The complainant has requested some information from Cambridgeshire County Council (“the Council”) regarding the number of outstanding invoices from different local and non-local suppliers. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation: issue a substantive response under section 1(1) of the FOIA or issue a valid refusal notice to the request. The public authority must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date of this decision notice. Failure to comply may result in the Commissioner making written certification of this fact to the High Court pursuant to section 54 of the Act and may be dealt with as a contempt of court.
Powered by WPeMatico