LFEPA Response

Dear Ms Brooke

Thank your for you request for all fire safety inspection reports from the latest 12-month period which was received on 21 February 2005.

Freedom of Information Act

Your request has now been considered and I can confirm that we do hold the information you have asked for. However, it is not possible to provide this information.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as a Refusal Notice.

The information cannot be provided as it is exempt under section 44 (prohibited from disclosure by an Act of Parliament) of the Freedom of Information Act.

This exemption applies because section 21 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 prohibits the Authority from disclosing any information obtained by inspection of premises its officers have entered, under the powers given in the Act. The public interest test does not apply to this exemption.

Environmental Information Regulations

It is our view that this information does not come within the meaning of ‘environmental information’ (as defined by the Regulations) and thereby I am unable to consider the disclosure of fire safety inspection reports under these Regulations.

I am sorry that your request has not been fully met but if you have any further information needs in the future then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

You have the right to ask the Authority to review this decision. If you wish to do so, please set out in writing your reasons for asking and send them to me at the above address.

You also have the right to ask the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether the Authority has dealt with your request in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. If you wish to do this, you must first ask the Authority to review its decision; and then you must apply promptly to the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely
Sukhvinder Hayer
Information Access Manager

Data Protection Act 1998

Your personal information will be processed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority for the purpose of fire service administration. We will keep your details secure and will not disclose them to other organisations or third parties (except contractors or suppliers working on our behalf) without your permission unless we are legally required to do so.

For more information about how we use your personal information, see our notification entry (Z7122455) www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk or visit http://lfbweb/about_us/foi/access_to_information.asp.


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