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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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
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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