Mersey Gateway Crossings Board Limited

Wayne Tully made this Freedom of Information request to Halton Borough Council

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Halton Borough Council,

How much, in total, did each member of the board receive in allowances?
please advise pre and post tax amounts.
Did the board members have the option of paying into a pension fund?
Were there any discussions to pay each board member a nominal sum, say £2, for their service?
Did any board member have any experience in any organisation that managed a large construction project?
if yes please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Tully

Mersey Gateway,

Dear Mr Tully,

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Mersey Gateway Crossings Board (“the Board”) under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.  I can confirm that the Board does hold
information which would fall within the scope of your request. 

 

You asked 'How much, in total did each member of the board receive in
allowances?  Please advise pre and post tax amounts.'

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ allowances would be in breach of the
first data protection principle.  Details regarding the overall amount
paid is available from Companies House.

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked 'Did the board members have the option of paying into a
pension fund?'

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ terms and conditions/benefits would
be in breach of the first data protection principle. 

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked ‘Were there any discussions to pay each board member a
nominal sum, say £2, for their service?’

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ terms and conditions/benefits would
be in breach of the first data protection principle. 

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked ‘Did any board member have any experience in any
organisation that managed a large construction project? If yes, please
advise’

 

Yes, a number of the Board of Directors have extensive experience in
managing large construction projects and projects of a similar nature,
including Tyne Tunnels and Liverpool One.

 

You have the right to request an internal review of our decision to apply
this exemption; details of how to do this are provided below.

 

If you wish to object to our decision in the first instance you may
approach the Council's Complaints Officer in writing at Halton Borough
Council, Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7QF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The
information commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Regards

 

The Mersey Gateway Crossings Board

 

 

 

 

Mersey Gateway Crossings Board

Forward Point
Tan House Lane
Widnes
WA8 0SL

 

[1]www.merseygateway.co.uk

[2]www.merseyflow.co.uk

 

 

 

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Mersey Gateway,

Dear Mr Tully

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Mersey Gateway Crossings Board (“the Board”) under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.  I can confirm that the Board does hold
information which would fall within the scope of your request. 

 

You asked 'How much, in total did each member of the board receive in
allowances?  Please advise pre and post tax amounts.'

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ allowances would be in breach of the
first data protection principle.  Details regarding the overall amount
paid is available from Companies House.

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked 'Did the board members have the option of paying into a
pension fund?'

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ terms and conditions/benefits would
be in breach of the first data protection principle. 

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked ‘Were there any discussions to pay each board member a
nominal sum, say £2, for their service?’

 

In respect this element of your request, we believe that disclosure of
information relating to individuals’ terms and conditions/benefits would
be in breach of the first data protection principle. 

 

Therefore, your request in relation to this point, is being refused under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

 

You also asked ‘Did any board member have any experience in any
organisation that managed a large construction project? If yes, please
advise’

 

Yes, a number of the Board of Directors have extensive experience in
managing large construction projects and projects of a similar nature,
including Tyne Tunnels and Liverpool One.

 

You have the right to request an internal review of our decision to apply
this exemption; details of how to do this are provided below.

 

If you wish to object to our decision in the first instance you may
approach the Council's Complaints Officer in writing at Halton Borough
Council, Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7QF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The
information commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Regards

 

Mersey Gateway Crossings Board Limited

[1]www.merseygateway.co.uk

 

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Jim Yates, Halton Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully

Further to your recent FOI I can confirm that the information requested is in the public domain on the Mersey Gateway website www.merseygateway.co.uk/mgcb

A number of the Board of Directors have extensive experience in managing large construction projects and projects of a similar nature, including Tyne Tunnels and Liverpool One

Regards

Jim Yates

Jim Yates
Chief Executive’s Office
Municipal Building
Kingsway
Widnes
WA8 7QF

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