Section 33A disclosure of information to the ICO

A Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

Over the last five years how many times have the Local Government Ombudsmen disclosed information to the Information Commissioner (ICO) under Section 33A, Part III of the 1974 Local Government Act.

Please supply the number for each Ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

A Johnson

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear A Johnson

Our ref: CS/10/013

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below received on 8 February. We will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 8 March 2010) or, if unable to do so, we will write to you again explaining why.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's offfice | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |
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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear A Johnson

I attach a letter in response to the request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's offfice | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |
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Dear Foi Officer,

Thank you for the information or more correctly no information. Please confirm how you know its happens if you keep no records?

Yours sincerely,

A Johnson

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear A Johnson

We know it happens because people have complained to the ICO about our handling of their FOI requests, and sometimes the ICO will then asked to see all information we have refused to disclose. It is in these circumstances that the LGO will disclose information to the ICO under s 33A. Some members of staff can recall this happening, but as there is no record kept of it, there is no recorded information I can supply to you.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's offfice | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |
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