Where the Trust receives a number of requests from either the same person or different people asking for the same or similar information within a short time of each other, we may consider aggregating these requests to take an overall view of the resources which would have to be committed to answering all of the requests.
When can you aggregate requests?
A public authority like the Trust can only aggregate requests in the following circumstances:
- two or more requests for information have been made to the same public authority
- they must be either from the same person, or from 'different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign'
- the requests must relate to the same or similar information
- they must have been received by the public authority within a space of 60 consecutive working days