Dear Lewisham 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?
Dear Mr Jackson,
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 419552
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Corporate Complaints and Casework Team
Dear Mr Jackson
Freedom of Information Act 2000 419552
Thank you for your request for information, which I received on 2 October
2017, concerning Subject Access Requests.
Please see our response below:
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;
Total requests received from Jan-Dec 2016- 1494
2) 2) How many FOI Section 40(1) exemptions did you employ during this
same time period?
Total requests exempted under S21- 179 (please note that this includes
responses that had S21 applied along with another exemption
I hope that you will find this response helpful.
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writing to: Information Governance – 1st floor Town Hall Chambers,
Catford, London. SE6 4RU. Or at: [email address]
This must be requested within 40 working days of the date of this
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your reasons to the regulating body, the Information Commissioner's
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Senior Customer Resolutions Officer
Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team
Waste Changes London Borough of Lewisham