This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'To Mayor of Liverpool- Are over 139 students lives at risk in the Paramount building, are there serious fire problems'.



Enquiries to:  
Information Team 
Our Ref:    
FOI608799 
 
 
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  Dear Mr Wilson 
 
 
Freedom of Information Request 608799 
 
Thank you for your recent request received 10 July 2018. Your request was actioned under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in which you requested the following information – 
 
“Are over 139 students lives at risk in the Paramount building, are there serious fire 
problems within this building the Paramount building on London Road Liverpool? 
{1}  
Why has the Liverpool Echo and the Liverpool city council not acted after the {BBC 
Panorama } aired this problem on 27th June at 7 pm 2018? 
{2} 
Has the Merseyside fire and rescue authority been into this building or talked to the 
Liverpool city council yet? 
 
There are over 139 students living in this building and over £79,000 per month in 
rents go to Tony Freeman's company MVG Holding and or to David Choules Urban 
Student Life? 
 
Someone within the Liverpool city council and the Liverpool Echo has been hiding 
this information now for over 14 months, as a trial of emails to a number of Liverpool 
Echo reporters were sent last year to both the Liverpool Echo and the Liverpool city 
council as well as phone calls in which are on record. 
 
{3} 
Will the Mayor of Liverpool please for once explain the going on's, with Chinatown 
and why no work has started and why the investors still have not got back a full 
refund? 
{4} 
Great Geroge developments Ltd, Mr Neil Hunter and echo reporter Alister Houghton 
held talks some weeks ago, however the issue has been pushed to one side, and no 
one in Hong Kong, will invest or trust this Mayor, Cllr Gary Millar, who was on BBC 
Panorama 27th June 2018, has the Mayor not seen "Panorama"? 
 
{5} 
Will the Mayor please reply to both the issues at the "Building from Hell" The 
Paramount in London road Liverpool and the going on's behind closed doors with the 
2nd new company in Liverpool's Chinatown ( GREAT GEORGE STREET 
DEVELOPMENTS LTD)  
 
Now the Liverpool city council and the Liverpool Echo has gone along with this new 
company and still, the public has not been told the facts about the London banker, 
behind this new project 
(Jason Oakley) who sends out lawyers letters to anyone who dares to question him 
or his holding company. 
 
{6} 

  Liverpool City Council Information Team 
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS 
E: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
 


Will the Mayor of Liverpool be asking for the outstanding £950,000 due from 
Chinatown at the same time will the Mayor be asking for the rest of the millions in 
outstanding unpaid bills from other site projects? 
 
{7} 
Could the Mayor please tell the public, has this new company got the funds in place 
to carry out the work in Chinatown and will the £6 million be given back to the far east 
investors who were scammed into this first project? 
 
{8} 
Has the Mayor ever considered sacking Ann O'Byrne, Gary Millar, then handing in his 
own resignation after this {BBC Panorama} exposing the failure of his own council? 
 
{ 9} 
Will the mayor also please pass all details of this failed site, {Victoria house Liverpool} 
in which "Mr Freeman" was behind with others who are yet to be named after the 
Liverpool court case ends in Liverpool?.” 
 
Response: 
 
Liverpool City Council would advise as follows –  
 
1.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
2.  This question should be directed to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. The remaining 
elements are not valid questions under the Freedom of Information Act.  
3.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
4.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
5.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
6.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
7.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
8.  This is not a valid question under the Freedom of Information Act. 
9.  Information with regard to the ownership status of this site is already in the public 
domain and reasonably accessible to you via the Land Registry at – 
https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/eservices/FindAProperty/view/QuickEnquiryInit.do 
and we would advise you direct any queries relating to the status of any development at 
this location to the registered owners.  
 
This concludes our response.  
 
The City Council will consider appeals, referrals or complaints in respect of your Freedom of 
Information Act 2000 and you must submit these in writing to 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx  within 28 days of receiving your response. 
 
The matter will be dealt with by an officer who was not previously involved with the response 
and we will look to provide a response within 40 days. If you remain dissatisfied you may 
also apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision about whether the request for 
information has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 
2000.The Information Commissioner’s website is  www.ico.gov.uk and the postal address 
and telephone numbers are:- 
 
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 
5AF. Telephone 0303 123 1113. Email – xxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx.xx (they advise that their email is 
not secure) 
  Liverpool City Council Information Team 
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS 
E: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
 


 
I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  
 
Yours sincerely 
A Lewis 
Angela Lewis 
Information Team 
  Liverpool City Council Information Team 
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS 
E: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx