Fleet Engineer / Workshop Manager & Passenger Transport Services

Andy Jennings made this Freedom of Information request to City of London Corporation

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Dear City of London Corporation,

I am the Director of a recruitment Company called Proactive Technical Recruitment and i wondered whether you can help me please , would you be able to provide the Name , Phone Number , Email address for the Fleet Engineer at your Council AND / OR
the Workshop Manager , these will be the people responsible for the maintenance of Council Vehicles such as Minibuses,Vans,Trucks etc .

I understand that some work is subcontracted out in which case please can you supply the name of the Company you subcontract the work to and a contact name

One final question , do you have a department that is responsible for Passenger Transport in the Community and if so can you also supply the name of this Gentleman or lady and a contact number or email address

Thankyou for your assistance

Andy Jennings - Director
Proactive Technical Recruitment
The White House
53 High Street
01784 487600
07799 866467

Yours faithfully,

Andy Jennings

COL - EB - Information Officer, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Jennings,


The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for information of 18 June 2015.

Public authorities are required to respond to requests within the statutory timescale of 20 working days beginning from the first working day after they receive a request. The Act does not always require public authorities to disclose the information which they hold.

The FOIA applies to the CoL as a local authority, police authority and port health authority. The CoL is the local and police authority for the “Square Mile”, ie the historic City of London, and not for London as a whole. Please see the following link to a map on the CoL's website, which shows the area covered:
The CoL does have some functions, including Port Health Authority functions, which extend beyond the City boundary. For further information please see: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk<http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk>.

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer
Town Clerk’s Department
City of London
Tel: 020-7332 1209

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DBE - Information, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Jennings,




Following your request for information of 18 June 2015, and our
acknowledgement of the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as


The CoL does not provide Passenger Transport Services in/to the Community.


The maintenance of CoL fleet vehicles is undertaken as part of a much
larger contract, which also includes the provision of street cleansing and
waste collection services. The current contract holder is Enterprise plc.
trading as Amey.


The person in overall charge of this contract is Mr Steve Presland,
Transportation & Public Realm Director, and contact details are available
on our website:


Names and direct contact details for CoL employees is exempt from
disclosure under the FOIA. Please see below.


FOIA section 40(2) exemption - Personal Information


Please note that the CoL is applying the FOIA Section 40(2) exemption
(personal information) to any CoL staff names where such staff are below
the level of divisional head and are not already on the CoL website or
otherwise routinely in the public domain. It also applies the same
principle to individuals employed by third parties, where those names are
not known to be routinely available in the public domain.


We consider that the names of individual staff members is personal
information. The Information Tribunal has also upheld the view that "to
release the name of an individual’s employer would be to release
significant personal data" (Appeal Number EA/2007/0058). For a public
authority to release names of its staff, or the names of individuals and
who they work for, would clearly be to disclose the employer of those
staff. In view of the Tribunal's statement, we have to consider whether
disclosure would constitute a breach of the Data Protection Principles
under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). In this instance, we consider
that Principle 1 would be breached by disclosure, ie the Principle of Fair
and Lawful Processing. There is no general expectation by staff, other
than those higher managers whose names are already normally in the public
domain in connection with the authority, that the name of their employer
should automatically be disclosed through release of their names in
response to FOI requests.


We consider that it is necessary to pay due respect to the privacy of
employees in the public sector as well as those in the private sector. We
do not consider that, because a body receives public funding to a greater
or lesser degree, its employees automatically forfeit their rights of


In conclusion, we do not consider that there are any conditions under
Schedule 2 of the DPA (which Schedule concerns conditions under Principle
1 for processing personal information) which would permit disclosure.
Under the FOIA the section 40(2) exemption is an absolute exemption, ie it
is not subject to the public interest test.


Finally, we would note that the website of the information Commissioner's
Office (ICO) shows an extremely limited disclosure of employee names, to a
degree which implies a very high threshold for the unlimited publication
of such information in relation to a public authority which falls within
the scope of the FOIA.


Please also note that  this response applies to the CoL only in its
capacity as a Local Authority, Port Health Authority and Police Authority.
As mentioned in our acknowledgement, the CoL is the local and police
authority for the “Square Mile”, ie the historic City of London, and not
for London as a whole. Please see the following link to a map on the CoL's
website, which shows the area covered:


The CoL’s port health authority functions extend beyond the City boundary.


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me.


If you wish to make a complaint about the way the CoL has managed your
request under the FOIA, please make your complaint in writing to our
Complaints Officer at [3][email address].


For a link to the CoL’s FOI complaints procedure, please visit the
following page: [4]www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Feedback, at the end of which
is located the FOI complaints procedure.


If, having used the CoL’s FOI Complaints Procedure, you are still
dissatisfied, you may request the Information Commissioner to investigate.
The Information Commissioner is a Crown appointment, responsible for
monitoring compliance with the FOIA. Please contact: Information
Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: (01625) 545700. Website: [5]www.ico.org.uk


Please note that the Act applies to the CoL as a local authority, police
authority and port health authority.


CoL holds the copyright in this communication. The supply of it does not
give you a right to re-use it in a way that would infringe that copyright,
for example, by making copies, publishing and issuing copies to the public
or to any other person. Brief extracts of any of the material may be
reproduced under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988 (sections 29 and 30) for the purposes of research for
non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and news
reporting, subject to an acknowledgement of the copyright owner.


Yours sincerely,



Performance & Standards Officer

Department of the Built Environment

Phone      020 7606 3030





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