Ernst and Young Reports for Gloucestershire County Council re: Javelin Park

The request was refused by Gloucestershire County Council.

Dear Gloucestershire County Council,

Please provide:

(1) A list of all payments to Ernst and Young for consultancy work in relation to waste procurement, or the Javelin Park Incinerator contract;

(2) A list of reports produced by Ernst and Young for the council in relation to the Javelin Park Incinerator contract;

(3) A copy of the report produced by Ernst and Young for Cabinet on 11th November 2015, as referenced in the recent ruling of the Information Tribunal (Appeal number EA/2015/0254-6; paragraph 27).

Please also consider this request in the context of the Environment Information Regulations (EIR), and the recent ruling of the Information Tribunal which considered the Javelin Park Contract and Annexes as a whole, and ruled there was a substantial public interest in understanding the financial arrangements around the contract. The ruling, and recent responses the council questions, indicate that the Ernst and Young calculations play a significant role in judging both the truthfulness of information presented to the council and the public, and in evaluating the justifications for the UBB contract. As such, this document appears to form a part of the same whole as the contract, and to be of overwhelming public interest.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Davies

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 5367968

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Dear ‎Mr Davies‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 5367968)
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 21 March 2017.
 
Request summary:
(1) A list of all payments to Ernst and Young for consultancy work in
relation to waste procurement, or the Javelin Park Incinerator contract;
(2) A list of reports produced by Ernst and Young for the council in
relation to the Javelin Park Incinerator contract;
(3) A copy of the report produced by Ernst and Young for Cabinet on 11th
November 2015, as referenced in the recent ruling of the Information
Tribunal (Appeal number EA/2015/0254-6; paragraph 27).
Please also consider this request in the context of the Environment
Information Regulations (EIR), and the recent ruling of the Information
Tribunal which considered the Javelin Park Contract and Annexes as a
whole, and ruled there was a substantial public interest in understanding
the financial arrangements around the contract. The ruling, and recent
responses the council questions, indicate that the Ernst and Young
calculations play a significant role in judging both the truthfulness of
information presented to the council and the public, and in evaluating the
justifications for the UBB contract. As such, this document appears to
form a part of the same whole as the contract, and to be of overwhelming
public interest.
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 20 April
2017 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
day following receipt of your request). We may need to contact you if the
request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure we provide you with the
information you require.
 
If the information you have requested is held by another public authority,
we will inform you of this so that you can contact them directly.
 
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to the principles of
information disclosure and will, wherever possible, provide all
information requested. However, some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law, and, in most cases, the reason will be explained to you when we
send out any information that can be released. We will also inform you as
soon as possible if we do not hold the information you have requested.
 
Our response to your request may be published in our disclosure log, with
your personal details removed. Our new disclosure log can be found on our
website at: [1]www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi.  In future, you may find
that the answer to your questions about the Council has already been
published.
 
Yours sincerely
Neil Downing
Request Co-ordinator
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Our reference: 5367968

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Dear Mr Davies,

Please find attached our intial response to your request for information.
Yours sincerely
Teresa Wilmshurst

01452 324000

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 5367968

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Dear Mr Davies
 

I am writing to you with regards to your request for information. We are
very sorry but due to the complexity of the case we're currently unable to
provide a response and will be back in touch.

Yours sincerely
Gareth Heward
Information Requests Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Gloucestershire CC,

Thank you for your response on 19th May.

Given the importance of a timely response on this matter, I am not satisfied with the continued delay, and so have raised by concern directly with the Information Commissioner via their concerns process.

I would urge you to complete your public interest test promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Davies

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Our reference: 5367968

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Dear Mr Davies
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 21 March 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely

Information Management Service

01452 324000

 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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