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Freedom of Information

 

Under the 'right of public access' you may ask for information about our policy making process, how we balance our budget, service delivery, as well as issues which affect your quality of life. To make this easier for you we have provided wou with a named contact for these kind of requests (see below).
 
We welcome our responsibilities with regard to the 'Freedom of Information Act 2000' and the 'Environmental Information Regulations 2004' and support the principles within these new laws.

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These two laws give you access to most of the information held by the Council subject to some exemptions (eg personal data remains protected by the Data Protection Act).

 

 
The first stage of our preparation was to prepare our publication scheme (see below) which lists the information we currently make available and by what means and includes any relevant costs. Any of this information is excluded from the Act as it is already available.
 
The Publication Scheme is available to download below.
 
 

Freedom of Information Requests

 
 
Month Number of requests Number of responses given within the time limit Number of requests dealt with within 48 hours Number of exemptions applied
January 2013 45 45 17 0
February 2013 45 35 15 0

March

2013

39 30 8 0

April

2013

42 41 11 0

May

2013

36 34 12 1

June 

2013

36 35 1 1

July

2013

38 35 5 0

August

2013

59 54 13 0
September 2013 44 41 10 0
October 2013 58 56 16 1
November 2013 68 60 14 1
December 2013 40 40 9 0
January 2014 86 83 35 0
 February 2014 74 71 21 3
March
2014
44 43 14 0

April

2014

62 55 22 0

May

 2014

65 56 8 1

June

2014

55 40 10 0

July

2014

45 26 3 0

August

2014

64 50 4 0

September

2014

44 38 9 0

October

2014

47 40 10 0
 
In November 2014, the Council introduced a new system for recording FOI requests.
 
Performance data from November 2014 onwards will be uploaded shortly.
 
 
 


  Link to a PDF document  PDF Document:      Freedom of Information Requests January - December 2012
 
 
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Some of the most frequently asked questions
 
 
 

Links

 

Publication Scheme

 

External Link: Information Commissioner

 

Documents

 

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Link to a PDF document Freedom of Information Policy

 

Contact

 

Email: freedomofinformation@sstaffs.gov.uk
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