Trains Functional Council

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Andrew Henderson

Dear Transport for London,

Please can you provide me with a PDF version of all Trains Funcional Council and Trains Health and Safety council minutes from 2009.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Henderson

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Henderson

 

Our ref: FOI-0384-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
May 2017 asking for all Trains Funcional Council and Trains Health and
Safety council minutes from 2009.

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 19 June 2017. We publish a substantial
range of information on our website on subjects including operational
performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our
financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in
FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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Dear Mr Henderson

 

Our ref: FOI-0384-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
May 2017 asking for all Trains Funcional Council and Trains Health and
Safety council minutes from 2009.

 

Your request is being considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I
can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
this letter is a refusal notice as we are still considering whether a
qualified exemption applies to the requested information and have not yet
reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration are section 38 –
Safety & Security. It is estimated that a decision will be reached by 18
July 2017 and I will write again to inform you of that decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Mr Henderson

 

Our ref: FOI-0383/4-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
May 2017 asking for all the London Underground Company Council minutes,
Trains Functional Council minutes and Trains Health and Safety Council
minutes from 2009.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require.

 

Please find attached a zip file containing all the requested meeting
minutes from 2009.

 

Please note that in accordance with the FOI Act, some of the information
in the minutes has been redacted as it is subject to a statutory exemption
to the right of access to information under Section 38(1)(b) of the Act,
as disclosure of this information could adversely affect the safety and
security of TfL employees and members of the general public.

 

Whilst we make no suggestion that you would use this information for
anything other than you own personal interest, disclosure of this
information to you has to be regarded as a disclosure to ‘the public at
large’. This information could potentially be obtained and utilised by
individuals who may wish to use this information to cause disruption or
harm to the London Underground network. The London Underground system is
an attractive terrorist target for several reasons including, its
importance to London and the knock on effect to the nation’s economy if it
is disrupted, the publicity gained from attacking an iconic transport
system and the attractiveness of the system for a mass casualty attack due
to its open, mass transport nature. It is also part of the nation’s
critical infrastructure by virtue of its central importance to the
functioning of London and its economy.

 

Disclosure of information could compromise security and safety
preparedness on London Underground’s network and would place members of
the public and TfL staff at risk by highlighting areas on the network
which could be susceptible to being targeted.

 

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We
recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities,
but in this instance the public interest in applying the exemption, in
order to minimise risks to operational resilience, safe operation of the
London Underground network, the welfare of staff and members of the
general public, outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

Additionally, in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data
Protection Act 1998 (DPA), where individual members of staff have been
discussed, their names have been redacted as required by section 40(2) of
the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a
breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA which
requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would
not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals
have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of
the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make
the processing ‘fair’.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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