“Further to the highway bond provision FOI responded to recently, with regard to question 3, please could you provide an average value per scheme for bond provision for S278 and S38 agreements in the last three years?”
Between 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2019 we opened 252 files, each file representing a Scheme. In order to locate, extract and retrieve the requested information we estimate it would take in the region of 10 minutes per file amounting to approximately 42 hours in total.
Under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 public authorities are not obliged to comply with requests which exceed the cost limit of £450 (equating to 18 hours of time). For this reason we believe that Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act applies (cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limits).