The council has received a large number of requests asking for correspondence including emails, minutes and agenda of meetings, concerning a variety of subjects surrounding tower blocks, fire safety, cladding etc, covering a variety of date ranges.
The council considers that to answer the individual requests will take over 18 hours.
Section 12 refusal notice. Therefore the council is refusing all the requests for correspondence under section 12 Freedom of Information Act because to comply with the requests would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ which is the equivalent of 18 hours work.
This is due to the extremely large number of files and records involved and the systems the council uses to record information do not record all this information in an easily retrievable way. In many cases, individual files and records will need to be examined to find the information requested. The council estimates that this will take several hundred hours. Due to the nature of the questions, the wide date ranges and the large number of buildings it is difficult provide advice and assistance to requesters to enable them to reframe a request to come within the s12 limit. Requesters are advised to contact the FOI team at FOI@camden.gov.uk to discuss making any revised requests.