Westcliff Hospital

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act I am requesting;

1) a copy of the invoices paid to the contractor for the demolition of Westcliff Hospital.
2) a copy of the agreement for the final cost

Yours faithfully,

trevor jones

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Jones
Your request for information ref. SOT15642
Thank you for your request for information about the demolition contractor
for the Westcliffe Hospital site.  Your request was received by the
Information Rights Team on 31 March 2012.  This is being dealt with under
the terms of the appropriate Information Rights legislation.
In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.
You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 2 May
2012 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory deadline.
For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
Yours sincerely
Information Rights
Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 232853
e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Jones


Your request for information on Westcliffe Hospital


Although we do hold all the information that you have asked for,
unfortunately some of it is exempt under section 12(5)(e) of the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will not be provided. A
copy of the information which can be provided is attached.


Regulation 12(5)(e) allows us to withhold information if it would
adversely affect the confidentiality of commercial information and the
protection of the legitimate economic interest. This exception applies
because it could adversely affect the commercial interests of the company
concerned if a breakdown of the costs for its services are made public as
it would affect their ability to participate competitively in a commercial


It is considered that the public interest in withholding the information
is stronger than the public interest in disclosing it.  This is because
disclosure of this information would result in commercial organisations
being less inclined to tender with the City Council, which would counter
the Council's primary objective to obtain best value for the goods and
services it purchases on behalf of the public.


The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public may
be subject to the issue of a licence under the Reuse of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005.


If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact us.


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: Information Rights Manager, Chief Executives Office,
Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].


If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.


Yours sincerely,

Information Rights



Information Rights | Customer Access

Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team, People – Adult &
Neighbourhood Services

City of Stoke on Trent

Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke on Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853

e: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]




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