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Yes, but either way, even if it is already available, someone has put the request in and myself and a member of my team still have to go through the motions of answering it, acknowledging it, pointing them in the direction where they can find that information. That all takes time and collectively that amount of time could arguably be used on frontline services like getting rid of one of my team and employing a social worker. That is really what it is all about. Local authorities, and KCC is no exception, we are under a lot of budgetary constraints, I think we have to save 80 million next year and generate another 19 million in revenue and obviously any money that can be saved by any means whatsoever to go to frontline services is surely a good thing and that is in the public interest too, along with information.

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