Totals for FOI Requests and FOI Section 21 Exemptions in 2016

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Dear Sutton Borough 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

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Nick Jackson
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO
- F11295 (please quote in correspondence)
I acknowledge your request for information received on 3rd October 2017
relating to Totals for FOI Requests and FOI Section 21 Exemptions in 2016.
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Yours sincerely
FOI Admin Officer
London Borough of Sutton

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Nick Jackson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO - F11295

 

I refer to your request for information dated the 02 October
2017 concerning Totals For FOI Requests And FOI Section 21 Exemptions In
2016.

 

I have pasted your request below for ease and you will find my responses
below your questions in blue text.  

 

1) How many FOI requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 - Dec
31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;
Answer - 1392 between 01 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.
2) How many FOI Section 21 exemptions did you employ during this same time
period?
Answer - 63.

 

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Improvement Team, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA.

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Yours sincerely

Scott Brewer
Customer Care & Improvement Officer
Customers, Commissioning & Governance Division
Chief Executive's Directorate
London Borough of Sutton
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