Steer davies Gleave Report from 2013

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Dear Rail Delivery Group,

I request a copy of the report commissioned in 2013 by yourselves in relation to DOOP. The report was outsourced to the consultancy firm of Steer Davies and Gleave and was then publicly never seen or mentioned until it featured as a footnote in an RSSB report.

Yours faithfully,

Toby Willis

Rail Delivery Group

Hi Toby

Thanks for your email about the Steer davies Gleave Report.

I understand you would like to get a copy of the report commissioned in
2013 by us in relation to DOOP.

I will look into your query, and I will get back to you as sooon as
possible.

Thanks again for contacting us. I appreciate your patience and
co-operation.

Kind regards

Imran I Khan
Customer Relations Team

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Dear Rail Delivery Group,

I request a copy of the report commissioned in 2013 by yourselves in
relation to DOOP. The report was outsourced to the consultancy firm of
Steer Davies and Gleave and was then publicly never seen or mentioned
until it featured as a footnote in an RSSB report.

Yours faithfully,

Toby Willis

Rail Delivery Group

Hi Toby

Thanks for your patience whilst I was looking into your query.

I understand you would like to get a copy of the Steer Davies Gleave
Report commissioned in 2013 by us in relation to DOOP.

The report that you requested is confidential and is not for public
viewing, so unfortunately we will not be able to send you a copy of this
report.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Thanks again for contacting us. I trust you have a nice day ahead.

Kind regards

Imran I Khan
Customer Relations Team

[email address]

Please do tell us what you think about the service you’ve received today.
Simply click on the following link to let us know about your experience
with the Rail Delivery Group Information Team:

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Dear Rail Delivery Group,

Can you explain for me the need for this report to be 'confidential'? It seems strange as it has been mentioned in a footnote of a public ally open document that can be found, I believe, on the RSSB's website?

Yours faithfully,

Toby Willis

Rail Delivery Group

Hello Toby

Thanks for your swift response about your query.
 
I understand you want to know the reason why the Steer Davies Gleave
report is confidential.
 
I’ll check this information for you, and I’ll definitely get back to you
on this.
 
Thanks again for contacting us. I appreciate your patience and
co-operation.
 
Kind regards
 
Imran J Khan
Customer Relations Team
 
[email address]
  
Please do tell us what you think about the service you’ve received today.
Simply click on the following link to let us know about your experience
with the Rail Delivery Group Information Team:
 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RDGMail...
 

Please note that with effect from 24th October 2016, each of the ATOC
companies will operate under the single name of Rail Delivery Group. The
contents of this email and any associated files are for the addressee only
and should be treated as confidential. Unless you are the named addressee
you cannot copy, use or disclose it to anyone else. If you have received
this email in error please notify the sender immediately. The email has
originated from the Association of Train Operating Companies (an
unincorporated trade association) or one of its corporate entities: ATOC
Limited (3069033), Rail Settlement Plan Limited (3069042), Rail Staff
Travel Limited (3069020), Train Information Services Ltd (07258491) or
NRES Limited (3691898) each of these companies are registered in England
and Wales and with a common registered address - 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate
Street, London EC1A 4HD. Neither entity listed herein shall be liable for
any defamatory statements. Outbound messages are checked for all currently
known viruses.

Rail Delivery Group

Hi Toby

Thanks for your patience whilst I was looking into your query.

I understand you want to know why the Steer Davies Gleave report is
confidential.

To explain, the report contains financial, commercial information and
other sensitive information so it is therefore confidential and not for
public viewing. We appreciate that it being referenced in a publicly
available document implies that the DOO(P) report should be for public
consumption, however that is not the case.  The reason the RSSB document
is publicly available is to make it easy for TOCs to access and view
information and make sure the work carried out in the rail industry is
transparent. However reference elements of publicly available materials
such as in this case the DOO(P) report needs to remain confidential due to
the sensitive data found in the report.

I trust this information has been useful. Please let us know if we can be
of any further interest.

Kind regards

Imran I Khan
Customer Relations Team

[email address]

Please do tell us what you think about the service you’ve received today.
Simply click on the following link to let us know about your experience
with the Rail Delivery Group Information Team:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RDGMail...

Please note that with effect from 24th October 2016, each of the ATOC
companies will operate under the single name of Rail Delivery Group. The
contents of this email and any associated files are for the addressee only
and should be treated as confidential. Unless you are the named addressee
you cannot copy, use or disclose it to anyone else. If you have received
this email in error please notify the sender immediately. The email has
originated from the Association of Train Operating Companies (an
unincorporated trade association) or one of its corporate entities: ATOC
Limited (3069033), Rail Settlement Plan Limited (3069042), Rail Staff
Travel Limited (3069020), Train Information Services Ltd (07258491) or
NRES Limited (3691898) each of these companies are registered in England
and Wales and with a common registered address - 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate
Street, London EC1A 4HD. Neither entity listed herein shall be liable for
any defamatory statements. Outbound messages are checked for all currently
known viruses.

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