1 October to 31 December 2012

117 requests for information under the Act were received between 1 October and 31 December 2012, of those requests:

  • 78 were granted in full
  • 114 were answered within the 20 working day statutory time limit
  • 9 required clarification/further information from the applicants, 1 of which, no response was received, therefore the request was 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  • 1 was withdrawn
  • 1 was granted a permitted extension on the statutory response time limit
  • 20 were partially withheld/refused
  • 5 were fully withheld/refused
  • 19 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