Minutes of TfL/Bus companies /UNITE facilities working group

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Dear Transport for London,

Please provide us all the minutes to date of the facilities working group which include TfL, Bus companies and UNITE the union.

Yours faithfully,

Moe

FOI, Transport for London

 

Dear Mr Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1916-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
October 2018 asking for the minutes of TfL/Bus companies /UNITE facilities
working group. I apologise for the delay in acknowledging your request.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1916-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
October 2018 asking for the minutes of TfL/Bus companies /UNITE facilities
working group

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

 

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Dear FOI,

The information I need is from October 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Mohshin Ahmed

Dear FOI,

Have you received my reply?

Yours sincerely,

Mohshin Ahmed

FOI, Transport for London

 

Dear Mr Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1916-1819

 

Thank you for your clarification of your request received by Transport for
London (TfL) on 2 November 2018 asking for the minutes of TfL/Bus
companies /UNITE facilities working group from October 2015.

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 3 December. We publish a substantial
range of information on our website on subjects including operational
performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our
financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in
FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
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[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Mr Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1916-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
October 2018 asking for the minutes of TfL/Bus companies /UNITE facilities

working group.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

Please see attached as requested.

 

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data
Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by
section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal
data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first
principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and
lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when
the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not
satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

In relation to FOI TfL Ref: 1916-1819, please can I have the facilities working group minutes from September 2018 to date. These are between TfL and Unite the union.

Can further request an up to date version of the "blue file". This is a list of the toilet facilities on bus routes with priority and where there are no toilets.

Can I also please request the list of bus routes that have a live change over point? This is where there is a change of driver to take a meal relief.

Kind regards

Mohshin Ahmed

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mohsin Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1796-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13
September 2019 asking for information about Facilities Working Group
minutes / toilet facilities for bus drivers and bus routes with live
change over points.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 11 October.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Mohsin Ahmed

 

TfL Ref: 1796-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13
September 2019 asking for information about Facilities Working Group
minutes / toilet facilities for bus drivers and bus routes with live
change over points.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold some of the information you require.  Your questions
and our replies are as follows:

 

·         Please can I have the facilities working group minutes from
September 2018 to date. These are between TfL and Unite the union.

 

Please find attached the minutes from meetings dated 24.09.18, 17.12.18,
01.04.19 and 18.06.19.

 

·         Can further request an up to date version of the "blue file".
This is a list of the toilet facilities on bus routes with priority and
where there are no toilets.

 

Please find attached the current Blue Book that we hold.  There are a
number of additional facilities that have recently been provided as well
as changes to the route network. These changes are not reflected in this
version of the document.

 

·         Can I also please request the list of bus routes that have a
live change over point? This is where there is a change of driver to take
a meal relief.  

 

We do not hold this information as these are managed by the bus operators.

 

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data
Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by
section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal
data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first
principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and
lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when
the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not
satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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