Overcrowding

Caroline Egglestone made this Freedom of Information request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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

The request was refused by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Caroline Egglestone

Dear East Riding of Yorkshire Council,

Q1 how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 1 bed private rental property are overcrowded?
Q2 how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 1 bed social housing property are overcrowded?
Q3 how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 2 bed private rental property are overcrowded?
Q4 how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 2 bed social housing property are overcrowded?
If you no longer hold the allocations list please state the name of who does

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Egglestone

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Ms Egglestone

Further to your recent request for access to information, please see the
attached letter.
Kind Regards,
Freedom of Information
*********************************
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

If you have any further queries please email: [email address]

 

 

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Ms Egglestone

Further to your recent request for access to information within the
Freedom of Information Act, please see the attached letter.
Kind Regards,
Freedom of Information
*********************************
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

If you have any further queries please email: [email address]

 

 

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Pamela Stoneman left an annotation ()

This was basically the council reply for anyone who can't see the file.

"I confirm that the Council holds the information in relation to your particular request. The Council estimates that the cost of making the information available to you will be £41,650 and exceeds the appropriate limit of £450 which equates to 18 hours of officer time.

The council prioritises applications based on Factors of Reasonable Preference as set out in the Housing Act 1996 as amended. One of these relates to unsatisfactory or unsuitable housing, one element of this may be overcrowding but other housing issues may also lead to this factor being awarded. The Council could only identify whether overcrowding is an issue by manually checking the application. We hold over 10,000 applicants on the waiting list and to extract the file, check it and gather the info would take a minimum of ten minutes per file.

The Council is able to use its discretion under Part II of the Act, in deciding whether to allow access to the information. In this instance the Council has decided not to allow access."

What? £2,313.88 per hour to collate the requested information? That is just astonishing!

Linda Sinclair left an annotation ()

very strange, every Council in the UK has been asked these questions, many have replied within hours with the information as its clearly data they should know and is easily accessible

Pamela Stoneman left an annotation ()

Also, taking into consideration this would be completed within 18 hours for the least amount of applications - 10,000. Therefore, a minimum 92.58 officers of the council would be required to complete the request going by the information supplied - (6 files an hour/officer x 18) giving 108 files per officer.

This also means for costs of £2,313.88 per hour for 92.58 council officers they would be paid on average £25 (£24.99) an hour for doing very basic admin work.

#austerity

Caroline Egglestone left an annotation ()

Surely the figures are already out there as MP would have asked for these figures to make an informed quote re overcrowding