FoI request, electrical inspection findings at Seven Sisters Market
Request ID: FOI-1181-2021
Date published: 30 October 2020
F/up from FOI-0874
Reference your email 16th September (see below) confirming you hold the information requested but rejecting my application because the time spent collating the information would exceed 18 hours and the appropriate limit of £450:
To reduce the time spent collating the information and thus bringing the cost within the appropriate limit I am willing to restrict the scope of the request and provide guidance on where the information is located. My request is amended to:
Please provide all reports, records, emails and correspondence between TfL and its Electrical Contractors and all others during the period January 2020 to date relating to unmetered connections made between Units 3, 7/8 and 9 at Seven Sisters Market and the Landlords electrical distribution boards.
Such reports and emails need only relate to the issue of connections to the landlords distribution board identified in the third paragraph of the attached email from Mr Tim Brennan of TfL to myself 08.06.2020 and the first paragraph of my response of the same date.
Please confirm without delay you will provide this information. Alternatively I wish to request an internal review of your decision.
Our ref: FOI-1181-2021/GH
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 September 2020 asking for information about Seven Sisters Market.
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 copies of the documents held which are relevant to your request.
Please note that information regarding costs has been redacted from the attached documents as it 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 would, or would be likely to prejudice our commercial interests. Disclosure of these costs would hinder TfL’s ability to negotiate the best value for money for similar services in the future.
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, particularly where the expenditure of public money is concerned, but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that we are able to obtain the best value for public money outweighs the general public interest in increasing transparency of our processes.
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