Freedom of Information
Communities and Local Government

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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the local authorities which have applied under the Freedom of Information Act for information from his Department in 2006; and what information they have applied for.

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Angela Smith (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government; Basildon, Labour)

holding answer 27 February 2006

I have been asked to reply.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Communities and Local Government (including the Government offices for the regions) have received the following requests for information from local authorities in 2006. All requests, including those by organisations, are made by named individuals. We are unable to determine whether the request has been made by an individual or on behalf of the local authority as a whole.

Date Authority Information requested
3 January 2006 Greater London Authority Advice given to the First Secretary of State by the Government Office for London in connection with a planning appeal for a statue of Nelson Mandela in Trafalgar Square
13 January Hampshire County Council Information about Local Transport Plans assessment framework
30 January Cornwall County Council Audit information on Objective 1 funding spent on Trevoan Farm, St. Mawes
1 February Oxfordshire County Council Copy of all objections received that have not already been seen by Oxfordshire County Council for a proposed stopping up order at Manor Farm House, Little Rollright, Oxon, 0X7 5QA
6 February Winchester City Council Tax paid on the Deputy Prime Minister's Admiralty Arch flat
22 February Rotherham Borough Council Policy on temporary speed limits on motorways
8 March Dover District Council Amount provided as part of rate support grant to Dover DC for: (a) setting up systems and training 2003-04 and 2004-05 in both monetary terms and as percentage of annual rate support grant; and (b) in 2004-05 as set up in fees in respect of the Gambling Act 2005
4 April City of York Council Arrangements to reimburse LAs for the costs of FOI inquiries
6 April Lancashire County Council Breakdown of the regional prioritisation scores for Ormskirk Bypass and Thornton to Swith Island Link, also wants to know how scores determined, and the consultation process
11 April Seaford Town Council Advice given to Minister with regard to the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan
28 April Bath and North East Somerset Council Report of an independent structural engineer on A6 Bypass SEMMMs road
31 May Tonbridge and Mailing Borough Council When letters dated 27 April 2006 and 22 May 2006 were received regarding Article 4 Directions on land at the rear of Mackenders Lane, Eccles
2 June North Dorset District Council All decisions issued in respect of Article 5 Appeals (Tree Preservation) issued from January 2005 to the present
20 June South Hams District Council (1) Confirmation that decision is based on combined impact of all planning applications referred to in letter
(2) What extent of info GOSW have been given by South Hams and objectors
(3) Copies of all reps GOSW received from objectors and their solicitors
12 July Corby Borough Council Information on Councils who have appealed against their 2005-06 LABGI grants

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