Rates: Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc

William Thackeray made this Freedom of Information request to Westminster City Council

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

Westminster City Council did not have the information requested.

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

I refer to your response to my previous FOI query, which you can find at:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ra...

You said: "The Mandatory Relief application in question related to a property at 42 Leinster Gardens, W2. It was submitted by the occupier of the property "Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc". "

Please provide the application itself, and any supporting documents or other information that was submitted with it.

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

Westminster City Council

Confirmation of Freedom Of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request details have now been recorded and will be passed on to the
appropriate Divisional Records Officer for action.

This Freedom Of Information Request was based on the following
information:

Name: William Thackeray
Address: see email address
Email: [FOI #10254 email]
Telephone:
Request Details: I refer to your response to my previous FOI query, which
you can find at:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ra...

You said: "The Mandatory Relief application in question related to a
property at 42 Leinster Gardens, W2. It was submitted by the occupier of
the property "Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc". "

Please provide the application itself, and any supporting documents or
other information that was submitted with it.

FOI Reference Number: 3648
Target Completion Date: 12/05/2009

Please do not reply to this email.
This is an automatic response to your request, and replies to this message
will not be actioned.

If you need to contact Westminster City Council regarding your request,
please contact:

mailto:[Westminster City Council request email]
Tel:020 7641 3921

show quoted sections

Black, Phil, Westminster City Council

1 Attachment

[Subject only] FOI Request

show quoted sections

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Westminster City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Rates: Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ra...

My reason for requesting an internal review is:

I do not agree with the Council's application of the Section 41 (information provided in confidence) exception, because I do not agree that the information was provided in confidence.

It may be useful for you to know that the City of London Corporation has already provided a copy of the application form for Mandatory Relief in respect of another address - clearly the CoL does not believe that the Section 41 exemption applies here.

Yours sincerely,

William Thackeray

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

I await your response in respect of my internal review request dated May 11th 2009.

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

William Thackeray

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am still awaiting a response to my FOI internal review request dated May 12.

If I do not hear from you, I will be referring this issue to the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

William Thackeray

FOI, Westminster City Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Thackeray

Please find attached the Council's response your request for an internal
review.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Preston
Knowledge and Information Management Team
Information Services
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London
NW8 8EA
Tel: 020 7641 3332
Fax: 020 7641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]

show quoted sections

William Thackeray left an annotation ()

Letter reads:

WhatDotheyKnow?
Download original attachment
(Word document)
This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Rates: Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc'.

0x08 graphic

Resources

Knowledge and Information Management Team

Information Services

101 Orchardson Street

London

This matter is being dealt with by :

NW8 8EA

Email: [Westminster City Council request email]

Tel No: 0207 641

Fax No: 0207 641 2872

To

Mr W Thackeray

E: [FOI #10254 email]

Date: 9th September 2009

Dear Mr Thackeray

Re: Request for Internal Review - Request 3648

Thank you for your s dated 12th may, 10th July and 24th August 2009 regarding the response to your recent request to the Council (our ref: 3648).

In your s, you asked for an internal review of the handling of your Request. I have summarised the details of your appeal below:

*

That the Council has incorrectly applied the exemption under Section 41

I am sorry that you are dissatisfied with our handling of your requests and I have investigated your complaints under Stage 1 of the Council's Corporate Complaints Procedure. Further details of our procedure can be found on our website: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/c...

Response

Your original request to the Council was for a copy of the mandatory relief application form and related documentation for 42 Leinster Gardens. A response was provided on 12th May 2009 explaining that this information was no longer held by the Council, but that if it were still held, it would be likley to attract an exemption under Section 41 of the Act: Information provided in confidence. You wrote to the Council on 12th May 2009 requesting an internal review as you did not agree that the information was in fact covered by this exemption.

Having reviewed the response received and following discussions with the department concerned, I can confirm that this information is no longer held by the Council. As explained in Mr Black's response, this information has been disposed of in accordance with the department's retention policy.

As the documents concerned are no longer in existence, we cannot comment as to whether or not they would attract the exemption at Section 41: Information Provided in Confidence. Therefore your complaint with regards to the council's application of this exemption is partially upheld.

It should be noted that the refusal notice you received did state this information was no longer held. However, we do accept that this could have been made clearer. I apologise for any confusion this response may have caused.

This completes the internal review into the handling of your Request under the Council's complaints procedure. Should you be dissatisfied with our response, you are entitled to contact the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. For your reference, I have provided his contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510

Web: www.ico.gov.uk

I hope this fulfils your request. Should you have any queries, please contact me at the address above.

Yours sincerely,

4

2

1

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Data Subjects have rights to challenge, alter or erase the inaccurate and unlawful processing of their information. In the first instance please contact The Data Protection Officer, Information Services, 101 Orchardson Street, London NW8 8EA. If you are not satisfied with our response you may contact The Information Commissioner: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF