PPE for bus drivers

Abdul Hai made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Can you publish all documents you have in relation to PPE for bus drivers in London?

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Hai


Our Ref:         FOI-0049-2021


Thank you for your request received on 8 April 2020 asking for information
about personal protective equipment (PPE) for bus drivers.


The Government has announced a series of measures to tackle the
Coronavirus. It is essential for London, and in particular for all
critical workers, that we continue to provide a safe transport network
that enables them to make the journeys they need to.


In current circumstances, we are not able to answer FOI requests readily
and we ask that you please do not make a request to us at present.


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attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In
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withdraw your request at the current time.


Should you wish to proceed with the request can you please provide a more
detailed description of the information you are seeking together with any
other details you think might help us locate the information you require.
For example, are you requesting reports regarding PPE for bus drivers or
are you asking for copies of correspondence. Please also provide a date
range for your request.


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Yours sincerely


Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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Dear FOI,

Hi I am willing to withdraw this request and resubmit it later on as the election is next year.

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Hai

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Hai

Thank you for your understand and withdrawing your request at this time. We will return to our normal process as soon as possible.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[TfL request email]

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