Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please can you provide details of the following:

- How many placement requests for secondary school have been received to attend schools in North Lanarkshire from pupils who are resident in East Dunbartonshire?
- Of these placement requests, how many have been successful.

For this request, I am looking for figures for the current school year

Yours faithfully,

Niall Kieran

Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Kieran

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Neil McKay
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Legal and Democratic
Please contact by email

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Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Kiernan

 

Request for Information

 

I refer to your email of 3 May 2024 seeking information in relation to
placement requests.

 

Having investigated, I can advise that for the current school year, no
placement requests for attending a secondary school in North Lanarkshire
have been received from pupils who are resident in East Dunbartonshire? 

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the applicant
and provide an address for correspondence. The application must also
specify the request for information to which the requirement for review
relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction
with the original decision of the local authority and the matter which
gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the decision on review
by the local authority or the failure of the local authority to issue such
a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as
follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Neil McKay

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Legal and Democratic

Please contact by email

 

 

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