Board Papers - May 2011

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

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Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways Board,

I refer to the board meeting held on 19/5/2011.

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

Information Request,

Dear  Mr Richards

Thank you for your request for information dated 23rd May 2011 .

I understand that you have requested the following information:

     

   1.  all reports, sub-committee minutes and other documents
mentioned in the

     minutes of the May board meeting

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

    

We will review the information that we hold relating to your request and a
response will be sent as soon as possible but in any case within 20
working days of the receipt of your request on 20^th June 2011

Yours Sincerely

Chris Gray

Information officer

British Waterways

01942 405732

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Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways,

I refer to my request via whatdotheyknow.com dated 23/5/2011 for 'Board Papers - May 2011'. I would remind you that you are breaking the law if you do not respond by 21st June.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Richards

Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways,

I refer to my request via whatdotheyknow.com dated 23/5/2011 for 'Board Papers - May 2011'. I would remind you that you are breaking the law if you do not respond by 21st June.

I understand the Information Commissioners Office has written to you concerning this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Richards

Information Request,

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Dear Mr Richards,

Further to your request of 23rd May 2011 please find attached copies of the papers from the May 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 Property report May 2011, Marketing Report May 11 and Finance Board report May 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
British Waterways  |  The Kiln  |  Mather Road  |  Newark  |  NG24 1FB  | Tel:  01636 675740 | Mob:  07785 295 274 | Fax:  01636 705584 |
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Information Request,

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Dear Mr Richards,

Further to my earlier e-mail please find attached a copy of the Scotland Board report for May 2011 which was missing from my previous e-mail.

Information has been redacted 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
British Waterways  |  The Kiln  |  Mather Road  |  Newark  |  NG24 1FB  | Tel:  01636 675740 | Mob:  07785 295 274 | Fax:  01636 705584 |
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Dear British Waterways,

Thank you for the information provided.

However, I note that you have failed to provide a copy the following documents -

Chief Executives report
Minutes of Property Committee meeting
Minutes of Remuneration Committee meeting
Minutes of Nominations Committee meeting

Please provide the missing documents.

You have not met my expectations regarding this request so please carry out a review as outlined in your last response. My concerns are -

BW did not respond to my request within the timescale required by law.

No reason was given for the delay.

BW failed to provide all the information requested.

A full history of this request can be found at -

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bo...

Please note my request does give you the right to delay further in providing the missing information.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Richards

Dear British Waterways Board,

I refer to my communication dated 5th August reminding you that you have not provided all the information requested and asking for a review.

In view of a previous refusal to provide a review may I ask that you immediately confirm your willingness to do so and provide the name of the person who is to undertake the task.

May I again remind you that you have not supplied the following documents -

Chief Executives report
Minutes of Property Committee meeting
Minutes of Remuneration Committee meeting
Minutes of Nominations Committee meeting

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Information Request,

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Dear Mr Richards,

Thank you for your e-mail.

For the avoidance of doubt this information was supplied to you on 20th July 2011 and I have attached a copy of this correspondence for clarity. Please note that there are no minutes of the Nominations Committee meeting in May; there was only a brief oral report made to the Board meeting by the Chairman.

Kind regards,

Sarina Young
Customer Service Co-Ordinator
British Waterways  |  The Kiln  |  Mather Road  |  Newark  |  NG24 1FB  | Tel:  01636 675740 | Mob:  07785 295 274 | Fax:  01636 705584 |
Find out more about the exciting new waterways charity for England and Wales here http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/charity
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