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Yuichiro Mitsutake

Dear Leeds City Council,

Hello. I would like to request the copy or data of final business case (or full business case) about 2 school building PFI projects as follows.

1. LEEDS 10 PRIMARY SCHOOLS PFI PROJECT

I have found the following link related to this project, but I wish I could get information of final business case.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/leeds%2010...

2. Lawnswood and Roundhay High Schools PFI projects

It is the same with this project, and I wish I could get information of final business case as well.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/leeds%207%...

And if you have any reports, reviews or case studies related to these projects, I would like you to give me the copy or data, or let me know the available links.

Yours faithfully,
Yuichiro Mitsutake

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Mr. Mitsutake

Freedom of information request Ref 20432 : School building PFI projects

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 6, February 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Nicola Palmer, Information Access Manager, Childrens & Families, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20432 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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IMG.AC.FOI, Leeds City Council

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Dear Yuichiro Mitsutake

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 6, February 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request School building PFI projects.

 

Hello. I would like to request the copy or data of final business case (or
full business case) about 2 school building PFI projects as follows.

 

1. LEEDS 10 PRIMARY SCHOOLS PFI PROJECT

 

I have found the following link related to this project, but I wish I
could get information of final business case.  

[1]https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/leeds%2010...

And if you have any reports, reviews or case studies related to these
projects, I would like you to give me the copy or data, or let me know the
available links.

 

Please find attached the LCC Executive Board report on the Leeds Primary
Schools PFI project. 

 

Appendices 3-6 are confidential appendices.  This is in line with LCC
Executive Board’s confidential access therefore it is not in the public
interest to disclose them because doing so would prejudice the commercial
interests of the local authority.  As this is a qualified exemption, it
was necessary for us to hold a public interest test in order to consider
the application of the exemption

 

Your request was considered and the application of the above exemption.
The market sector for building services is highly competitive where there
is huge potential for reductions in service as well as in future
competitive commissioning processes. Current financial information is,
therefore commercially sensitive. Should this information be disclosed
into the public domain (disclosure under the Act is regarded as to the
general public rather than just the applicant) it would give competitors
an advantage in knowing various current charges and costs. We have decided
that to disclose this information would prejudice the commercial interests
of the current service providers and therefore we have decided to withhold
this information in full.

 

2. Lawnswood and Roundhay High Schools PFI projects

It is the same with this project, and I wish I could get information of
final business case as well.  

[2]https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/leeds%207%...

 

Unfortunately, I am unable to provide the final business case for the
Lawnswood and Roundhay High School pfi projects.  LCC does hold records of
committee meetings from 2004 and I provide the [3]link for your
information.    The schools were built in 2003 and committee papers  prior
to this date are not held.  We have also conducted a search within our
service areas and, unfortunately, are unable to locate the reports in
question.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Childrens & Families. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Childrens & Families, Information
Management and Governance, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ or by emailing
[4][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [5]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784257, or by return email.

 

Kind regards

 

Althea Brown

Information Access Officer

Information Management & Governance

Digital & Information Service

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 3784257

 

Telephone: 0113 3784257

Email:  [6][email address]

 

 

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