PFI Advisers - Conflict of Interest

Megan Ingles made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Devon County Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Devon County Council,

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please confirm who your local authority has appointed as external auditor for the financial year 2016/17.

Please provide a list of all accounting firms which have advised or continue to advise the local authority on each of its PFI contracts. I am interested in companies which have provided legal, financial, governance and audit advice at any stage of the PFI project from initiation through procurement to operation.

Please provide documents showing the local authority’s current protocols around determining and declaring conflicts of interest in relation to its external auditors.

Have there been any incidences of potential or actual conflict of interest in relation to the local authority’s external auditors? If so please disclose all relevant documentation relating to this, which may include but not be restricted to emails, memos, reports and declarations of conflict of interest.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Ingles

Jennie Oldbury,

Dear Megan

 

Freedom Of Information Request

Reference – 6171196

 

I am in receipt of your request for information which will be handled in
accordance with your rights under the above legislation.  Your request has
been passed to the Information Governance team to deal with in accordance
with the Council’s Freedom of Information Request Handling Policy.

 

Under the above legislation, you are entitled to be informed as to whether
or not Devon County Council holds the information you have requested, and
if so to have this communicated to you within 20 working days.  At times
the Council may have to withhold certain information because an exemption
from disclosure applies.  If we feel that this should apply to any of the
information you have requested, we will inform you of this fact (unless to
do so would reveal information that would otherwise be exempt).  We will
also give you details of how you may appeal our decision.

 

The Council will endeavour to provide you with a response to your request
as soon as possible but incidentally by no later than 30/06/2017.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

 

Customer Relations & Information Governance

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD

 

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Dear Megan,

 

Freedom Of Information Request

Reference – 6176596

 

I am in receipt of your request for information which will be handled in
accordance with your rights under the above legislation.  Your request has
been passed to the Information Governance team to deal with in accordance
with the Council’s Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of
Information Request Handling Policy.

 

Under the above legislation, you are entitled to be informed as to whether
or not Devon County Council holds the information you have requested, and
if so to have this communicated to you within 20 working days.  At times
the Council may have to withhold certain information because an exemption
from disclosure applies.  If we feel that this should apply to any of the
information you have requested, we will inform you of this fact (unless to
do so would reveal information that would otherwise be exempt).  We will
also give you details of how you may appeal our decision.

 

The Council will endeavour to provide you with a response to your request
as soon as possible but incidentally by no later than 30^th June 2017.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

 

Customer Relations & Information Governance

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD

 

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Dear Megan Ingles

 

Freedom of Information Act

Information Request: 6171196

 

I write further to your information request 6171196.  You were due under
the act to receive a response to your request by 30^th June 2017. 

 

On behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for the delay with
responding to your request.  I will aim to provide you with a full
response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

 

Caroline Hitchcock

Senior Information Governance Officer

 

The Customer Relations & Information Governance Team

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Information Governance Team

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear  Megan Ingles

           

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request - 6171196

 

I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act. On behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for the
delay sending this response to you.

 

Please find Devon County Council’s response attached.     

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Caroline Hitchcock

Senior Information Governance Officer

 

The Customer Relations & Information Governance Team

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Information Governance Team

Email: [1][email address]

 

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