1 July to 30 September 2012

122 requests for information under the Act were received between 1 July and 30 September 2012, of those requests:

  • 64 were granted in full
  • 108 were answered within the 20 working day statutory time limit
  • 16 required clarification/further information from the applicants, 7 of which, no responses were received, therefore those requests were closed and no further action taken
  • 6 were received and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to another local authority or external organisation
  • 1 was referred to the Council's Data Protection Officer to be processed as a Subject Access Request, in accordance with the Data Protection Act
  • 3 were withdrawn
  • 1 was granted a permitted extension on the statutory response time limit
  • 2 were responded late by one day
  • 26 were partially refused/withheld
  • 4 were fully refused/withheld
  • 28 were either responded to in full or in part n 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