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Dear Stockton on Tees 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

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Alex Parsons

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 – Ref: 2966/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 26 June 2018

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most
appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an
assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the
information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only
released in part you will be informed of the reasons why, together with
any rights of appeal.

 

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be
consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[1][email address]

[2]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Alex Parsons

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 2966/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 26 June 2018.  In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

A1. There are no posts dedicated to deal with FOI only, the function sits
within a wider governance role.   

 

2. What is the budget for administering FOI?

A2.  There is no budget for the administration of FOI’s.

 

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

A3. The case management system used is Respond by Aptean.

 

4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

A4. No disclosure log is published.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to y

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
[1]www.ico.org.uk. 

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Alex Parsons

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 2965/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 26 June 2018.  In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

1.    What period do you record FOI statistics in? Financial Year/Calendar
Year/Other?

A1. FOI statistics are recorded by financial year.

 

2. How many FOI requests have you received? (if this figure includes EIR
requests, please state)

A2. 939 FOI’s received in 2017/18.

 

3. The number of requests where the information was granted?

A3. Information was provided to 169 requests between 24 November 2017 and
31 March 2018. Prior to this a different case management system was used
and information is unavailable.

 

3. The number of requests where the information was entirely withheld (no
information provided)?

A4. No information was provided to 14 requests between 24 November 2017
and 31 March 2018.

 

4. The number of requests where the information was partially withheld
(some, but not all information requested, provided)?

A5. Partial information was provided to 45 requested between 24 November
2017 and 31 March 2018. 

 

5. How many requests were completed inside the statutory deadline?

A6. 87% of requests responded to were responded to within the statutory
deadline.

 

6. How many requests were appealed to internal review?

A7. 5 internal reviews were requested in 2017/18.

 

7. How many decisions were upheld at internal review?

A8. 4 decisions were upheld.

 

8. How many FOI decisions have been appealed to the ICO?

A9. 5 appeals to the ICO in 2017/18.

 

9. How many decisions were upheld by the ICO?

A10. No decisions were upheld by the ICO in 2017/18.

 

10. How many vexatious requests were received?

A11.  Zero

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address]

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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