Cost of providing iBus announcement CDs

Kirk Northrop made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Please could you inform me of the cost of providing iBus Announcement CDs through the means of the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to know as much of the following as possible:
- The cost of providing a single set of iBus announcements on CD, preferably with a breakdown of:
- the cost of CD media
- the cost of staff time writing CDs, or the amount of staff hours spent doing so
- any additional fees payable to the voice artists or production companies involved as a result of sending out a set of CDs
- the cost of administering the request
- the cost of postage and packaging to the UK
- How many requests for iBus announcement CD sets TfL has fulfilled preferably since the FoI scheme began or alternatively in 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Kirk Northrop

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Kirk Northrop

 

Our ref: FOI-0672-1920/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4
June 2019 asking for information about the cost of providing iBus
announcement CDs.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 2 July 2019. 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

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Kirk Northrop

 

Our ref: FOI-0672-1920/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4
June 2019 asking for information about the cost of providing iBus
announcement CDs.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold some of the information you require.

 

  - the cost of CD media

  - the cost of staff time writing CDs, or the amount of staff hours spent
doing so

 

This information is not recorded.

 

  - any additional fees payable to the voice artists or production
companies involved as a result of sending out a set of CDs

 

No such fees are payable.

 

  - the cost of administering the request

  - the cost of postage and packaging to the UK

 

This information is not recorded.

 

- How many requests for iBus announcement CD sets TfL has fulfilled
preferably since the FoI scheme began or alternatively in 2018.

 

In 2018 we received 87 requests for announcement CDs, which includes those
received for iBus announcements.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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