West Midlands Forum (Elective Home Education)

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Dear Leicester City Council,

I would appreciate if you could provide the following information regarding the meetings with the West Midlands regional forum from March 2013 - Present:

1) How often the meetings take place.
2) The number of meetings the EHE team attended.
3) The budget allocated for the EHE team to attend those meetings.
4) A list of who attended each meeting.
3) The agenda for each meeting.
4) Any minutes and/or notes that were taken for each meeting.
4) Any correspondence relating to the meetings (with personal information redacted.)

Yours faithfully,
Mr. R. Tate

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Please ask for:             Information Governance

Direct Line:                     0116 454 1300

E-mail:                              [1][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                           FOI 7270

Date:                                9^th January 2015

 

 

Mr R. Tate

[2][FOI #247562 email]

 

Dear Mr Tate

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email of 8^th January 2015 requesting information about
Elective Home Education.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance

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Direct line:          0116 454 1300

Email:                   
[1][Leicester City Council request email]               

Website:              www.leicester.gov.uk

Our ref:                FOIA 7270

Date:                     23^rd January 2015

Mr. R. Tate

[FOI #247562 email]

 

 

Dear Mr Tate

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 

 

Further to your request of 8^th January 2015 regarding the West Midlands
Forum (Elective Home Education), it has now become apparent that we need
more time to consider your request as the following exemption may apply to
the information that you have requested:

 

Section 36           Prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs

 

Section 10 (3) of the Freedom of Information Act says that where we have
to consider whether it is in the public interest to release information,
we do not have to answer the request until such time as is reasonable in
the circumstances.  

 

The Council has not yet reached a decision on the balance of the public
interest and will therefore not be able to respond to your request in full
within 20 working days.   I do, however, hope to let you have a response
by 20^th February 2015.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynn Wyeth

Information Governance Manager

Leicester City Council

 

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Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

The s 36 exemption is interesting http://foiwiki.com/foiwiki/index.php/FOI...

We already know that Helen Sadler from Leicester corresponded with DfE about attendance at the forum to discuss the Elective Home Education Guidelines, perhaps that's what they mean?

http://edyourself.org/articles/LAletters...

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Dear Mr Tate

Please accept my apologies, but we have been unable to finalise our decision as yet due to staff absence and office moves. We anticipate that we will be able to respond to you by Friday 6th March 2015.

Please once more accept my genuine apologies, and please be assured that this request is a top priority for us as soon as key staff return and we are able to make informed decision about some of the material which may be covered by the exemption.

Regards

Lynn Wyeth
Information Governance Manager

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Dear Mr Tate

Once again, please accept my apologies but we are still unable to finalise our decision as yet due to staff absence and office moves. We anticipate that we will be able to respond to you by Friday 13th March 2015.

Please be assured that as soon as key staff return and we are able to make an informed decision we will respond to your request.

Regards

Lynn Wyeth
Information Governance Manager

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Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

More on s 36 exemptions here, this time from the ICO
https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

Dear Leicester City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Leicester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'West Midlands Forum (Elective Home Education)'. Which is now long overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Yours faithfully,
Mr. R. Tate

Lynn Wyeth, Leicester City Council

2 Attachments

Please ask for:   Information Governance [3]LCC 75mm TIFF

Direct line:          0116 454 1300

Email:                   
[1][Leicester City Council request email]               

Website:              [2]www.leicester.gov.uk

Our ref:                FOIA 7270

Date:                     10^th March 2015

Mr. R. Tate

[4][FOI #247562 email]

 

 

Dear Mr Tate

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review.  I am unsure
as to what decision it is that you are asking us to review however. At
this time we have not issued an exemption for you to appeal against as the
final decision as to what can be released has not been made.

 

The request is not overdue. By law we are entitled to extend the time
taken to conduct a public interest test where necessary, and we have kept
you fully informed of the reasons why there have been delays. There is no
statutory deadline by which it has to be responded to if the public
interest is being considered. As previously explained, we hope to have a
decision on the matter by the end of this week.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynn Wyeth

Information Governance Manager

Leicester City Council

 

 

 

***********************************************
Lynn Wyeth
Information Governance Manager
Tel. 0116 4541291 (x371291)
[5]www.leicester.gov.uk

 

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info-requests, Leicester City Council

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Dear Mr Tate  

 

Apologies for the delay. Please find attached Leicester City Council’s
response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Lynn Wyeth

Information Governance Manager

Information & Customer Access

Telephone: 0116 454 1300

Email: [1][Leicester City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

"3) The agenda for each meeting.

The Council does not hold this information. Therefore this letter acts as a refusal notice under section 17.1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because, in accordance with section 1.1 of the Act, this information is not held by Leicester City Council.

4) Any minutes and/or notes that were taken for each meeting.

There are no formal minutes taken at these meetings; therefore, this letter acts as a refusal notice under section 17.1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because, in accordance with section 1.1 of the Act, this information is not held by Leicester City Council.

4) Any correspondence relating to the meetings (with personal information redacted.)

For your information this letter constitutes a refusal notice under Section 17.1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because an exemption under Section 36 of the Act is being applied as release could

• Inhibit the free and frank provision of advice; or
• Inhibit the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation; or
• Otherwise prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs.

Information may be exempt under section 36(2)(b)(i) or (ii) if its disclosure would, or would be likely to inhibit the ability of public authority staff and others to express themselves openly, honestly and completely, or to explore options, when providing advice or giving their views as part of the process of deliberation. The rationale for this is that inhibiting the provision of advice or the exchange of views may impair the quality of decision making by the public authority. Disclosure of internal discussions would inhibit free and frank discussions in the future, the loss of frankness and candour would damage the quality of advice and deliberation and lead to poorer decision making.

Prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs could refer to an adverse effect on the public authority’s ability to offer an effective public service or to meet its wider objectives or purpose, but the effect does not have to be on the authority in question; it could be an effect on other bodies or the wider public sector. It may refer to the disruptive effects of disclosure, for example the diversion of resources in managing the effect of disclosure."

Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

CTRL F shows the word "Leicester" 7 times here
http://edyourself.org/articles/LAletters...

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