Dear New Forest 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

Karen Grimes,

Dear Mr Parsons

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by the Council 26 June 2018.

You requested

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?

I confirm that the information is held by the Council and is being disclosed and is provided below.

1. 2 part time posts (total of 32.5 hours)
2. No budget as such - 2 part time employees are responsible for FOI (32.5 hours per week in total) and undertake many duties as part of their role and not exclusively FOI.
3. Yes, House on the Hill (support desk)
4. Yes

If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you may wish to appeal against the decision. Appeals should be submitted within three months of the date of issue of the decision notice and will be responded to within 20 working days of the request being received. Please put any appeal in writing to the Legal Services Manager, who will review the original decision, at:

New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
LYNDHURST
SO43 7PA

If the decision is upheld to refuse disclosure, or your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, having exhausted the internal appeal procedure, you have a right under section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for review at:
The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Karen Grimes
Information Compliance and Complaints Officer
Legal Services
New Forest District Council
Tel: 023 8028 5588
Email: [email address]
newforest.gov.uk

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