Treatment of exempt information at council meetings

Owen Temple made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire East Council

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Dear Cheshire East Council,

Please can you supply me with the following information about items considered under Part B (Press and Public excluded) at meetings of the council:

1) Are the specific reasons as to why the information is exempt stated in the Agenda for the meeting?
2) Is the Part B of the meeting fully minuted and the full minute agreed in Part B of a future meeting?
If not, how is the Part B minuted?
3) Are all or some papers considered under Part B routinely reviewed at a later date to establish whether the reason for their exemption remains valid, or whether the passage of time has resulted in the public interest in their publication out weighing the reason for which they were originally exempted?
4) If only some items are routinely reviewed, what is the policy as to which items should be reviewed?
5) When it is established that the exempt paperwork or record relating to a Part B meeting is appropriate for total or partial publication, either as a result of routine review or because it has been supplied in reply to a Freedom of Information request, is that paperwork then published on the council’s website alongside the other paperwork for the relevant meeting?
6) Has the council ever reviewed its policy on Part B papers in one of the council’s public meetings?

Yours faithfully,

Owen Temple

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

[1]Cheshire East New Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: 8 February 2021
Our Reference: 10787620

 
Dear Owen Temple
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request regarding Items considered under Part B (Press
and Public excluded) at meetings of the council.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 5 March 2021.  
 
In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please reply to this
email.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Kate Tomlinson
Compliance and Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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[1]Cheshire East New Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: 23 February 2021
Our Reference: 10787620
Your reference:[FOI #724655 email]
 
Dear Owen Temple
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 5 February 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Helen Sweeney
Senior Compliance & Customer Relations Officer
Cheshire East Council
 
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