NRTS2 HE Tax Year Breakdown

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Highways England Company Limited should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

For each of the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 (to date) tax years, please would you provide an answer of either "zero" or "more than zero" for the number of emails sent to or from any Highways England email address and the email address [email address].

So for example:

2018/19: More than zero
2019/20: More than zero
2020/21 (to date): More than zero

Yours faithfully,

Mr McGregor

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr McGregor,

 

Please find attached Highways England’s response to your multiple requests
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received on 15 June 2020.

 

Kind regards

Highways England FOI Team 
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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Highways England Company Limited's handling of my FOI request 'NRTS2 HE Tax Year Breakdown'.

Further to your FOI Internal review responses dated 24th July 2020 , please would you also review this request. I had intended to issue an interview review for this request on 26th June. I'd be grateful if you would confirm your position on this request asap so that I can refer the matter to the ICO.

For ease of reference, I repeat my reasons for requesting an internal review below:

My FOI requests made on 15th June 2020 were in no way intended to be vexatious and this would appear to be the latest attempt by Highways England to unreasonably refuse to release information under the FOIA.
Firstly, dealing with your claim that the requests made on the 15th June 2020 are overlapping. I would argue they are not. Firstly, some of the requests relate to the NRTS1 commission and some the NRTS2 commission. These commissions are separate entities in their own right and therefore it is justified to deal with these commissions within separate requests. Two of the requests relate to pension schemes, and the reason for separating these was because of the separate entities of the NRTS1 and NRTS2 commissions. None of my previous FOI requests have ever dealt with the topic of pensions. Even if Highways England wanted to take the position of grouping the two pensions requests together, the cost of responding to those would not even come close to the Section 12 limit.
Two of the requests relate to job titles which is again a completely different topic to pensions. And again, these have been split into the separate NRTS1 and NRTS2 entities. However, even if Highways England wanted to take the position of grouping the two job title requests together, the cost of responding to those would not even come close to the Section 12 limit.
Two of the requests relate to the specific topic of correspondence between the NRTS1 email address [email address] and Highways England, which is again a completely different topic to pensions or job titles. However, even if Highways England wanted to take the position of grouping the two job title requests together, the cost of responding to those would not even come close to the Section 12 limit.
The last request relates to the specific topic of correspondence between the NRTS2 email address [email address] and Highways England. This was issued as a separate request due to NRTS1 and NRTS2 being separate entities. Bur again, even if Highways England wanted to take the position of grouping this request with any of the others, the cost of responding would not even come close to the Section 12 limit.
Secondly, dealing with your claim that the requests are of a scattergun approach. The ICO guidance defines a scattergun approach as:
“The request appears to be part of a completely random approach, lacks any clear focus, or seems to have been solely designed for the purpose of ‘fishing’ for information without any idea of what might be revealed.”
As highlighted above, the requests issued on 15th June 2020 do not meet this criterion. There is a clear focus to each request meaning they cannot be considered random. Given that the requests have a clear focus, they also cannot be considered as ‘fishing’ for information without any idea of what might be revealed.
Thirdly, dealing with the last sentence of paragraph 3 in your letter where you state that you will be treating any further requests submitted by myself as vexatious. The ICO is very clear in that you cannot accuse the individual making a request of being vexatious. Section 14(1) of the FOIA can only be applied to requests themselves and not the individual making the request.
In summary, Highways England do not have grounds to apply either Section 14(1) or Section 12 to any of the requests made on 15th June 2020. I trust you will now proceed to supply the information requested in accordance with the FOIA for each request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr McGregor

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Thank you for your email to Highways England.

 

If you’re reporting a real time issue which requires immediate attention
please call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.

 

A map of the roads for which we are responsible can be found here
[1]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk....
If the road you’re interested in isn’t on this map it will fall under the
jurisdiction of the local authority. You can find details of local
authorities using the search facility on the gov.uk website at:
[2]https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

 

If your email does relate to an issue on Highways England's network it
will be passed to the relevant team within Highways England and they will
respond to you within a maximum of 15 working days.

For more information on how we use your data please check our privacy
notice at: [3]https://www.highwaysengland.co.uk/privacy

 

If you’ve made a request under the Freedom of Information Act we will
respond to you within a maximum of 20 working days. Your request will be
dealt with in line with government guidelines:
[4]https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-inf...

 

Please be advised that emails may be monitored for training and quality
assurance purposes.

 

Kind regards

 

Highways England Customer Contact Centre

 

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|National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park,
Birmingham B32 1AF |
[5]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... |
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FOI Advice, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr McGregor,

 

Please find attached the internal review ref. IR 101179 of your freedom of
information request ref. FOI 101179.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jonathan Drysdale

Freedom of Information Officer (HE)

Information & Technology

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|National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park,
Birmingham B32 1AF |
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