TfL Ref: 0927-1718
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19 July 2017 asking for information about the “Turning The Corner” campaign.
Your request has been 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. You asked:
Can you please provide a copy of all documents and reports held by TfL, as well as emails and minutes of minutes within TfL or between TfL and other persons or organisations, regarding the British Cycling "Turning the Corner" campaign (referenced in this article: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/campaigning/article/20170315-Petition-with-27-000-signatures-handed-in-to-DfT--as-Chris-Boardman-launches-next-stage-of-Turning-the-Corner-campaign-) between July 2016 and the present date.
Unfortunately, to provide the information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.
Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25 per hour for every hour spent on the activities described.
Initial findings show that 58 people have been involved in correspondence on the Turning the Corner campaign. Based on an estimate of each of these people spending at least 30 minutes locating and retrieving any information they have regarding the campaign, it would take at least 29 hours to identify and compile the information you have requested. It is likely that in retrieving the information, further individuals may be identified who have corresponded on the campaign. The actual amount of time it would take to fulfil your request may be significantly higher than 29 hours.
To help bring the cost of responding to your request within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider narrowing its scope so that we can more easily locate, retrieve and extract the information you are seeking. If you want to refine your request or make a Freedom of Information Act request in future, please bear in mind that the Freedom of Information Act allows you to request recorded information held by us. You should identify the information that you want as clearly and concisely as you can, specifying the types of document that you are looking for. You might also consider limiting your request to a particular period of time, geographical area or specific departments of the organisation.
Although your request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, we do not have to answer your question if it would require the creation of new information or the provision of a judgement, explanation, advice or opinion that was not already recorded at the time of your request.
Please note that we will not be taking further action until we receive your revised request.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your request, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London