Apology over failure to respond
ANGUS Council has apologised to the Scottish Information Commissioner after failing to comply with regulations regarding a freedom of i nformation request.
The local authority was asked f or i nformation about the number of people in the area who have died while waiting for a social care package to start, or who waited more than a year.
Claire Miller lodged her request on September 19 and was unhappy with the response she received three days later, so wrote immediately to the council again asking for a review.
On October 27, she sent a reminder, as she had not received a response.
On November 17, she wrote to the commissioner’s office, saying she was dissatisfied with the council’s failure to respond.
After following up on the matter, the commissioner received submissions from the council on December 20 in which it acknowledg ed it had not carried out a review within the timescale and apologised for its failure to do so.