Treatment of exempt information at council meetings

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Dear North Somerset 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

North Somerset Council

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Our reference: 3220440

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Dear Mr Temple
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request regarding 'Treatment of exempt information at
council meetings', made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Your request has been allocated reference 3220440 and we will respond by
the 20th working day, which is on 5 March 2021.  Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
 
If you wish to know how we will use your personal data, please read our
privacy notices available at
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Many thanks
 
Sinead Johnson
Information Governance Officer
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 634609
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk

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Dear Owen Temple
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 February 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Many thanks
 
Sinead Johnson
Information Governance Officer
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 634609
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk
 

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