Trouble accessing spending information

Spend Network made this Freedom of Information request to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

I am struggling to access your spending information regarding transactions over £25,000 on your website. Please can you rectify this issue as soon as possible or provide me with your data.

Yours faithfully,

Spend Network

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received today, 23rd November 2018.

We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide you with a response promptly, and within no more than 20 working days of receipt of a request, which will be on or before 21st December 2018.

If we require any clarification or further details we will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact this team.

FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended.
Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your Freedom of Information request of 23rd November 2018 the obligation to publish spending information on the internet is not applicable in Wales. Unfortunately, the information that you require would take in excess of 18 hours to locate, retrieve and extract which would take the time required over the 18 hours officer time threshold.

In accordance with Section 12 of the FOI Act 2000 and the associated FOI fees regulations, a public authority is not required to deal with a specific FOI request where in its reasonable estimation the time expended in doing so would be in excess of 18 hours of one or more officers accumulated time. Accordingly in light of the aforesaid please be advised that we are not prepared to comply with your request on this occasion.

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the Authority's FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority's Monitoring Officer at the following address:-

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer
Civic Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ

In the event that you appeal and are dissatisfied with that response, you may then appeal direct to the Information Commissioner, whose address is:

Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Thank you
FOI Team

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended.
Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Dear FOI Team,

Would you be able to provide me with the website where you publish your data online?

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your email below and our previous response to your original request, we would respectfully clarify that this information is not published on the Authority's website because (unlike in England) there is no legal requirement for Welsh Local Authorities to do so.

Yours faithfully,
FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended.
Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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