Freedom of information response
1. Could you provide me with a copy of your organisations Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Request policy and procedure?
2. Do you publish your responses to FOI/EIR requests?
3. How many FOI/EIR requests did you receive in each month last year? (either from January – December, or April – March is fine)
4. What percentage of FOI/EIR requests do you reply to ‘in time’? (within the 20 day time limit)
5. What team manages your FOI process? (for example: Legal, Media, Governance, etc.)
6. How many FOI officers, or equivalent role, do you have? (staff members specifically working on FOI responses/process)
7. What management system do you use to record FOI/EIR requests? (for example: Salesforce, Pentana, Civica etc.)
1. Please find our FOI Policy attached and following weblink: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/charges-for-information-requests/freedom-of-information-charges
3. Please see below:
April 2021 = 76
May 2021 = 78
June 2021 = 74
July 2021 = 75
August 2021 = 61
September 2021 = 82
October 2021 = 74
November 2021 = 79
December 2021 = 75
January 2022 = 54
February 2022 = 78
March 2022 = 99
4. 2021/22 = 98%
5. Information Governance Team
6. 2 officers
7. Microsoft Access
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