Westco Trading - Westminster Council Trading as a Limited Company

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Regarding Westco Trading Limited:

What employees or councilors from Westminster City Council work or have worked for Westco Trading Ltd and what are their roles on behalf of the company?

When a council employee or councilor carries out duties for Westco Trading Ltd, what rates are they paid and who covers their day to day work whilst they are engaged in Westco Trading Limited business, do you have records for who worked for Westco and whom for Westminster and what hours they spent on each, could they be made public?

How much public money did Westminster City Council expend in setting up Westco Trading Ltd and would it be possible to see the revenue and expenditure accounts for Westco Trading Ltd?

Under the Audit Commission Act 1998, would it be possible to see any Audit reports for Westco Trading Limited that would be sought under public interest?

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

Westminster City Council

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Thank you for your request for information.

Your request details have now been recorded and will be passed on to the
appropriate Divisional Records Officer for action.

This Freedom Of Information Request was based on the following
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Name: Pors Tonith
Address: see email address
Email: [FOI #12546 email]
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Request Details: Request for information regarding Westco Trading Limited:

What employees or councilors from Westminster City Council work or have
worked for Westco Trading Ltd and what are their roles on behalf of the
company?

When a council employee or councilor carries out duties for Westco Trading
Ltd, what rates are they paid and who covers their day to day work whilst
they are engaged in Westco Trading Limited business, do you have records
for who worked for Westco and whom for Westminster and what hours they
spent on each, could they be made public?

How much public money did Westminster City Council expend in setting up
Westco Trading Ltd and would it be possible to see the revenue and
expenditure accounts for Westco Trading Ltd?

Under the Audit Commission Act 1998, would it be possible to see any Audit
reports for Westco Trading Limited that would be sought under public
interest?

FOI Reference Number: 3869
Target Completion Date: 23/07/2009

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could I ask for an internal review to find out why this FOI has not been answered in the allotted time.

Can I also state that WCC are breaking the law by not responding in good time.

Yours sincerely,

Pors

FOI, Westminster City Council

Dear Pors Tonith,

Thank you for your request submitted to the Council under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

You requested the following information:

* What employees or councilors from Westminster City Council work or
have worked for Westco Trading Ltd and what are their roles on behalf
of the company?
* When a council employee or councilor carries out duties for Westco
Trading Ltd, what rates are they paid and who covers their day to day
work whilst they are engaged in Westco Trading Limited business, do
you have records for who worked for Westco and whom for Westminster
and what hours they spent on each, could they be made public?
*
* How much public money did Westminster City Council expend in setting
up Westco Trading Ltd and would it be possible to see the revenue and
expenditure accounts for Westco Trading Ltd?
* Under the Audit Commission Act 1998, would it be possible to see any
Audit reports for Westco Trading Limited that would be sought under
public interest?

Our response:

We are unable to provide the requested information at present as we do not
currently hold it.

This information is, however, in the process of being collated for the
company's first set of accounts and we anticipate being in a position to
provide it in 4 weeks.

We will provide this information as soon as it is available.

Kindest regards,

Tanya Holden
Data Protection & FOI Officer
Knowledge and Information Management
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London, NW8 8EA
Tel: 0207 641 6451
Fax: 0207 641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]
[1]www.westminster.gov.uk

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Gadawodd Pors Tonith anodiad ()

You don't know how much it cost to set up Westco trading Ltd?

You don't know what councilors or Westminster City Council employees work for Westco or how much they are paid? Or what their work roles are? Or how seconded staff duties are fulfilled?

Colin "Every Penny Counts" Barrow won't be happy to hear that I'm sure.

Dear Sir or Madam,

The FOI below is drastically overdue.

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Westminster City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Westco Trading - Westminster Council Trading as a Limited Company'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please advise me of the progress of this FOI. It is way over your own estimates for delivery. I'm afraid if I don't hear from you soon I'll have no option other than to make a complaint with the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

Gadawodd Constance Pope Osborne anodiad ()

I would go to the Information Commissioner with this, as even he only allows 40 working days for an internal review.

Gadawodd David Boothroyd anodiad ()

The accounts of Westco Trading were prepared and were part of the agenda to the Finance and Resources Policy and Scrutiny committee on 22 September. They were originally confidential but the committee voted down the recommendation to hear the item in private, so they really ought to be publicly available. They are certainly accessible to council officers. (There is a section of the accompanying report which is still confidential)

FOI, Westminster City Council

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Dear Mr Tonith

Please find attached a copy of the Council's response to your request
for an internal review,

Yours sincerely

Catherine Preston
Knowledge and Information Management Team
Information Services
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London
NW8 8EA
Tel: 020 7641 3332
Fax: 020 7641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]

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Gadawodd Mr Jones anodiad ()

Why do they want a private email address to send the accounts to? I would also love to see the accounts for this company, and statutory accounts are a public document anyway, so why are they reluctant to send them to this site?

Fenton, Sally, Westminster City Council

Further to your FOI request - please can you let me have your postal
address for sending the accounts to.
Regards
Sally

Sally Fenton
DRO officer
Finance Support Unit
16th Floor
City Hall
Tel: 020 7641 2949
[email address]

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Gadawodd markus campbell-savours anodiad ()

Pors - Please demand they post the info on WhatDoTheyKnow. They are trying to bypass the site. Why?

Dear Sally,

If the information is in the public domain could you not provide a link or the detail here on Whatdotheyknow?

Yours sincerely,

Pors Tonith

Fenton, Sally, Westminster City Council

HI
I have checked, we have a hard copy only at the moment - but I will get
it scanned in and send you by email.
Regards
Sally

Sally Fenton
Admin Officer
Business Management and Administration Team
Finance Support Unit
16th Floor
City Hall
Tel: 020 7641 2949
[email address]

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Gadawodd freeparkingwarrior anodiad ()

Hi Pors
I have also made this request and I have now a copy of Westco trading Ltd financial accounts so if you can post an email address for me I'll send you the pdf or tell me how to attach it to this post.
freeparkingwarrior

Gadawodd Alex Skene anodiad ()

The WhatDoTheyKnow.com team can upload the PDF to the site (email team [at] WhatDoTheyKnow.com), or you can upload it to your own website and link to it via an annotation.

Fenton, Sally, Westminster City Council

Please can you confirm if you received my email yesterday with the
Westco accounts attached.

Regards
Sally

Sally Fenton
Admin Officer
Business Management and Administration Team
Finance Support Unit
16th Floor
City Hall
Tel: 020 7641 2949
[email address]

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Gadawodd Francis Irving anodiad ()

freeparkingwarrior has sent us this PDF containing the Westco accounts.

http://files.whatdotheyknow.com/request/...

Gadawodd Pors Tonith anodiad ()

Thanks Guys and specially FPW, great stuff :)