Dear Transport for London,

1. Can you please provide us with all the minutes of all tripartite meetings held between Unite the Union, TfL and Bus Operators?

2. What are discussed?

3. What action points since the start of the tripartite meetings?

4. How many tripartite meetings have been held?

5. Have there been any negotiations taken place from the tripartite with the exception of TUPE guidance and License for London.

6. Who attends from each of the party in these tripartite?

Yours faithfully,

Mohshin Ahmed

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Ahmed

 

Our ref: FOI-1447-1819/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
August 2018 asking for information about Tripartite meetings.

 

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 21 September 2018. 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 Ahmed

 

Our ref: FOI-1447-1819/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
August 2018 asking for information about Tripartite meetings.

 

You have asked for minutes from these meetings. In order for us to provide
the information you are looking for, please can you tell us the time
period you require this information for?

 

For example, you may require the meetings from 2017.

 

Please note we will not take any further action regarding this request
until you have clarified what you are looking for.

 

If we do not hear from you by 20 September 2018, we will consider this
request closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear FOI,

I believe from Jan 2016 as these meetings commenced at that time.

Yours sincerely,

Mohshin Ahmed

Dear Transport for London,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Transport for London's handling of my FOI request 'Tripartite meetings'.

No response

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Mohshin Ahmed

FOI, Transport for London

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on 26 Sep 2018.

You have stated that you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

The review will be conducted by an internal review panel in accordance with TfL’s Internal Review Procedure, which is available via the following URL:

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/internal-revie...

Every effort will be made to provide you with a response by 24 Oct 2018. However, if the review will not be completed by this date, we will contact you and notify you of the revised response date as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Emma Flint
Principal Information Access Advisor
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Ahmed

 

IRV-057-1819

 

I am contacting you regarding the internal review of your request for
information concerning 'Tripartite meetings' (FOI-1447-1819). This review
has been carried out following your email of 25 September 2018 regarding
the delay in providing a response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

It is clear that in failing to provide you with a response within 20
working days, TfL has breached the requirements of section 10 of the FOI
Act, and on behalf of TfL, please accept our apologies for the
shortcomings in the handling of your request.

 

Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act advises that ‘a public
authority must comply with section 1 (the general right of access to
information held by public authorities) promptly and in any event not
later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt’. We
will always try to provide a response as quickly as we can and no later
than the 20 working day statutory time period set out by the Act. However
we are a large organisation and the FOI Case Management team are reliant
upon the appropriate team to provide the information sought within a
timely manner. Sometimes responses are delayed by staff absence or by
necessary checks to ensure that the response is both complete and
accurate. This means that although over 90% of FOI responses are sent on
time, we are sometimes unable to always respond promptly or, as in the
case of your request, within the statutory timeframe.

 

The manager of the FOI Case Management Team is aware that a response to
your request of 23 August 2018 has yet to be provided and he has raised
the issue with the appropriate teams who are assisting with the
information you seek.  The FOI team are endeavouring to provide a final
response to FOI-1447-1819 within the next 10 working days. However we do
not consider that this necessarily represents the end of the internal
review process. We consider that it would be appropriate in the context of
this request to offer you a further internal review of the content of the
response to FOI-1447-1718 once received if you choose, even though you
have already exercised your right to a review in view of our failure to
provide a timely response.

 

Therefore, if you are not satisfied with the final response that we
provide to FOI-1447-1718 please contact [TfL request email].

 

If you are dissatisfied with the internal review actions to date you can
refer the matter to the independent authority responsible for enforcing
the Freedom of Information Act, at the following address:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

A complaint form is also available on the ICO’s website (www.ico.org.uk). 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Emma Flint

Principal Information Access Adviser

FOI Case Management Team

Transport for London

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Ahmed

 

Our ref: FOI-1447-1819/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
August 2018 asking for information about Tripartite meetings. I am sorry
for the delay in replying.

 

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 the minutes of all tripartite
meetings as requested. The minutes contain the information you have asked
in your subsequent questions 2-6.

 

Please note that the names of some operators have been redacted as this
information is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to
information under section 43(2). In this instance the section 43(2)
exemption has been applied as disclosure could prejudice the interests of
those operators.

 

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 ensuring that we are able to
hold open discussions during these meetings, outweighs the general public
interest in increasing transparency of our processes.

 

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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Dear FOI,

Regarding the original FOI-1447-1819/GH

Can I please have all minutes after 26th April 2018.

I would also like to advise you that I received duplicate minutes:

Minutes of 29th June 2017 are the same as 11th October 2017.

Please can you tell me how this was mistaken and provide us the correct one?

Appreciate your help.

Yours sincerely,

Mohshin Ahmed

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mohshin Ahmed

 

Our ref: FOI-1642-1920/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 29
August 2019 asking for Tripartite meeting minutes.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 26 September 2019. 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 Mohshin Ahmed

 

Our ref: FOI-1642-1920/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 29
August 2019 asking for Tripartite meeting minutes.

 

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 the correct minutes for the June 2017 meeting. Please
accept my apologies for providing you with the incorrect minutes
previously.

 

Please also find attached the minutes for the meetings since the April
2018 meeting which you have already received the minutes for.

 

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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