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Dear Westminster City Council,

This request for information is an attempt to seek reassurance about the safety of public buildings in the light of the findings revealed in the Inquiry commissioned following the collapse of a school building wall in Edinburgh and subsequent closure of 17 schools.
Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in the local authority area treating each scheme as a separate request.
Please provide all documents showing how your organisation has responded to the findings contained in the report on Edinburgh Schools Construction by John Cole: including, but not limited to memos, emails, minutes, reports.
I would like to understand the expertise and resource committed by your organisation to the management and oversight of PFI schemes from procurement through to ongoing contract operation. Please provide documents relating to the PFI Team(s) allocated to each project its makeup and structure of the team during each project phase. This may comprise terms of reference, organisation chart, post titles and role profiles.
Provide the deed of appointment for the Independent Certifier and any other documents setting out the scope of that role. Please confirm the level of indemnity insurance and liability period.
Please confirm whether your organisation employed a member of the Institute of Clerk of Works or an inspector of similar standing and assigned them to each construction site. If someone in this role was employed please confirm their level of qualification, the salary associated with this role and how much time was allocated to per project/site.
Please provide a list of all enforcement or improvement notices served; investigations carried out and reports commissioned into fire safety (include dates and specify who commissioned or issued these) Please provide copies of all items listed.
Provide details of all attempts to make deductions relating to structural defects for each project. Confirm the amount, what it was for, and when the deduction was made.6

Yours faithfully,

Megan Ingles

T Holden, Westminster City Council

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Shreya Patel, Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 4306034

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Dear Ms Ingles
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations
2004
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 23 May
2017.
 
Request summary
This request for information is an attempt to seek reassurance about the
safety of public buildings in the light of the findings revealed in the
Inquiry commissioned following the collapse of a school building wall in
Edinburgh and subsequent closure of 17 schools.

Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in the local
authority area treating each scheme as a separate request.

Please provide all documents showing how your organisation has responded
to the findings contained in the report on Edinburgh Schools Construction
by John Cole: including, but not limited to memos, emails, minutes,
reports.

I would like to understand the expertise and resource committed by your
organisation to the management and oversight of PFI schemes from
procurement through to ongoing contract operation. Please provide
documents relating to the PFI Team(s) allocated to each project its makeup
and structure of the team during each project phase. This may comprise
terms of reference, organisation chart, post titles and role profiles.

Provide the deed of appointment for the Independent Certifier and any
other documents setting out the scope of that role. Please confirm the
level of indemnity insurance and liability period.

Please confirm whether your organisation employed a member of the
Institute of Clerk of Works or an inspector of similar standing and
assigned them to each construction site. If someone in this role was
employed please confirm their level of qualification, the salary
associated with this role and how much time was allocated to per
project/site.

Please provide a list of all enforcement or improvement notices served;
investigations carried out and reports commissioned into fire safety
(include dates and specify who commissioned or issued these) Please
provide copies of all items listed.

Provide details of all attempts to make deductions relating to structural
defects for each project. Confirm the amount, what it was for, and when
the deduction was made. 6
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and Environmental Information Regulations 2004and we aim to send a
response by 21 June 2017.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004may restrict the release of some or all of the information
you have requested. We will carry out an assessment and if any exceptions
and exemptionsapply to some or all of the information then we might not
provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is the case
and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [1][Westminster City Council request email]
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Dear Shreya Patel,

I have not yet received a response to my request for information. 20 working days from the date of my request would have been 19th June 2017. Please could you respond to my request and provide an explanation for the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Megan Ingles

Kirsten McKeen, Westminster City Council

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Dear Ms Ingles
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 23 May 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with your response please send your Internal
Review request to the email address below

[1][Westminster City Council request email]

Yours sincerely
 
Kirsten McKeen
Westminster City Council
Email: [email address]
Web: [2]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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