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Does Devon Council Council have a FOI policy/procedure?

Devon County CouncilPosted by Sheila Oliver Thu, January 16, 2014 18:53:54


Cc: Richard Bailey ; ; Mark Thorogood

Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:59 AM


First Tier Tribunal

I am somewhat concerned that the Devon County Council does not have an approved FOIA Policy and Procedure for the FOIA 2000.

This can be verified by a simple ocular inspection of their website where you will find some reference to FOIA, eg Disclosure Log, complaints etc but there is NO approved Policy and Procedures for the FOIA Access to Information and Data..

For example of good law, please the attached Cheshire NHS FOI Policy and the DCC have no such policy.

Such Policy and Procedures for the FOIA 2000 are a legal obligation.

No wonder the DCC are making so many FOIA mistakes, which is costing the local taxpayers thousands of pounds.

The DCC have a legal obligation to hold an approved FOI policy and procedures.

If what I say is correct, it would automatically follow that DCC auditors are not doing their job properly and it would mean the ICO are failing their monitoring duties.

You might find it helpful for the FTT panel to request a copy of the DCC P&P for the FOIA 2000?

It beggars belief the DCC do not have a FOIA Policy.

For your information action and files

With thanks

Alan M Dransfield

NB Ben Bradshaw MP for Exeter

This is further evidence of criminal negligence by the DCC.

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