Duchy of Cornwall – possible breaches of Acts of Parliament


Please advise the number of times in the last 3 years, if any, you have had cause to deal with the Duchy of Cornwall for any possible breach of Acts of Parliament or Regulations, including EU Regulations. These breaches might include, for example, and for example only, breaches of planning or environmental legislation. For the avoidance of doubt I am interested in incidents in which questions have been raised if the Duchy has been in breach, whether they have been in breach, whether they have been charged as being in breach and convicted as being in breach.


Thank you for your request for information dated 26/04/2017 and received on 26/04/2017 concerning the FOI request above. This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Our legal Services advised us they held no information. To compile with your request we would need to contact all Services and members of staff and from our preliminary assessment, we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. This is currently £450 or 18 hours of officer time. Devon County Council employee’s over 2000 people and we estimate it would take on average 10 minutes for each person to check.

Rather than refusing your request at this stage, we would like to explore with you how Devon County Council may best assist you to request relevant information which we hold. To comply with your request we would need to contact every service. If you could narrow this down by advising us what departments you are interested in we would be happy to progress that request. If you need assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above telephone number or by email at accesstoinformationmailbox@devon.gov.uk.