FOI Administration Info
Alex Parsons made this Freedom of Information request to West Somerset District Council as part of a batch sent to 419 authorities
Dear West Somerset 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?
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
Information Request FOI – 3644WS
This is West Somerset Council’s response to your request under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.
Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below:
How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
We have an FOI Administration team consisting of three members of staff.
In addition the Corporate Strategy and Performance Officer also acts as
the FOI Officer who carries out any internal reviews and deals with any
What is the budget for administering FOI?
There is no defined budget for administering FOIs.
Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
We record and administer our FOIs on a database within Sharepoint 2013.
We don’t use a case management software as such.
Do you publish a disclosure log?
Our FOI performance is reported twice a year (after Quarter 2 and 4) to
our members and is published on our website.
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The Freedom of Information Officer, West Somerset Council, West Somerset
House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4QA.
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The Information Commissioner
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FOI Administration Desk
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