Apol­ogy over fail­ure to re­spond

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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.

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