Ratio of parking spaces to parking permits or parking permits issued by road in 2015, 2016 and 2017 (FOI-84)
Dear Sir/Madam Under the FOI action please can you tell me the following: Ratio of parking spaces to parking permits or parking permits issued by road in 2015, 2016 and 2017 Thank you
Re: Freedom of Information Request.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your enquiry. Your request has been considered and our response is in bold below.
You requested the following:
please can you tell me the following: Ratio of parking spaces to parking permits or parking permits issued by road in 2015, 2016 and 2017
The Council’s Response
We are unfortunately unable to provide the information you are seeking, as the IT system we use to record information on parking spaces is faulty and is not providing the accurate data. We are currently working with our suppliers to get the issue resolved, but they are unable to tell us when the problem will be rectified.
This information is also exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as in order to answer your question, we would need to manually count the spaces that were installed in each street within the borough each year. Please see below a summary of the exemption applicable and the reason(s) why has been applied.
Section 12: Where cost of compliance exceed appropriate limit
A public authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit. Staff time based upon a rate of £25 per hour is limited to £450 (18 hours) for public authorities. This is an absolute exemption
The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 has set the appropriate limit as £450 based on a charge at £25 per hour. Section 12 of the Act states that the Council is not obliged to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the costs of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.
The appropriate limit is represented by the estimated cost of one person spending 2½ working days (or 18 hours) in determining whether the Council holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information requested.
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London Borough of Hackney
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