Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Could you provide me with the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) have been received by the council?

Could you break down the figures received by the directorate to which the Subject Access Requests (SAR) were made or the Directorate that fulfilled the Subject Access Requests (SAR) e.g. Childrens Services?

Could you break down the figures by financial years 16/17, 17/18, and the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) so far made in 18/19?

Could you break down the figures to show the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) complied with.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Councillor Stuart Kelly

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Councillor Stuart Kelly

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.

 

Your request asked:

“Could you provide me with the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR)
have been received by the council?

 

Could you break down the figures received by the directorate to which the
Subject Access Requests (SAR) were made or the Directorate that fulfilled
the Subject Access Requests (SAR) e.g. Childrens Services?

 

Could you break down the figures by financial years 16/17, 17/18, and the
number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) so far made in 18/19?

 

Could you break down the figures to show the number of Subject Access
Requests (SAR) complied with.”

 

 

We are unable to answer your request fully as Wirral Council began to
record information on Subject Access Requests (SAR) in the financial year
2017/2018  this information has been recorded as subject access requests
closed in the month.  Prior to this Subject Access requests were not
reported on or recorded corporately. 

 

To assist you with your enquiries we have provided the attached recorded
information for all closed Subject Access Requests (SAR) from financial
year 2017/2018 and we trust that this is useful.

 

 

Therefore we have been unable to answer your request fully.  The Council
has relied on section 12 (1) to refuse your request as officers have
estimated an exercise to answer your request in full would exceed the
appropriate limit 18.5 hours allowed by the legislation FOIA 2000. 
Further information relating to this exemption is below:

“Where an authority is not obliged to comply with a request for
information because, under section 12(1) and regulations made under
section 12, the cost of complying would exceed the "appropriate limit"
(i.e. cost threshold) the authority should consider providing an
indication of what, if any, information could be provided within the cost
ceiling. The authority should also consider advising the applicant that by
reforming or re-focusing their request, information may be able to be
supplied for a lower, or no, fee.”

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal of the information
requested.  Please direct any request for an internal review to
[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an internal review you also
have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, whose office
can be contact at

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[2]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Section 16 of the FOI legislation requires us to provide you with advice
and guidance. Wirral Council began recording information on all closed
Subject Access Requests (SAR) in the financial year 2017/2018,  therefore
this information has been provided and we trust that this is of assistance
to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Management

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[3]Tel:0151 691 8397

[4][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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