Communications sent by the Department to Bradford City Council concerning Queensbury Tunnel during a limited period

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department for Transport should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Michael J A Brough

Dear Department for Transport,

Please provide copy correspondence including any relevant telephone attendance notes and e-mail material sent by the Department for Transport to Bradford City Council (only) on the subjects (a) of Queensbury Tunnel and (b) the proposed Bradford-Halifax Greenway since (but not including) 31st July 2019 (except any material which may be privileged) to the date of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Michael J A Brough

Department for Transport

Dear Michael,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0018081.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

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

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Sam Buckmaster, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Brough,

 

Please see attached the response to your recent FOI request regarding
Queensbury Tunnel.

 

Kind regards,
Sam

 

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Property Management Support, Group Property 

Floor 11, Windsor House
50 Victoria Street
Westminster, London, SW1H OTL  

07977 407920       
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Post to: Great Minster Hse, 33 Horseferry Rd, London,
SW1P 4DR

 

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Michael J A Brough

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 'Communications sent by the Department to Bradford City Council concerning Queensbury Tunnel during a limited period'.

REASON:

The reason justifying exemption set out in s.41 FOIA 2000 refers only to material the disclosure of which to a member of the public would be actionable by the other party to the correspondence. I cannot believe that this would have been the case here.

The purpose of the legislation,, surely, is primarily to make information available, not to create a skein of exemptions which can be interpreted liberally so that the purpose of the Act is obstructed. Please justify the use of s.41 by showing how the disclosure would be actionable as envisaged in s.41 (1)(b) : "the disclosure of the information to the public (otherwise than under this Act) by the public authority holding it would constitute a breach of confidence actionable by that or any other person."

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

Yours faithfully,

Michael J A Brough

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Brough,

Thank you for your email requesting an Internal Review of the Department’s response to your Freedom of Information request.

We will aim to respond to your request for an Internal Review no later than 19 March. If we are unable to respond within this timeframe, we will write and let you know.

Kind regards

FOI Advise Team
Department for Transport

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Brough,

 

Please find attached the response to your review request.

 

Kind regards

FOI Advice Team

Department for Transport

 

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