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									                         REVENUES AND BENEFITS DIVISION
 Mr James McMaster                                 Date 16 November 2011

 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx                RFI Ref 305923

                                                        Your Ref

Dear Mr McMaster

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information which has been dealt with under the terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Unfortunately, the Council is able to meet
only part of your request. This information is released to you now in the format requested.

Can you please tell me how many credit cards are held where the council pays the bill?

The Council does not use credit cards.


Can you please supply copies of the credit card statements for such cards from May 2010
to April 2011?

The Council does not use credit cards.


Can you please tell me how many procurement cards are held by the council?

We have 171 cards, of which 89 are active


Can I please supply copies of the procurement card statements for such cards from May
2010 to April 2011?

Please find attached spreadsheets detailing requested information. Please note, however,
that personal details have been readacted. Under Section 38 (1)(b) of FOISA, personal
data can be redacted if its release would breach any of the principles detailed in the Data
Protection Act 1998. I consider that disclosing such information would breach the first data
protection principle, that of fair processing, as it would not be fair, or expected, for
information which could identify these individuals to be released into the public domain.

Please note that this letter constitutes a formal refusal notice under section 16 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relation to this part of your request.


                                 DANIEL P GALLACHER
                         HEAD OF REVENUES AND BENEFITS

         PO Box 17185 Edinburgh EH11 3WT Tel 0131 469 5622 Fax 0131 469 5010
                              E-mail: foi@ edinburgh.gov.uk
Please note there are two sections -

1 Visa - this was the original scheme which has most of the cards at present

2 Mastercard - the new scheme which we shall be moving all cards to in the near future.
The cards issued are with Economic Development and External Relations and are for
expenses incurred by them.

Your right to seek a review
If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review
our actions and decisions by writing to the Head of Legal and Administrative Services, The
City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email: xxxxx.xxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape
etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You
will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt.
Please remember to quote the RFI reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information
Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the
Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can
be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxx

Yours sincerely,




Steve Little
Complaints Officer

								
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