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Our performance

Statistics showing the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Requests (EIR) we have received and how we have performed in responding to these types of requests are updated quarterly for the financial year (April to March).

 


 

How we are performing this year

StatisticApr-JuneJul-SeptOct-DecJan-Mar
Number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received 212      
Number of Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests received 29      
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 241      
Requests processed within 20 working days 230      
Requests processed in between 21 - 25 working days 5      
FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 6      
EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0      
Clarification required* 14      
Deadline extended as permitted in legislation - Public Interest Test 0      
Fee charged 0      
Information not held 50      
Vexatious requests - Refused FOI s14(1) 0      
Repeat requests - Refused FOI s14(2) 2      
Exceed cost/time limit - Refused - FOI s12 8      
Available by other means - Refused FOI s21 5      
FOI requests where section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 7      
Percentage of requests answered under 20 working days 95%      
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 97%      

*This statistic relates to the number of times that clarification has been requested and not to the number of times the deadline has been extended as permitted in legislation.

Note: The exemptions referred to in the statistics above relate to the main reason that some, or all, of the the information requested was refused.

 


 

How we have performed in previous years

Answer:
 
StatisticApr-JuneJul-SeptOct-DecJan-Mar
Number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received 329 347 320  323
Number of Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests received 38 34 26  59
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 367 381 346  382
Requests processed within 20 working days 325 338 322  314
Requests processed in between 21– 25 working days 12 13 7  33
FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 19 17 11  31
EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 1 0 1  4
Deadline extended as permitted in legislation – Clarification 8 6   2  23
Deadline extended as permitted in legislation – Public Interest Test 2 7 3  2
Fee charged 0 0 0  0
Information not held 67 37 62  84
Vexatious requests - Refused FOI s14(1) 0 0 1  0
Repeat requests - Refused FOI s14(2) 1 0 1  2
Exceed cost/time limit - Refused - FOI s12 17 20 15  17
Available by other means - Refused FOI s21 10 8 11  17
FOI requests where section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 6 23 18  9
Percentage of requests answered under 20 working days 88% 89% 93%  82%
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 92% 92% 96%  91%
Answer:
StatisticApr-JunJul-SepOct-DecJan-Mar
Number of freedom of Information (FOI) requests received 440 413 342  408
Number of environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests received 772 851 920  22
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 1212 1264 1262 430 
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less to be processed 956 1114 914  311
Number of request that took between 20 – 25 working days to be processed 168 91 44  58
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 70 36 64  56
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0 0 6  5
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – clarification
14 14   6  0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – public interest test 4 9 3  20
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC do not hold any of it 88 92 78  109
Number of requests refused due to vexatious 0 0 1  0
Number of requests refused due to being repeats 0 0 0  0
Number that were refused as costs would exceed the appropriate limit 7 13 21  0 
FOI requests where section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 8 11 13  6
Percentage of requests answered under 20 working days 79% 88% 72%  72%
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days or less 92% 99% 79%  85%
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - MarAnnual total
Number of freedom of Information (FOI) requests received 324 317 325 416 1382
Number of environmental Information (EIR) requests received 720 753 735 589 2797
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 1044 1070 1060 1005 4179
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less 986 996 1027 884 3893
Number of requests processed within 25 working days 1004 1008 1035 933 3980
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 44 72 54 68 238
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 14 2 1 0 17
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - clarification 20 12 18 12 62
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - public interest test 4 3 7 5 19
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC does not hold information 59 65 77 108 309
Number of requests refused because requests considered vexatious 0 0 1 0 1
Number of request refused due to repeated requests 0 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused as costs would exceed the 'appropriate' limit 11 26 10 8 55
Number of FOI requests refused under sections 22 - 44 1 8 10 5 24
Percentage of requests answered within 20 working days 94 93 97 88 93
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 96 94 98 93 95
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - MarAnnual total
Number of freedom of Information (FOI) requests received 324 317 325 398 1364
Number of environmental Information (EIR) requests 720 753 735 667 2875
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 1044 1070 1060 1065 4239
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less 986 996 1027 920 3929
Number of requests processed within 25 working days 1004 1008 1035 987 4034
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working 44 72 54 145 315
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working 14 2 1   17
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - clarification 20 12 18 15 65
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - public interest test 4 3 7 7 21
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC does not hold information 59 65 77 89 290
Number of requests refused because requests considered vexatious 0 0 1 0 1
Number of request refused due to repeated requests 0 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused as costs would exceed the 'appropriate' limit 11 26 10 9 56
Number of FOI requests refused under sections 22 - 44 1 8 10 8 27
Percentage of requests answered within 20 working days 94 93 97 86 93
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 96 94 98 93 95
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 316 333 297 382
Number of environmental information (EIR) requests 844 897 704 728
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 1160 1230 1001 1110
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less 1091 1174 947 1056
Number of requests processed within 25 working days 1146 1203 991 1094
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working 14 28 10 14
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working 0 0 0 3
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - clarification 11 10 5 13
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - public interest test 3 2 1 2
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC does not hold information 9 62 70 80
Number of requests refused because requests considered vexatious 0 4 0 0
Number of request refused due to repeated requests 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused as costs would exceed the 'appropriate' limit 9 6 10 14
Number of FOI requests refused under sections 22 - 44 9 4 4 8
Percentage of requests answered within 20 working days 94 95 95 95
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 98 98 99 99
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 344 316 294 408
Number of environmental information (EIR) requests 678 682 529 606
Total number of FOI and EIR requests received 1022 998 823 1014
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less 962 935 781 999
Number of requests processed within 25 working days 995 960 804 1012
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working 58 62 39 15
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working 2 1 3 0
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - clarification 12 12 12 12
Number of requests where 20 working days deadline extended as permitted in legislation - public interest test 11 4 4 3
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC does not hold information 94 66 69 22
Number of requests refused because requests considered vexatious 0 0 0 16
Number of request refused due to repeated requests 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused as costs would exceed the 'appropriate' limit 8 5 8 0
Number of FOI requests refused under sections 22 - 44 10 6 6 9
Percentage of requests answered within 20 working days 94 94 95 98
Percentage of requests answered within 25 working days 97 96 98 99
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 239 335 337 409
Number of environmental information regulations (EIR) requests received 2 457 340 555
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less to be processed 199 709 630 904
Number of request that took between 20 – 25 working days to be processed 10 29 19 40
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 31 73 47 72
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0 0 0 0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – clarification 7 9 2 7
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – public interest test 4 0 0 7
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC do not hold any of it 35 40 30 78
Number of requests refused due to vexatious 0 1 0 0
Number of requests refused due to being repeats 0 0 0 0
Number that were refused as costs would exceed the appropriate limit 1 2 0 18
FOI requests where section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 4 0 0 10
Percentage of Requests answered under 20 working days 83% 91% 93% 94%
Percentage of Requests answered between 20-25 working days 87% 96% 97% 98%
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 198 175 189 267
Number of environmental information regulations (EIR) requests received 0 0 0 1
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less to be processed 138 144 136 213
Number of requests that took between 20 - 25 working days to be processed N/A N/A N/A 22
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 60 31 54 55
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0 0 0 0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – clarification 7 1 0 0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation – public interest test 3 7 0 5
Number of requests where a fee was charged   0 0 0
Number of requests refused in full because SCC do not hold any of it   24 15 44
Number of requests refused due to vexatious   0 0 0
Number of requests refused due to being repeats   0 0 0
Number that were refused as costs would exceed the appropriate limit 8 2 2 3
FOI requests where section 22-44 was the reason for refusal. 3 6 4 5
Percentage of Requests answered under 20 working days 70% 86% 71% 79%
Percentage of Requests answered between 20 - 25 working days N/A N/A N/A 88%
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 214 275 232 276
Number of environmental information regulations (EIR) requests received 0 0 1 1
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 43 60 64 45
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0 0 1 1
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation (clarification) 8 6 7 29
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline extended as permitted in legislation (public interest tests) 0 3 0 3
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less to be processed 163 206 161 199
Number of requests refused in full because we do not hold any of it 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused due to vexatious 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused due to being repeats 0 0 0 0
Number that were refused as costs would exceed the appropriate limit 3 6 3 2
FOI requests where Section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 1 1 0 2
Answer:
StatisticApr - JunJul - SepOct - DecJan - Mar
Number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received 165 191 175 217
Number of environmental information regulations (EIR) requests received 0 0 1 1
Number of FOI requests not answered within 20 working days 18 32 24 8
Number of EIR requests not answered within 20 working days 0 0 1 0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline has been extended as permitted in legislation - clarification 0 0 0 0
Number of requests where 20 working day deadline has been extended as permitted in legislation - public interest test 2 3 0 1
Number of requests where a fee was charged 0 0 0 0
Number of requests that took 20 working days or less to be processed 147 159 152 122
Number of requests refused in full because we do not hold any of it 5 23 25 21
Number of requests refused due to vexatious 0 0 0 0
Number of requests refused due to being repeats 0 0 0 0
Number that were refused as cost would exceed the appropriate limit 2 0 1 0
FOI requests where Section 22-44 was the reason for refusal 0 3 1 0

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