Hyder Consulting

Darryl Chamberlain made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Darryl Chamberlain

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Could you please tell me:

1) How much, per month, has Hyder Consulting been paid by Greenwich Council to work on the Greenwich town centre pedestrianisation proposals since January 2008?

2) What selection process did Hyder have to to undergo before being chosen to work alongside Greenwich Council on this scheme? When did Hyder start work on the project?

3) What is Hyder's remit in terms of dealing with the Greenwich town centre pedestrianisation scheme?

Yours faithfully,

Darryl Chamberlain

Dear Mr Chamberlain

Your Request has been logged as RFI/02297. You may expect a response
within the prescribed 20 working days time period, i.e. by 24 August 2010.

FOI Coordinator, on behalf of Greenwich Council
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Tel: 020 8921 5084

-----Original Message-----
From: Darryl Chamberlain
[[1]mailto:[FOI #42688 email]]
Sent: 26 July 2010 18:12
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Hyder Consulting

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Could you please tell me:

1) How much, per month, has Hyder Consulting been paid by Greenwich
Council to work on the Greenwich town centre pedestrianisation
proposals since January 2008?

2) What selection process did Hyder have to to undergo before being
chosen to work alongside Greenwich Council on this scheme? When did
Hyder start work on the project?

3) What is Hyder's remit in terms of dealing with the Greenwich
town centre pedestrianisation scheme?

Yours faithfully,

Darryl Chamberlain

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Alan Soskin,

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Dear Mr Chamberlain

I write with reference to your Request, shown below. Our response is
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<<Chamberlain2297_Response.doc>>
Alan Soskin
Corporate Information Manager, Greenwich Council
Human Resources & Organisational Improvement
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Tel: 020 8921 5084

-----Original Message-----
From: Darryl Chamberlain
[[1]mailto:[FOI #42688 email]]
Sent: 26 July 2010 18:12
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Hyder Consulting

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Could you please tell me:

1) How much, per month, has Hyder Consulting been paid by Greenwich
Council to work on the Greenwich town centre pedestrianisation
proposals since January 2008?

2) What selection process did Hyder have to to undergo before being
chosen to work alongside Greenwich Council on this scheme? When did
Hyder start work on the project?

3) What is Hyder's remit in terms of dealing with the Greenwich
town centre pedestrianisation scheme?

Yours faithfully,

Darryl Chamberlain

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D Cox left an annotation ()

It seems unlikely that the amount of money paid to Hyder could be EITHER "information received by" the council OR in a situation where it was "subject to confidence".

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...

Therefore, the exemption relied upon to not disclose does not apply.

The more relevant exemption would be section 43, the commercial interest exemption, but presumably this does not apply as the Council have not quoted it. I would advise Mr Chamberlain to ask for this refusal to disclose to be reviewed.

It would seem to be in the public interest to know how much money third parties are paid by the Council for this kind of project.

If Mr Chamberlain wants to write to post a message to WGCARA.com then they will pass the comment to me and I would be glad to help him to formulate a request for review.