A London council has said it doesn’t know how many FOI requests it has responded to on time in the last year.
The Romford Recorder report:
Havering Council is unable to say how many times it’s breached Freedom of Information law in the past year.
Ironically, that’s because the response to a Recorder FOI submission asking how many requests haven’t received timely responses is itself 27 working days overdue.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, public bodies – such as councils – must respond to requests for information within 20 working days, either supplying the data or making the case that it should be withheld.