Correspondence between Council and Government regarding the CPO for Wards Corner

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Attention: Neil Taylor

Correspondence between Haringey Council and
any Secretary of State re CPO for Wards Corner
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Please supply copies of all correspondence – from 3 May 2018 to date – between the London Borough of Haringey and any UK Government Secretary of State, in connection with the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the Seven Sisters Market.

Thanks,

Yours faithfully,

Clive Carter

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Carter

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/8734919

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 17 May 2019.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 17 June 2019

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

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Dear Mr Carter,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/8734919

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 17^th May 2019, in
which you asked for the following:

 

Please supply copies of all correspondence – from 3^rd May 2018 to date –
between the London Borough of Haringey and any UK Government Secretary of
State, in connection with the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the
Seven Sisters Market.

 

My response is as follows:

 

The only correspondence between the London Borough of Haringey and any UK
Government Secretary of State, in connection with the Wards Corner
Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) from 3^rd May 2018 to date has been the
Secretary of State’s CPO Decision Letter dated 23^rd January 2019.

Please see attached copy of correspondence between Haringey Council and
MHCLG confirming the Wards Corner CPO decision, dated 23^rd January at
8.56am.

 

If you are unhappy with how we have responded to your request you can ask
us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the [1]Feedback
and Information Team. (Please note you should do so within two months of
this response.)

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Neil Taylor

 

CPO Project Manager

 

 

 

 

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Neil Taylor
CPO Project Manager
Haringey Council

Dear Mr. Taylor,

Thank you for your response. By virtue of it's publication on What Do They Know dot com, it is in the public domain.

I have been contacted by another who has seen your response and there appears to be reason to query it's accuracy.

I am informed that in late October of last year, the Leader of Haringey Council, Joseph Ejiofor, wrote to a Secretary of State about the CPO for Wards Corner.

I would be grateful if a more thorough search could be made, particularly since this more recent request was a second, closely related query to one that also failed to produce such a letter. I have also been informed that the existence of this letter is common knowledge amongst the Council Majority Group.

If this is true, then it raises further questions:

(1) Why was such a letter not produced?
(2) Will you please now produce this letter without further delay?

Please bear in mind that anyone submitting an FoI request who is unhappy with the response, is entitled to request an Internal Review.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Clive Carter

Alan Stanton left an annotation ()

It's depressing that Haringey persists in claiming that their replies to Freedom of Information requests are:

"confidential, may be subject to legal privilege and are intended only for the person(s) or organisation(s) to whom this email is addressed. Any unauthorised use, retention, distribution, copying or disclosure is strictly prohibited. "

I assume that as information professionals they do actually know, as you point out, that such replies are in the public domain. So why do they continue to use a form of words which appears intended to "chill" public discussion and debate? Which may in some instances scare people into silence and feeling unwilling to share the information?

While this danger is probably not serious in the case of replies published in "What Do They Know" website, if the replies go from Haringey Council to an individual this could be real block to legitimate sharing of information.

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Carter,

 

Internal Review regarding Freedom of Information request
reference LBH/8734919

 

Thank you for your email received on 24 June 2019.

 

Your comments on the repsosne provided have been considered an Internal
Review request, which has been logged with the reference LBH/8872019.
Please quote this reference number on any further correspondence.

 

We will now review the response you have been sent to the above request
and I aim to let you know the outcome of our investigation by 22 July
2019. If I need longer, I will write to let you know the reason and when
you can expect a full reply.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Sue Dyos

Feedback Team Leader

 

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Sue Dyos
Feedback Team Leader
Haringey Borough Council

Dear Ms Dyos

Internal Review: reference LBH/8734919
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1—Last month, you wrote that your aim was to let me know the outcome of your investigation by 22 July 2019.

2—You said further, that if you needed longer you would write to let me know the reason and when I could expect a full reply.

3—I am disappointed to note today, 23rd July 2019, that I have not had the result of your investigation; nor the reason for the delay, nor when I can receive a full reply.

4—On 28 June, you volunteered the date of 22 July yourself. That was a reasonable period for the Internal Review and outcome.

5—Please bear in mind the length of time the Local Authority has already had in order to answer my *original* FoI request.

6—I have already indicated my unhappiness with the earlier response.

7—I am sure that you will be familiar with the publication of the Information Commissioner's Office titled, "Section-45 – Code of Practice – request handling".

8—I would ask you please to review paragraphs 82 to 85 about Internal Reviews and consider carefully the Local Authority's responsibilities in the light of this guidance (all fall on page 14 of the Code of Practice).

9—The fundamental point here, is that I have requested information that you hold and of whose existence, the public has a right to know.

10—If the absence of a meaningful response continues beyond the end of this month, I shall seek advice from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Yours sincerely,

Clive Carter

FOI, Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carter,

 

Please find attached response to the Internal Review of your recent FOI
request,

 

regards

 

Sue Dyos

Feedback Team Leader 

Corporate and Customer Services

Haringey Council

 

5th Floor, Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, London N22 7TR

 

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