Board Papers - March 2011

Allan Richards made this Freedom of Information request to British Waterways Board

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The request was partially successful.

Dear British Waterways Board,

I refer to the board meeting to be held on 24/3/2011.

Can you please provide via whatdotheyknow.com a copy of all
reports, sub committee minutes and other documents entioned in the minutes of this meeting.

Can you also provide a copy of the minutes and agenda, unless these have already been published on your website.

May I ask that you give full reasons (quoting the relevant section of the FoI Act) for any redacted information.

Bearing in mind your breeches of the freedom of information act in respect of a similar requests, may I remind you of your legal duties in respect of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Chris Gray,

Dear Mr Richards

Thank you for your request for information dated 18th March 2011.
I understand that you have requested the following information:

1. Can you please provide via whatdotheyknow.com a copy of all
reports, sub-committee minutes and other documents mentioned in the
minutes of this meeting.

2. Can you also provide a copy of the minutes and agenda, unless these
have already been published on your website.

I am pleased to inform you that once we have confirmed the extent to which the regulations permit the release of the information which you have requested a response will be sent within a 20 working day timescale from the date we received your request.

Yours Sincerely

Chris Gray
Information officer
British Waterways
01942 405732

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Dear Chris Gray,

British Waterways response to this request is now overdue. I also note that to date you have not published any of the information requested on your website.

I find myself again advising you that you are required to respond promptly and normally within 20 days.

Please provide the information and confirm that you intend to carry out an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Richards

Chris Gray,

Thankyou for your email,

I am on annual leave until the 26th April. if you would like to submit a
information request please send it to
[British Waterways request email] and my colleague will get back
to you.

kind regards

Chris Gray

Dear Chris Gray,

British Waterways response to this request is now long overdue.

I find myself again advising you that you are required to respond promptly and normally within 20 days.

Please provide the information and confirm that you intend to carry out an internal review.

Bearing in mind that you have not supplied information in similar requests, a complaint has been made to the information commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Richards

Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways Board,

I am still awaiting a response to this information request and confirmation that you intend to carry out a review.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways Board,
May I remind you that you are breaking the law by not responding to my Freedom of Information request for 'Board Papers - march 2011'

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways Board,
May I remind you that you are still breaking the law by not responding to my Freedom of Information request for 'Board Papers - March 2011'.

I understand that the Information Commissioners Office have written to you about this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Information Request,

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Dear Mr Richards,

Further to your request of 18th March 2011 please find attached copies of the papers from the March Board Meeting.

The Minutes and agenda can be found on our British Waterways website here http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/about-....

Information has been redacted from the Enterprise Report March 11, Utilities Hydropower Wind Energy Report March 11, Property Report March 11, Olympics Mooring Pricing Report March 11, Marketing Report March 11 and the Finance Board Report March 11 as it is exempt from disclosure under the provisions of section 43 (Commercial Sensitivity) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as disclosure would be prejudicial to the commercial interests of BW and third parties. Furthermore, the public interest in maintaining that exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

If we haven’t reasonably met your expectations in relation to a request for information or you believe we may not have acted in accordance with the above legislation you should write in the first instance to Kelly Radley Head of Customer Relations, 64 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts WD17 1DA outlining your concerns and asking for a review to be undertaken. Your correspondence will be acknowledged and a review of your case will be undertaken by one of British Waterways’ directors.

Should you remain unsatisfied by the response you receive you are able to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF www.ico.gov.uk/Global/contact_us.aspx.

Yours Sincerely,

Sarina Young
Customer Service Co-Ordinator
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