Dear Sir or Madam,
At the Corporate Services Select Committee meeting of 30 September 2009, a document titled "Liverpool Direct Limited: Review" appeared under Agenda Item 4:
On page 10 of this document, it states:
"3.6 In February 2008 the CPA report relating to Liverpool City Council was followed by a Finance Peer Review (FPR) by the IDeA(April 2008) of financial management. Both reports indicated issues that needed to be reviewed in relation to the operation of Liverpool Direct Limited."
Also, on 2 October 2009, the Liverpool Echo published the following article:
"It also emerged the city council has spent more than £223,000 with consultants investigating the Liverpool Direct Limited (LDL) contract for more than a year."
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please may I have:
* a list of all investigations procured by Liverpool City Council into the operation of Liverpool Direct business and contracts, including the names of the consultants involved, budget, and relevant dates. (This would include any investigations undertaken prior to the signing of this unique contract.)
* copies of all reports relating to the past and future operation of Liverpool Direct available to the Council for reference.
Dear Mr. Todd,
Please see attached our response to your FOI request.
Jawahier Sharif Ali (Fatima)
Liverpool City Council
Tel: 0151 225 3132
email: [email address]
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Dear Liverpool City Council,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request for copies of all investigations procured by the Council into the operation of Liverpool Direct business, which I made on 5 October 2009.
The rejection was made on the basis it would take too long to search the 175 reports held by Internal Audit and dated back to the period from April 2006 for the purpose of selecting those which my request applied.
However, my FOI request letter opened with a specific reference to at least one such report identified in the agenda of a recent council meeting.
The failure to send me a copy of this particular report (with perhaps an apology that there may be more reports which cannot be found), almost certainly breaches Section 16 (Duty to provide advice and assistance) of the Act.
Please send me a copy of the report I specifically noted in my letter, and any others which you can find.
Dear Mr Todd
Please find attached response to your request for an Internal review.
Tel: 0151 225 3132
Fax: 0151 225 2392
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