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Franc McLaughlin made this Freedom of Information request to Bexley Borough Council

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From: Franc McLaughlin

16 July 2010

Dear Bexley Borough Council,

Please disclose Bexley Borough's plans to meet the government's
transparency commitments for local authorities -
http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corpo... -
including when each category of data will begin to be released, how
frequently it will be updated, in what form it will be released,
and where the data will be available.

Yours faithfully,

Franc McLaughlin

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From: Freedom of Information
Bexley Borough Council

20 July 2010

Dear Franc McLaughlin,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Transparency - Bexley - our reference 10/500

I acknowledge your request for information received on 19th July 2010.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Local Stuides Librarian and Freedom of Information Officer, Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, Central Library, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7HJ.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

John Grosvenor
Local Studies Librarian and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley
Local Studies and Archive Centre,
Townley Road,
Bexleyheath,
Kent. DA6 7HJ
Tel: 020 8303 7777 ext 3369
DDI 020 8836 7369
Fax: 020 8304 7058
[email address]

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From: Mogg, Trevor
Bexley Borough Council

23 July 2010

Dear Mr McLaughlin

Thank you for your recent freedom of information request concerning the
government's transparency plans for local authorities.

Your request has been considered and our response is shown below.

The London Borough of Bexley intends to fully comply with the government's
transparency commitments for local authorities and has started gathering
information in advance of the Codes of Practice being published in
November.

We will be able provide information concerning the frequency, form and
whereabouts of information to be published once the code of practice has
been published.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the FOI Review Officer by email to [Bexley Borough Council request email]

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Trevor Mogg
Procurement Manager
London Borough of Bexley
[2][email address]
Direct dial 020 8294 6422

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