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Totals for FOI Requests and FOI Section 21 Exemptions in 2016

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Dear Fife Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1) How many FOI requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 - Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;

2) How many FOI Section 21 exemptions did you employ during this same time period?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Jackson

Fife Council

Dear Mr Jackson,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 03/10/2017 our reference : FCIR 18960. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely,

S Guthrie
Information Management Request Team

Fife Council

Dear Mr Jackson,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your information request received 03/10/2017 our reference: FCIR 18960

In regards to part of your request -

- How many FOI Section 21 exemptions did you employ during this same time period?

Can you please clarify what section you are refereeing to;

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Section 21 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

or

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Review by Scottish public authority

Please can you let me know as so I can continue to process your request.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides for you to make this request up to 60 workings days from when we received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of Legal Services that falls outside these timescales.

Yours sincerely

S Guthrie
Information Management Request Team

Dear Fife Council,

To clarify, I would like the number of refusals under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 21 - Information accessible to applicant by other means.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Jackson

Fife Council

Dear Mr Jackson,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your email dated and received 03/10/2017, our reference: FCIR 18960.

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it meets your requirements.

1) How many FOISA requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 - Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;

- 1575

2) How many FOISA Section 25 exemptions did you employ during this same time period?

- 4

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation to the material.

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

Yours sincerely

S Guthrie
Information Management & Requests Team

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