Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

In the second reading of the Home Education bill in the House of Lords.
https://goo.gl/kBXzgJ

Lord Soley stated:

"I have had help from across the board, but two of the councils that have been most helpful to me on this are Hampshire and Kent. They have given me information that I hope that the Government will see in due course."

Please provide a copy of all communications and/or documentation (if any) specific to the Home Education bill from or to your local authority between 2016 - 2017. This includes, but is not limited to; Lord Soley, the House of Lords, other local authorities and MPs.

Please redact any identifiable information under S40.

Yours faithfully,

A Thurstan

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear A Thurstan

 

Reference number: FOI/CSF/01/18/14758

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the   05/01/18 requesting the
following information:

 

In the second reading of the Home Education bill in the House of Lords.

https://goo.gl/kBXzgJ

 

Lord Soley stated:

 

"I have had help from across the board, but two of the councils that have
been most helpful to me on this are Hampshire and Kent. They have given me
information that I hope that the Government will see in due course."

 

Please provide a copy of all communications and/or documentation (if any)
specific to the Home Education bill from or to your local authority
between 2016 - 2017. This includes, but is not limited to; Lord Soley, the
House of Lords, other local authorities and MPs.

 

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond to your request as quickly as
possible, and by close of 01/02/2018 at the latest.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting
the reference number above.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

Email: [Hertfordshire County Council request email]

 

 

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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear A Thurstan

 

Reference: FOI/CSF/01/18/14758

 

 

Further to our email of 05/01/ 2018, acknowledging your request for
information, we are currently processing your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  The 20 working day deadline 01/02/18, as outlined
by the Act, is) but unfortunately we are still considering your request
under the Act and will therefore be unable to meet this deadline.  As a
result we would like to extend the deadline by 20 working days to
01/03/18..  I apologise for the delay in responding to your request and
will endeavour to provide a response before  this date if at all possible.

 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting
the reference number on this email.

 

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

Email: [Hertfordshire County Council request email]

 

 

****Disclaimer****

The information in this message should be regarded as confidential and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
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Dear Information Governance,

Can you please clarify why my FOI is still under consideration and has not received a full response as yet?

Yours sincerely,

A Thurstan

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear A Thurstan

Thank you for your email.

Before we can consider release of a number of emails which could be relevant to your request the Freedom of Information Code of Practice requires us to consult with a variety of third parties who may be involved in correspondence. We will need to give them time to respond to our consultation.

Once again please accept our apologies for the delay and be assured that we will respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
Postal Point CHN 305
Hertfordshire County Council,
Pegs Lane
County Hall
Hertfordshire SG13 8DE
t: 01992 555848

Email: [Hertfordshire County Council request email]

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Dear A Thurstan

 

Reference number:  FOI/CSF/01/18/14758

 

On  05/01/18 we received the following request for information from you:

 

Please provide a copy of all communications and/or documentation (if any)
specific to the Home Education bill from or to your local authority
between 2016 - 2017. This includes, but is not limited to; Lord Soley, the
House of Lords, other local authorities and MPs.

 

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County Council does
hold  the information you have requested and can respond as follows:

 

Please see the attached file. Please note some information has been
redacted from the documents in black. The County Council believes this
information is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, relating to third party personal data.  The
disclosure of names not already in the public domain would contravene the
first Data Protection principle due to none of the conditions in Schedule
2 of the Data Protection Act being satisfied.  As a result we are unable
to disclose this information.

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting
the reference above. To find out more about Freedom of Information, please
visit http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/your-cou...

 

If you are unhappy with the way the County Council has handled your
request for information you may request an internal review of the request.
This will be carried out by a member of the County Council Legal Services
Team, who has had no prior involvement with the request. Requests for an
internal review should be sent to the Information Governance Unit at the
address above.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you are
entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your
complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

Email: [Hertfordshire County Council request email]

 

 

 

****Disclaimer****

The information in this message should be regarded as confidential and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential
maintenance or support of the email system.

Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for a very full and thorough response.

Yours sincerely,

A Thurstan

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