FOI request detail


Request ID: FOI-0917-1718
Date published: 25 July 2017

You asked

Please provide a copy of all correspondence involving Tfl Commissioner Mike Brown, Surface Transport Managing Director Leon Daniels and/or London Mayor Sadiq Khan between May 1st and May 27th regarding the decision to provide Uber with a four-month licence extension. Please redact any information deemed too commercially sensitive to release rather than withhold the whole document.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0917-1718


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17 July 2017 asking for information about correspondence.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require.


Please see the information you have requested attached in relation to emails held by Mike Brown and/or Leon Daniels. Please note that we do not hold emails on behalf of the Mayor and so you may wish to direct this part of your question to the Greater London Authority (GLA). You can find their contact details at the following link:


Please note that some of the information you have requested is subject to one of the statutory exemptions to the right of access to information under Section 42 which relates to information covered by Legal Professional Privilege (LPP). LPP is a common law concept that protects the confidentiality of communications between a legally qualified adviser and client for the purpose of the provision of advice or in connection with litigation.


There is a very strong element of public interest inbuilt into the concept of LPP and this has long been recognised, by the Information Commissioner, the Information Tribunal and the courts, and it reflects the importance of legal advice being sought, and given, in confidence as a fundamental condition on which the administration of justice rests. There is an inherent public interest in TfL being able to obtain full and frank legal advice, and this is consistent with TfL’s responsibility to analyse and address legal risks and issues.


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.


Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.


Yours sincerely


Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer


FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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