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FOI 5991

Freedom of Information Requests

Request

I would like details of the following:


* The total estimated cost of responding to Freedom of Information requests in each financial year since the act's introduction [see note]
* The total number of requests received in each financial year since the act's introduction - including where possible the total requests answered in full, the total answered partially and the total refused
* The current number of FTE posts for which the primary function is to oversee, respond to or co-ordinate obligations under the Freedom of Information Act


Note: Please make clear in your response how you arrive at a cost total. For instance, staff time, resources used etc.

Response

* The total estimated cost of responding to Freedom of Information requests in each financial year since the act's introduction [see note]

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for this authority is set at £450.
We estimate that it will take us in excess of the applicable time limit to determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, this question of your request will not be processed further.
* The total number of requests received in each financial year since the act's introduction - including where possible the total requests answered in full, the total answered partially and the total refused

I have detailed information below from when records began at the Council

May 2012 – March 2011: 400
April 2011 – March 2012: 552
April 2012 – March 2013: 508

* The current number of FTE posts for which the primary function is to oversee, respond to or co-ordinate obligations under the Freedom of Information Act

There are no FTE posts as described above.