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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
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2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
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Hou73 Report provided by AVOW to the Welsh Government
24 April 2012
Request for Information – reference ATISN 5972
Thank you for your request which I received on 30th March 2012. You asked for:
details and records of any discussions, meetings, correspondence, memos or telephone calls between March 2011 and the present time:
(a) within the Welsh Government and
(b) between the Welsh Government and AVOW or any other bodies
in relation to this Employment Tribunal and/or its findings and/or any action to be taken in consequence of the Tribunal's findings
(c) the report provided by AVOW to the Welsh Government on 14 March 2012
I can confirm that the Welsh Government holds information which falls within the description specified in your request. However, we have estimated that it will cost more than the appropriate limit established in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 to consider your request.
The appropriate limit specified for central government is £600. This represents the estimated cost of it taking over 24 hours of working time to determine whether we hold the information, locating the information, retrieving the information and extracting it. Consequently, we have decided not to process your request
At this point I have already taken 23 hours to ascertain what is held and to identify, locate and retrieve information to satisfy the request you have made, and there is still a significant amount of information to sift through.
In tandem I have also asked several other officials to do the same and, as such, I judge it to be the case that the time taken to provide all of the information you have requested will take us well beyond the upper limit of £600.
While I am not able to facilitate your request completely, I am enclosing a copy of the report submitted by AVOW on 14th March as requested, together with a copy of correspondence received from the Charity Commission for England and Wales, which I hope you will find acceptable.
Any reformulated request the Welsh Government receives from you will be treated as a new request.
Your request was considered according to the principles set out in the Assembly’s Code of Practice on Public Access to Information (third edition). The Code is published on the Internet at http://cymru.gov.uk/publications/accessinfo/code/?lang=en. If you prefer, I can send you a printed copy.
If you believe that I have not applied the Code of Practice on Public Access to Information correctly or have not followed the relevant laws, you may request an internal review by writing to:
Local Government and Communities
When dealing with any concerns, we will follow the principles set out in the Welsh Government’s Code of Practice on Complaints which is available on the Internet at www.wales.gov.uk or by post.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. Normally, however, you should pursue the matter through our internal procedure before you complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 01625 545 745
Fax: 01625 524 510
Also, if you think that there has been maladministration in dealing with your request then you may make a complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales who can be contacted at:
Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
Ffordd yr Hen Gae
Third Sector Unit