Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:59 AM
Subject: DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL DO NOT HAVE A FOIA POLICY/ EA/2013/0152
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
Alan M Dransfield
NB Ben Bradshaw MP for Exeter
This is further evidence of criminal negligence by the DCC.