Dear Transport for London,
I would be thankful if you could provide me with copies of correspondence (emails etc) between former chief operating officer Garrett Emmerson & former deputy mayor for transport Isabel Dedring between the dates 10/01/14 & 09/06/14 (5months)

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ward

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

Dear Mr Ward

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1985-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
October 2017 asking for correspondence.

 

Your request will be processed by the Greater London Authority, TfL and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 16 November. We publish a substantial
range of information on our website on subjects including operational
performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our
financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in
FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
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In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Ward

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1985-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
October 2017 asking for correspondence.

 

Your request is being considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I
can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
qualified exemptions that apply to the requested information and have not
yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section 42.
It is estimated that a decision will be reached by 15 December and I will
write again to inform you of that decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,
Your estimated response of December 15 has passed, could you please supply me with an update

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ward

Dear FOI,
May I refer you to TfL FOI-1901-1718, there is clearly correspondence which relate to Uber, this is in the same period Mr Emmerson was involved in the Uber model investigation.
In the foi there is involvement of former government adviser Daniel Korski, given media headlines that Mr Korski tried to influence TFLs Private Hire (new) regulation process I would like to think my Freedom of information request is very much in the public interest

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ward

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Ward,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in issuing our response.

Due to the unfocussed subject matter of your request, the sum of information covered by your request amounts to approximately 300 pages of a pdf file, as well as 20 attachments associated with the emails. It has therefore taken longer than expected to collate and review all of the requested information.

This reviewing process is a manual task as we need to consider the content of each email and determine whether one or more exemptions may apply and consider this accordingly. Furthermore, email correspondence generally contains a significant amount of personal data such as email addresses and telephone numbers. The process of redacting such information is, again, a manual task.

I am sure you can appreciate that this process of manually reviewing and redacting information over such a significant volume of correspondence is very time consuming. However, please be assured that we continue to work on this and expect that we will be able to issue you with a full response by 12 January. Of course, if we are in a position to respond sooner then we will do so.

Once again, I apologise for the delay in our response.

Yours sincerely

Lee Hill
Senior FOI Case Officer

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Dear Mr Ward

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1985-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
October 2017 asking for correspondence. Please accept my apologies for the
delay in our response.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Please see the information you have requested attached, along with the
associated attachments.

 

Please note that we are not obliged to provide some of this information as
it is subject to one of the statutory exemptions to the right of access to
information under Section 42 which relates to information covered by Legal
Professional Privilege (LPP). LPP is a common law concept that protects
the confidentiality of communications between a legally qualified adviser
and client for the purpose of the provision of advice or in connection
with litigation.

 

There is a very strong element of public interest inbuilt into the concept
of LPP and this has long been recognised, by the Information Commissioner,
the Information Tribunal and the courts, and it reflects the importance of
legal advice being sought, and given, in confidence as a fundamental
condition on which the administration of justice rests. There is an
inherent public interest in TfL being able to obtain full and frank legal
advice, and this is consistent with TfL’s responsibility to analyse and
address legal risks and issues

 

Additionally, in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data
Protection Act 1998 (DPA) some personal data has been removed, as required
by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this
personal data would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first
principle of the DPA which requires all processing of personal data to be
fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal
information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed
and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data
Protection Act which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

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