FOI Request - Non Water Charge Properties

Request 101000348281

We would like to (and hereby do) make an Information Request that we be provided with a list of properties that do not pay water charges for Scottish Water water services in their Council Tax Bill.

We would draw the Council's attention to the Scottish Information Commissioner's "Guidance on validity of requests" and in particular the guidance for public authorities contained in paragraph 3.

We would also draw your attention to the provisions of Section 1 of the Act and to the Regulations.

Pursuant to Section 11 of the Act, we would prefer the information in electronic form, failing which in hard copy.

In so far as any of the requested information contains personal data, the disclosure of which is exempted under Section 38 of the Act, we request that the information be provided with the personal data redacted.

If there is no information falling within the scope of this Information request, please advise us accordingly.

We look forward to receiving the information within the statutory time limits set out in Section 10 of the Act.

Please quote the reference MAM/TMW1 in your reply.

Response 10-06-2015

The Moray Council is unable to respond to your freedom of information request in this instance as it is not the primary data-holder.  The information that it holds in relation to domestic properties for the charging of Water and Waste Water Charges has been provided to it by the Scottish Water Authority solely for the purposes of administering these charges.  The local authority has, therefore, no authority to release it under freedom of information legislation and therefore you would need to direct your query to Scottish Water authority.

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