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144 requests for information were received between 1 October and 31 December 2021, of those requests:

  • 133 were answered within the 20 working day statutory time limit
  • 78 were granted in full (not exemption or exception was applied)
  • 5 required clarification/further information from the applicants, all 5 of which no response was received, therefore those requests were closed and no further action was taken
  • 38 requests were received, and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to other local authorities/external organisation(s)
  • was initially logged under FOI but subsequently transferred to Data Protection to handed under a Subject Access Request
  • was permitted extensions to the response deadline
  • 23 were partially withheld/refused
  • 12 were fully withheld/refused
  • 37 were responded to in full or part in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)


During this quarter, the average number of days that it took to respond to a request was 12.7 working days


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 Commissioners website