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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has written to the Transport Secretary calling for smart motorways without a hard shoulder to be scrapped following a history of exchanges.

I am asking for the exchanges with the Department of Transport and the South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Yours faithfully,

Olivia Taylor

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Ms Taylor

 

We are writing regarding your request for information received on 24
January 2021.  In that request, you asked us for Exchanges about Smart
Motorways

 

We will be unable to proceed with your request without clarification of
the information you wish to receive. To help us do so, we would like to
know if the information you are requesting is the exchanges between the
Department for Transport and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime
Commissioner on Smart Motorways.

 

Please note that if we do not receive appropriate clarification of your
information requirements within three months from the date of this letter,
then we will consider your request closed.

 

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remember to quote reference number 101751  in any future communications.

 

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Dear FOI Advice,

The PCC and commissioner
David Crompton, the chief constable of South Yorkshire police at the time, warned in a letter to Robert Goodwill, who was roads minister then, that plans to “upgrade” the M1 would “increase the risk both to the public” and “contribute towards death or serious injury”.

The letter, released under freedom of information laws and obtained by The Sunday Telegraph, added: “The Highways Agency figures indicate there will be a 200 per cent increase in stationary vehicles in a live
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minis...

Yours sincerely,

Olivia Taylor

FOI Advice, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Unfortunately, you have not clarified your request.

In order for us to proceed with your request, we need to know if the
information you are requesting is the exchanges between the  Department
for Transport and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner on
Smart Motorways.

If you continue not to engage with our advice and assistance as to how you
can clarify your request, as set out above, in further correspondence with
Highways England on this case, but instead continue to copy and paste from
news articles, your request will be refused as vexatious under Section
14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Please note that if we do not receive appropriate clarification of your
information requirements within three months from the date of this letter,
then we will consider your request closed.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact our team. Please
remember to quote reference number 101751 in any future communications.

Kind Regards 

Highways England FOI Team 
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Dear FOI Advice,

The information requested is the exchanges between the
Department for Transport and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime
Commissioner on Smart Motorways.

Yours sincerely,

Olivia Taylor

FOI Advice, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Ms Taylor,

We refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information about the exchanges between the Department for Transport and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner on Smart Motorways.

We are writing to advise you that, following a search of our records, we have established that under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the information you requested is not held by Highways England. We believe that information is likely to be held by the Department for Transport. Therefore, if you have not already done so, you may wish to contact the Department for Transport for this information at [email address]

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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact our team. Please remember to quote reference number FOI 101751 in any future communications.

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Dear FOI Advice,

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I am asking for the exchanges with your Authority, the Department of Transport and the South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Yours faithfully,

Olivia Taylor

Motorway Development Division, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Ms Taylor

 

Thank you for your email of 16 March 2021 enclosing an FOI request. Please
find attached response.

 

Thank you again for contacting us. If there’s anything else we can help
you with please telephone or email our contact centre, 0300 123 5000 or
email [1][Highways England request email].

 

Kind regards

 

Motorway Development Division

Official Correspondence Team
Highways England
Web: [2]www.highwaysengland.co.uk

 

 

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