Issue - meetings

Freedom of Information Monitoring - Quarter 3

Meeting: 07/02/2013 - Cabinet (Item 189)

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A report by the Interim Director of Finance provided Members with quarterly analysis of requests received under the Freedom of Information Act and contacts made by the Local Government Ombudsman, as recommended by the Cabinet at its meeting on 12 April 2012.  Additional qualitative information was offered on service performance in responding to contacts, highlighting any exceptions.


Councillor P Davies drew attention to paragraph 4 of the report which informed that the Information Commissioners Office had received a number of complaints about the time it took the Council to respond to FOI requests. The ICO would be monitoring the Council's performance during the three months, from 1 January to 31 March 2013, and may take further action if performance did not improve.  The Chief Executive informed that a small team of officers had been put in place to work and find ways to improve the Council’s performance.




That the report be noted and considered alongside the separate customer feedback review offered in the quarterly corporate performance report.