Land / Buildings & Other Assets Sold /Leased By LCC

Josie Mullen made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,
Please supply the following information:
[1] ALL Liverpool City Council land, buildings, leases or any other Liverpool City Council assets that have been sold/ leased over the last ten years
This includes assets sold / leased etc to both companies and individuals. Please name:

[a] The type of asset [land /building / lease etc

[b] The location of the asset

[c] The name of the company / individual who bought the asset [land / building / lease etc ]

[d] Whether the asset had gone out to tender before it was sold to the company / individual in question

[e] The date the LCC asset was sold

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Josie Mullen
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 12 January
2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,
Please supply the following information:
[1] ALL Liverpool City Council land, buildings, leases or any other
Liverpool City Council assets that have been sold/ leased over the last
ten years
This includes assets sold / leased etc to both companies and individuals.
Please name:

[a] The type of asset [land /building / lease etc

[b] The location of the asset

[c] The name of the company / individual who bought the asset [land /
building / lease etc ]

[d] Whether the asset had gone out to tender before it was sold to the
company / individual in question

[e] The date the LCC asset was sold

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen...
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,
This is yet another FOI that is delayed. Response please

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Dear Liverpool City Council,
This FOI was put in on the 12th January, and it's response should have been sent weeks before the CoronaVirus situation affected staffing levels
If you look at other'delayed' FOIs.......YOU NEVER KEEP TO THE DATES THAT YOU HAVE SPECIFIED FOR A RESPONSE.

PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS FOI

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Brian Abbott left an annotation ()

Surely a properly run organisation would routinely keep detailed records of any assets disposed of, so providing the information requested should be quite straightforward? Unless, of course, Liverpool City Council do not want people to know who has been acquiring these assets.

Anthony Spiller left an annotation ()

The number of FOIs that are not being answered within the ICO limits is just not acceptable. People have the right to know what is going on within Local Authorities.....it's called democracy !

This FOI needs to be answered as soon as possible, as the number of decisions that are being made using Delegated Powers, especially in relation to the sale /leasing of LCC assets, is very concerning.

Dear Liverpool City Council,
This should have been answered by the 7th February.....well before there was any CoronaVirus lockdown
Could I have a response PLEASE

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Dear Liverpool City Council,
It is now FOUR MONTHS since I put in this FOI - and as stated many times, the response should have been available well before the CoronaVirus restrictions. It was the information team that stated that they would send a response by the 7th February.......YOUR WORDS, NOT MINE !!!!!!!!!!!
RESPONSE PLEASE

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Ms Mullen

 

Please see attached our response to your recent information request.

 

We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience and
understanding whilst Liverpool City Council, in common with other public
authorities is currently dealing with, responding to, and affected by the
current public health emergency arising from Coronavirus which, in
accordance with emergency legislation, has meant that our staff are being
diverted to maintain essential services for the residents of Liverpool
during this current public health emergency.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

[1][email address]

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Dear Information Requests,
In respect of your comments re. my FOIs

Please list the vexatious comments I'm supposed to have made.

Also, please indicate what course of action should be taken when the City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer completely refuses to investigate complaints against councillors

Please indicate what course of action should be taken when every FOI response is promised for a certain date, then actually is only responded to months later, and usually only after a complaint is made

I wonder if you understand the correlation between the number of FOIs received and the state of Liverpool City Council
[1] Past and present LCC officers etc arrested / interviewed under police caution
[2] 2 / 3 police investigations underway
[3] A mass of dubious developments that have gone bust.....and remain wastelands / half -built etc Loss to investors tens of millions of pounds
[4] Elimination of NEETS -NEVER HAPPENED
[5] Mayoral Educational Allowance - CANCELLED
[6] Liverpool Futures - 3,500 apprenticeships - CANCELLED
[7] Liverpool Enterprise Village - NEVER HAPPENED - loss to council £32,000 /loss to investors £780,000
[8] North Liverpool Construction Training Centre - struck off by OFSTED
[9] Liverpool Highways Training Academy - Mayor Anderson promised 'up to a 1000 young people from North Liverpool would have the opportunity to get qualifications in highways construction - NEVER HAPPENED /ACADEMY DOESN'T EXIST
[10] Everton Sky Pier - NEVER HAPPENED - loss to council £97,000 /£900,000 European funding lost
[11] Melrose Meadows 8 acre park for the people of Kirkdale - NEVER HAPPENED
[12] St Johns Market - a financial catastrophe
[13] Loan to EFC...that never happened. Fees paid out by LCC £780,000. Mayor Anderson stated that EFC would be paying these fees - NEVER HAPPENED
[14]£108,000 paid out by LCC for Mayor Anderson's barrister, when both judges in the Tribunal and Appeal stated it was a 'private matter'....and they couldn't understand why the Council was involved
........SHALL I GO ON.......................NORTH POINT GLOBAL / PINNACLE / SIGNATURE LIVING / ELLIOT GROUP / NIGEL RUSSELL / PETER ANTHONY MCINNES / SAMUEL BEILIN / CRAIG GRIFITHS / LAWRENCE KENWRIGHT

PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL.........!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Dear Information Requests,
PS - What is the point of a list of assets sold when there is no indication who they were sold to ?????????

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Land / Buildings & Other Assets Sold /Leased By LCC'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
In the FOI response you stated:

"This information is held on the individual records for each sale or disposal and is not held in
a centralised format as we have no operational or legislative reason to do so. Similarly, this
is only retrievable other than by a manual inspection of the paper records associated with
each transaction. .
Allowing 20 minutes per file and with a total of 1417 files for the period to which your
requests relates would necessitate a total of 472.33 hours of Officer time to identify and
extract all information of relevance.

[1] Could you confirm that you are actually saying that information on the sale of tens of millions of pounds of LCC assets are not kept in a database

[2] This has to be either a mistake or misinformation, as it would seem outrageous and grossly inefficient to suggest that LCC has no idea of the value of assets sold over the last.........let us say, 8 years.Nor does LCC have an overview of who the assets have been sold to and the location of those assets.

[3]In the case that External Auditors or the police wanted access to this information, please confirm that LCC would need 472.33 hours to retrieve the information re. location / purchase price /date / purchaser in relation to the sale of LCC assets

[4]You did not explain in the FOI response why LCC did not follow normal / efficient procedures [WHETHER IT WAS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT OR NOT] and keep a database that could be updated as assets were sold - as, according to your calculations it would take an individual, working 8 hours a day, two months to pull the information together

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Dear Information Requests,
OVER THREE MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE i PUT IN THIS iNTERNAL REVIEW. COULD I HAVE A RESPONSE PLEASE

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Dear Information Requests,
It is now 6 months since I put in an Internal Review. I note, yet again, that many other individuals have had responses in a matter of weeks [if not days in some cases]
There seems to be a very clear pattern of behaviour - that FOIs relating to allegedly suspicious matters are always ignored for months COVID or no COVID
If I have to send another database of all my FOIs that have been ignored to the ICO - I will do so

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Josie Mullen

 

Please see attached the outcome of the internal review in respect of the
above referenced information request.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst Liverpool City
Council, in common with other public authorities is currently dealing
with, responding to, and affected by the current public health emergency
arising from Coronavirus which, in accordance with emergency legislation,
has meant that our staff are being diverted to maintain essential services
for the residents of Liverpool during this current public health
emergency.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

[1][email address]

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Dear Information Requests,
What is the point of a so-called 2015 database of sold/leased LCC assets when most of the information is missing .....i.e.
[1] who bought the asset
[2] amount of money paid for the asset
[3] How many assets were given away for a £1.00

It would be so interesting to know how many assets were 'SOLD' to:
* Elliot Lawless
* The Knibb brothers [Alt Valley Community Trust etc]/NSC
* Nigel Russell
* George Downing [Sally Lynn O'Brien] - Islington Regeneration Company
* Derek /Ben Hatton via companies
* Peter Anthony McInnes via PHD1 Construction/ North Point Global
* Pinnacle
............just for starters
.....the list goes on
Also in relation to your suggestion to seek information from Land Registry.......I think you will be aware that it would cost thousands of pounds to access information re. all sold LCC assets. Also quite often the price paid for an asset is not stated.....and a 'front man' is often used on the docs.

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Matt O'Donoghue left an annotation ()

This should be sent to the Information Commissioner, not just because the information provided is incomplete, but:

ICO guidance states:

"There will be some cases where the fact that there is a charge for
information may mean that it is not reasonably accessible to the
applicant. For instance, a public authority may be asked for
information contained in its annual report. It is unlikely to be
reasonable to require the applicant to purchase a copy of the report
if the request is only for a small amount of the information contained
in it."
https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

Liverpool City Council

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Dear Josie Mullen
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Please find attached response for an internal review into this request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

A matter for Max Caller, without doubt.......not just the police investigation

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Matt O'Donoghue left an annotation ()

Another refusal to provide the available data in an accessible format. Each application for details to the Land Registry, on the trail of the deliberately hidden ‘Great Land Give Away’ costs £3. Liverpool have a duty to provide this. Perhaps, anyone deliberately withholding this information, in such an obvious and obstructive way, could be investigated on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud and assisting an offender?!