Just received the following response for an FOI request to Medway on 5th April with my calculations thats 55 days, just shows they really could not give a toss:
"Thank you for your request for information, received by email on 5 April 2012. Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you. I have sent your request to the appropriate service area and will get back to you as soon as they have given me the information. This will be under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I hope to be able to complete the request within 20 working days.
We may have to apply exemptions to the information that you have requested which could mean that all of part of the information you have requested may be withheld. There may be information that you have requested that will need to be subject to a public interest test or liaison with an external agency or company which could mean the 20 day deadline will be exceeded.
If such an instance arises where it is not possible to return the information you have requested within the 20 working day deadline you will be informed as soon as possible.
If you need to make further contact regarding your request please use the reference number above.
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the exemptions and how your request will be dealt with you can log onto the Medway Council website at http://www.medway.gov.uk/councilanddemocracy/performanceandpolicy/freedomofinformationact.aspx
Interim Customer Relations Team Leader
Business Support Services