Request ID: FOI-1232-2223 Date published: 13 September 2022
F/on from FOI-0948
Please can I add to my request details for the total number of ULEZ penalties issued across all areas of London and also the appeal / tribunal success rates for the same period.
Also for 56,553 where you received representations can you confirm what percentage indicated they were travelling to the O2 and presumably noted that the O2 travel guidance did not reflect the applicability of ULEZ.
Given I raised that in my own representation, can you share how decisions are made to take action (ie advising the venue in question to change its website etc.)
Our ref: FOI-1232-2223/GH
Thank you for your requests received by Transport for London (TfL) on 16 August 2022 asking for further information about ULEZ penalties.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.
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’.
In order to answer your question ‘Also for 56,553 where you received representations can you confirm what percentage indicated they were travelling to the O2 and presumably noted that the O2 travel guidance did not reflect the applicability of ULEZ.’, we would need to manually look at each of these representations to see if they cited these circumstances. This question alone would take an excessive amount of time, and would easily exceed the cost limit.
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