 12 [4] [b]

Phil Bradshaw Cardiff Council