Totals for Subject Access Requests and FOI Section 40(1) Exemptions in 2016
Dear Bridgend County Borough Council,
I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:
1) How many Subject Access Requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st 2016 to Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;
2) How many FOI Section 40(1) exemptions did you employ during this same time period?
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01-6791
We acknowledge your request for information received on 2 October 2017.
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Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
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Dear Mr Jackson,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01- 6791
We refer to your email dated 2 October 2017 which contained a request for
information as set out in italics below. Following consideration of your
request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I respond
to each point as follows:
1) How many Subject Access Requests did you receive in the year Jan 1st
2016 to Dec 31st 2016 (or your equivalent business/financial year), and;
2) How many FOI Section 40(1) exemptions did you employ during this same
I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information. If you wish to request a review, please write
Mr P A Jolley
Corporate Director, Operational and
Partnership Services and Monitoring Officer
Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend, CF31 4WB
within 28 days of the date of this letter. If you remain dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review, you may seek further recourse by lodging
an appeal with the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
Tel: 02920 678400
Fax: 02920 678399
E:mail : [email address]
Freedom of Information Office
Bridgend County Borough Council
Level 2, Civic Offices
Tel: 01656 643565
Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
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