FOI request detail

Northern Line Extension - Kennington Shafts

Request ID: FOI-1033-2021
Date published: 01 October 2020

You asked

To whom it may concern, Northern Line Extension - Kennington Shafts I am writing to request a project directory which includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the comprises Northern Line Extension project will create a new underground line as an extension to the existing Northern Line Extension - Kennington Shafts. Please may I request this due to the freedom of information act 2000.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1027-2021/GH – FOI-1036-2021/GH

Thank you for your 10 requests received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 September 2020 asking for project directories for various developments and upgrade works.

Your requests have 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. However, 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 requests 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. In this instance, we estimate that the time required to answer your request would exceed 18 hours which, at £25 per hour (the rate stipulated by the Regulations), exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’.

The information requested across all of your requests is very broad, and would require many different areas of TfL to spend a significant amount of time identifying, locating and compiling the requested information. To help bring the cost of responding to your requests within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider refining your requests to concentrate on matters which are of most importance to you.

If you are considering submitting further FOI requests please think carefully about whether the requests are essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation.

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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