1 January to 31 March 2014

174 requests for information under the Act were received between 1 January and 31 March 2014, of those requests:

  • 132 were granted in full
  • 162 were answered within the 20 working day statutory time limit
  • 15 required clarification/further information from the applicants, of which, 8 responses were received, therefore the other 7 requests were closed with no further action taken
  • 13 requests were received and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to another local authority or external organisation
  • 25 were partially withheld/refused
  • 5 were fully withheld/refused
  • 20 were either responded to in full or in part in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)


Should you wish to find out more information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), please visit the Information Commissioner's website