#Manchester Council ignores Freedom of Information Act, refuses to release information

In early December 2014 Manchester City Council acknowledged receipt of a Freedom of Information request about its carbon literacy programme.  The 20 working days expired without any information being delivered.  A “where’s the info?” email  sent three days ago has drawn no reply. Therefore;

Dear Sir/Madam, it has now been three working days since I sent my email asking about FOiA request CEX/9RGHDJ, received by the Council on 3rd December, concerning the status of the council’s carbon literacy training. I have had no reply from you. My previous two questions still stand, and are supplemented by a third- Who do I complain to internally, and what is the email for the Information Commissioner. Thank you and have a good weekend. Marc Hudson

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:16 PM, Marc Hudson wrote:

Dear Sir/Madam,It is now significantly more than 20 working days. Can you please tell me a) when this information will be supplied b) what the reason for the delay is Thank you Marc Hudson

And here is the original set of questions, sent on 2nd December

Hello, given that the target for councillors having received both elements of their carbon literacy training is 60, by the end of this calendar year, please can you tell me, as of December 2nd 2014; a) How many councillors have completed both their online and face-to-face elements of carbon literacy training, and their names b) how many councillors have only completed the online component and their names c) how many councillors have only completed the face to face component, and their names d) how many councillors have completed neither their face-to-face nor online components, and their names Please consider this a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The acknowledgement was this –

Dear Mr Hudson Re:     Request for Information – Reference No: CEX/9RGHDJ Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City Council on 3 December  2014. Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks) for the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response. If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will be notified and kept informed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely


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