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Glenda

I so wish the Information Commissioner’s Office would look into Sandwell's FOI responses

Some times they do not even acknowledge your electronic FOI requests

If you raise a further question for clarification, its ignored

Then weeks after the official response time you get an answer with parts blacked out and redacted

your requests for an Internal investigation are ignored

I even sent an FOI request to Sandwell MBC to ask if they were going to answer my original FOI request

davidelkington

Good luck to them. The foi act costs tax payers a small fortune to keep up with - council staff spending hours putting information together largely for companies who could access it elsewhere through the open data services but just can't be bothered.

Be interesting to know the ratio of foi requests is on a business vs citizen basis as Id bet my house on the former outweighing the latter!