Neath Port Talbot Council has adopted the Information
Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme which sets out the kinds of
information that the Authority intends to make routinely available
to the public.
The aim of the Authority is to make this information easy to
find and use. In many cases the information will be directly
available through this website. Where this is not possible the
Council’s aim is to provide the information covered by the Scheme
promptly following receipt of a request.
The Publication Scheme specifies seven broad classes of
information which the Council commits to make routinely
The Scheme is supported by a
Definition Document for local authorities published by the
Information Commissioner which gives examples of the types of
information we expect to make available under each of the seven
classes of information set out in the Publication Scheme.
Requesters should note that this does not mean the Council must
routinely release all information covered by the broad definitions
in the Definition Document. The scheme itself sets out the
circumstances under which the Council may not be required to make
information routinely available. These are when:
- the information is not held;
- the information is exempt from disclosure, for instance
personal data or commercial interest; or
- the Council cannot easily access the information.
The Council will shortly publish and provide a guide to
information held covered by the scheme which will give details
- the information to be routinely made available;
- how that information can be accessed; and
- whether or not a charge will be made for it.
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Last Updated: 14.09.2011 at 16:41