Dear Ashford Borough Council,

Which companies have advised your local authority on each of its PFI projects and contracts from inception, through procurement, during construction and operation on issues relating to structural, legal, financial, governance, audit and performance review. Please provide that information by each PFI scheme, providing the HMT unique reference number.

Please provide documentation demonstrating how your local authority selected the advisers referred to above? Please provide any internal or external process documents (e.g. from HM Treasury/ Partnerships UK) in relation to the selection, a copy of invitations to tender and tender documents.

Please provide documents demonstrating how your local authority, as part of that selection, ensured that the auditors and lawyers, accountants and business consultants referred to above were not conflicted in any way with any of the organisations involved previously or currently with your PFI project(s). This could include documents, statements and correspondence between the local authority and its auditors relating to any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest.

Please provide all policies/protocols or any other documentation which demonstrate how your local authoirty continues to ensure that auditors and consultants continue to be free of conflicts of interest.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Ingles

Ashford Borough Council

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Dear Ms Ingles,

Thank you for your email of 17 May 2017 requesting information about our
PFI advisors (our ref FOI-5278).

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. If
you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you believe the Council has not complied with the Act in relation to
your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal
review requests must be submitted no later than 40 working days after the
date on which you believe that the Council failed to comply with the
legislation and must be addressed to: Freedom of Information Manager,
Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23
1PL or email [Ashford Borough Council request email]. The Council's procedure for internal
reviews can be viewed at
http://www.ashford.gov.uk/freedom-of-inf....

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to 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, SK9 5AF;
www.ico.org.uk; Tel. 0303 123 1113.

Yours sincerely,

Linda King
Housing Performance Manager
Ashford Borough Council
01233 330836

 

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Linda King, Ashford Borough Council

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Dear Megan Ingles

 

Thank you for your email of 17 May 2017 requesting information about our
Stanhope PFI project (our ref: FOI5278)

 

The information you requested is attached.

 

If you believe the Council has not complied with the Freedom of
Information Act in relation to your request, you have the right to ask for
an internal review. Internal review requests must be submitted no later
than 40 working days after the date on which you believe that the Council
failed to comply with the legislation and must be addressed to: Freedom of
Information Manager, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane,
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email [1][Ashford Borough Council request email].  The Council's
procedure for internal reviews can be viewed at
[2]http://www.ashford.gov.uk/freedom-of-inf.... Please remember
to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to 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, SK9 5AF;
[3]www.ico.org.uk; Tel. 0303 123 1113.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Linda King

Housing Performance Manager

Ashford Borough Council

01233 330836

 

 

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