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Dear Horsham District Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 / Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) 2004 / Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018

Thank you for your information request which is being dealt with under the
terms of the relevant legislation.

FOI and EIR requests will be answered within twenty working days. EIR
requests may require an extension of time to 40 working days where the
complexity and volume of the information requested means that it is
impracticable either to comply with the request within the earlier period
or to make a decision to refuse to do so.

GDPR and Data Protection Act - Subject Access Requests will be answered
within 1 month, unless the request is a complex one requiring the Council
to extend the deadline for up to 3 months. Other requests under the DPA
will be answered within 10 working days.

If you have any queries about this request please contact us via
[Horsham District Council request email] quoting the reference number in the subject line of
this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team

FOI 2683

 

Dear Alex Parsons

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Response

 

Further to our acknowledgement we can now respond to your request for
information dated 26/06/2018 asking about FOI administration.

 

We have dealt with your request in accordance with ‘your right to know’
under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which
entitles you to be provided with a copy of any information ‘held’ by a
public authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.

 

In your email of 26/06/2018 you asked the following questions:

 

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

1 x Information Governance Officer (FTE 0.81) assisted by full time
Apprentice Legal Records & Information Officer. Both post holders also
deal with requests for information under the Data Protection Act 2018
(DPA). The amount of time spent on FOI varies according to the number and
complexity of requests received and other business needs such as records
management and DPA requests. Additional assistance is provided from other
officers in the legal team to cover busy periods and annual leave.

Trained representatives from service teams within the Council also
directly respond to FOI requests.

 

2. What is the budget for administering FOI?

There is no set budget for dealing with FOI, the cost is met though
existing staff costs. The Council’s budget book is published here:
[1]https://www.horsham.gov.uk/financeandper...

 

3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?

Yes we use AXLR8

 

4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

Yes [2]https://horsham.axlr8.uk/disclosureLogYe...

 

If you wish to re-use the information supplied for any purpose other than
personal or non-commercial use you will need to make a written application
to the relevant department of the Council or author of the material
concerned.

 

Any information which you receive which is not subject to Horsham District
Council copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the
person, or organisation, from which the information originated. You must
ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party
(non HDC) information.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to request a review of
our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been handled
you should write to The Reviewing Officer, Legal & Democratic Services,
Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL or by email to
[3][Horsham District Council request email]

 

Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of receipt by you of this response.  Any such request
received after this time will be considered at the discretion of the Legal
Services team.

 

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.  Further details of this process are available on the
ICO website at [4]www.ICO.org.uk

 

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team [8]Horsham
District
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Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12
1RL
Telephone: 01403 215100 (calls may be recorded)   [10]www.horsham.gov.uk  
Chief Executive: Glen Chipp

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