Treatment of Freedom of Information Requests - Subjects - Outcomes - Time to Respond

Marlon Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Westminster City Council

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Dear Westminster City Council,

For the 100 most recent FOI requests which the council considers closed, be that because the request was rejected, met, or declared "not held", please provide the following information:

(1) The date the request was received by the council.

(2) The summary subject of the request - in less than 20 words

(3) The date the request was acknowledged.

(4) The date the initial final response was given

(5) The status of this response, ie met, not held, rejected

(6) Whether an Internal Review was requested, and if so the date on which this was completed and the outcome status

(7) Whether the FOI Request to the council's knowledge was referred to the ICO.

(8) Whether the ICO issued any guidance or instruction to the council following this referral.

(9) The final outcome after the ICO referral.

It is understood that a case may be referred to the ICO after the council regards it a closed, and so this list request may not be final and definitive, but at any given time, a FOI Request must be either open or closed as far as the council, is considered.

This FOI Request is asking about the situation when it is processed, and a snapshot should be taken, with the date of this recorded in the reply.

As most of this information must already be held electronically for administrative reasons by the council, it should not be onerous to provide it.

Please provide this electronically, preferably in an XLS spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Marlon Campbell

Westminster City Council

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Your request details have now been recorded and will be passed on to the
appropriate Divisional Records Officer for action.

This Freedom Of Information Request was based on the following
information:

Name: Marlon Campbell
Address: See email address
Email: [FOI #27345 email]
Telephone:
Request Details: Dear Westminster City Council,

For the 100 most recent FOI requests which the council considers
closed, be that because the request was rejected, met, or declared
"not held", please provide the following information:

(1) The date the request was received by the council.

(2) The summary subject of the request - in less than 20 words

(3) The date the request was acknowledged.

(4) The date the initial final response was given

(5) The status of this response, ie met, not held, rejected

(6) Whether an Internal Review was requested, and if so the date on
which this was completed and the outcome status

(7) Whether the FOI Request to the council's knowledge was referred
to the ICO.

(8) Whether the ICO issued any guidance or instruction to the
council following this referral.

(9) The final outcome after the ICO referral.

It is understood that a case may be referred to the ICO after the
council regards it a closed, and so this list request may not be
final and definitive, but at any given time, a FOI Request must be
either open or closed as far as the council, is considered.

This FOI Request is asking about the situation when it is
processed, and a snapshot should be taken, with the date of this
recorded in the reply.

As most of this information must already be held electronically for
administrative reasons by the council, it should not be onerous to
provide it.

Please provide this electronically, preferably in an XLS
spreadsheet.

FOI Reference Number: 4865
Target Completion Date: 17/02/2010

Please do not reply to this email.
This is an automatic response to your request, and replies to this message
will not be actioned.

If you need to contact Westminster City Council regarding your request,
please contact:

mailto:[Westminster City Council request email]
Tel:020 7641 3921

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FOI, Westminster City Council

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Dear Mr Campbell,

Please find attached our response to your recent request submitted to the
Council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

<<FOI Response Letter - Campbell FOI 4865.doc>> <<Foi Request 4865.xls>>

Yours sincerely,

Tanya Holden
Data Protection & FOI Officer
Knowledge and Information Management
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London, NW8 8EA
Tel: 0207 641 6451
Fax: 0207 641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]
[1]www.westminster.gov.uk

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Ben Tweedy left an annotation ()

Thats utter rubbish about not being contacted by the ICO. A recent FOI request (about how much money from parking goes to Verrus UK) was refused but after contact from the ICO they released the information! And even CC'd the ICO into the response!!! IT WAS TANYA WHO ANSWERD IT AS WELL!! Here's the link.. http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/de...

Blue left an annotation ()

Either the information commissioner is not telling the truth or Westminster City Council are lying. I have copied a reply from the ICO sent to me on 1st Dec 2009 Case Reference Number FS50256896

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Your complaint is now awaiting allocation to a case officer who will complete a full investigation once allocated.

I will however be writing to Westminster City Council today informing them of the complaint and requesting that they supply us with further arguments and a copy of he withheld information.

Yours sincerely

Rachael Cragg

FOI Team Leader – Local Government

Information Commissioner’s Office

Marlon Campbell left an annotation ()

I only asked for the last 100 FOI Requests, and restricted this to those the council regarded as completed.

The oldest listed was 25-11-09, and the most recent was 20-1-10.

Why not ask for more data, eg the last 200 submitted?

Ben Tweedy left an annotation ()

So that proves that WCC are telling pork pies then. If the oldest listed was 25-11-09, and the most recent was 20-1-10, and that the ICO wrote to them on the 1st of December, then WCC are lying/not telling the truth.