Dear Croydon Borough Council,

most public bodies list the freedom of information requests on their website with status of what was released. you do not supply this data on your website

under FOI please give me an excel (NOT as a pdf) list of all FOI requests you have had since it became law. for each FOI request, please list:

date of request
date of reply
reference number/ID
subject/title of the request [each request on the list should include the subject/title of the request please]
status [whether information was fully released, partially released or withheld]

please email your reply back to the above email address. if you have any questions about this please email me

thanks

Yours faithfully,

Brian Farnet

Haynes-Ranger, Angela, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr Farnet,

Thank you for your email dated 30 July 2010 in which you have requested,
among other matters information regarding all FOI requests we have had
since it became law.

We are considering your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, and hope to respond within the statutory 20 working
days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, either
myself or a colleague will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Angela Haynes-Ranger

Legal Support Officer

London Borough of Croydon

Democratic & Legal Services

Chief Executive's Office

5th Floor,Taberner House

Park Lane, Croydon CR9 3JS

DX 136017 Croydon 17

Tel:020 8686 4433 ext 61402

Fax:020 8760 5679

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Kevin Lawrence left an annotation ()

Take a look at this FOI Request.

You will see the council avoids providing this information.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tr...

Kevin Lawrence left an annotation ()

I expect the council to refuse your FOI on the basis that to comply would exceed the maximum cost allowed.

I suggest you refer to the previous request, and ask for data for say the most recent 300 FOI Requests.

You can amend your FOI now if you wish.

Passman, Howard, Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Farnet,

I am writing further to your email dated 30 July 2010, in which you have
requested information in respect of, Freedom of Information Act requests
as follows:

"Under FOI please give me an excel (NOT as a pdf) list of all FOI requests
you have had since it became law. for each FOI request, please list:

o date of request
o date of reply
o reference number/ID
o subject/title of the request [each request on the list should
o include the subject/title of the request please]
o status [whether information was fully released, partially released
o or withheld]"

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and have conducted a search into our records. The
Council does receive a large number of written requests which, although
they may satisfy the definition of a FoIA request, are dealt with
routinely and not recorded as FoIA. Where the Council does hold the
information requested and where that information is readily accessible
this is now provided to you on the spreadsheets attached for the years
2006 to date. Please accept my apologies for the late reply.

In respect of information prior to that date s.12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 provides for an appropriate limit to be set in terms
of the officer time taken to deal with a request. The appropriate limit
has been specified in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate
Limit) Regulations 2004 and for local authorities it is set at £450. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2½ working days in
locating, retrieving and extracting the information from where it is
stored. It is considered that to provide the information you have
requested, Council officers would need to go through a large amount of
documents and data on its systems in order to locate, retrieve and extract
all of the information that you have requested. The cumulative time it
would take Council officers to do this would exceed the "appropriate
limit". Accordingly, the Council is not obliged to comply with your
request as it falls within the s.12 exemption and we will not be
processing your request further.

If you are unhappy with the way the department has handled your request
under the Freedom of Information Act, you may ask for an internal review.
You can do this by outlining the details of your complaint and either:

o e-mailing us at [Croydon Borough Council request email]
o faxing us on 0208 760 5679
o writing to FOI Complaints, London Borough of Croydon, Democratic and
Legal Services, Croydon, CR9 3JS

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

o Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Howard Passman

Information Management Manager

Democratic & Legal Services Division

Southside, 5th Floor Taberner House

Park Lane, Croydon CR9 3JS

020 8726 6000 ext. 62318

www.croydon.gov.uk

www.croydononline.org

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