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Freedom of Information Request

Electric car charging points

Received: 17 December 2020

To whom it may concern,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could please supply me with the following information in the most accessible format in which you hold this information, i.e. days, weeks or months:

The number of electric car charging points that have been installed for the years 2018-2019, and 2019 to 2020 inclusive

In requesting this information, I believe:

There is a strong public interest in releasing this information since it will promote both greater transparency in government, and more importantly, greater accountability for those who hold public office. To the best of my understanding, the information I am looking for is not accessible by any other means.

I do not believe that any of the information I have requested is exempt from disclosure as a result of the exemption provided by section 43 of the Act, however if you believe that parts of the information I am requesting would fall under this exemption, I would ask that you redact the relevant sections and release the documents in their entirety. For example, if the identification of a supplier which may result from disclosing invoices received would prejudice that company's interests, then I would request that you redact the details of the supplier from the documents released.

Additionally, I understand that Exemptions on the 'information being provided in confidence' do not apply. The Information Commissioner advises, "information which is protected from disclosure by an obligation of confidence must have the necessary 'quality of confidence'" (Freedom of Information Act Awareness Guidance No 2).Where it is considered that under the FOI Act certain parts of documents requested breach confidentiality issues, I would request that these sections be redacted and the documents be released in their entirety. Redacting personal information is a common practice - It is not acceptable to refuse to release a document simply because it contains elements of personal information that could be redacted.

I am not requesting personal information. Where necessary personal details may be redacted from any documents that you release. Redacting personal information is a common practice - It is not acceptable to refuse to release a document simply because it contains elements of personal information that could be redacted.

Further to section 16 of the FOI Act (duty to provide advice and assistance), if you have any queries relating to these requests or need clarification on any issue, I would be grateful if you could contact me

I would like to request that any refusal to any part of the above requests (including on cost grounds) be accompanied by a recommendation of how the request may be modified so as to be granted.

I would be grateful if you could confirm receipt of this email and provide me with FOI reference number(s) as soon as possible.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download