Dear Department for Transport,
In 2016 the Times reported that railway parking fines could be written off because of a legal dispute.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/railw...

Please would you help me with the following;-
1. What was the dispute about? May I see the correspondence?
2. Were the fines written off? If so, how much?
3. The article says the Government would respond shortly. Please would you show the Government's response?

Yours faithfully,

M J Anderson

Department for Transport

Dear M J Anderson,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0015896.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Digital Service
Zone D/04
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Rail-franchise-correspondence, Department for Transport

2 Atodiad

Dear M J Anderson,

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1][IMG]          Mr Michael Evans 
Senior Correspondence Manager, Briefing & Public
Affairs, Passenger Services 

4/15, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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Dear Department for Transport,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Transport's handling of my FOI request 'Parking fines railway stations'.

It is frankly inconceivable that the DfT has no record of the dispute that was reported in the Times. The report actually states the government had been asked to clarify the law, and even quotes a government spokesman as saying: "We are urgently looking into the legal complexities of these fines and will respond shortly.”

Are you saying the Government was not asked to clarify the law, and did not reply as quoted? If that is the case, please state it clearly.

Otherwise, I look forward to being provided with all correspondence concerning the dispute which resulted in the Government's statement as quoted in the Times, and I hope it will not take another month to arrive.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

M J Anderson

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear M J Anderson,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review. We aim to issue a response on or before the 23rd May 2018.

Regards,

FOI Advice Team, Digital Service, Group Assurance and Digital Directorate
Department for Transport
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North,
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7GA

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Rail-franchise-correspondence, Department for Transport

2 Atodiad

Dear M J Anderson,

 

Please find attached a response to your Internal Review request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1][IMG]          Mr Michael Evans 
Senior Correspondence Manager, Briefing & Public
Affairs, Passenger Services 

4/15, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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I made an FOIR on a related topic back in March this year:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r.... It was also refused, so I asked for an internal review.

The reply, from a senior member of the department, is here:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/4....

It's interesting to compare it with the reply to your Question 3, which was written by a different senior member of the department. It is almost word for word the same.

Independent assessment? More like a template answer with no useful individual input whatsoever.

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