FOI request detail

Staff fares and ticketing books

Request ID: FOI-2962-2122
Date published: 14 April 2022

You asked

Dear Transport for London, Please would you provide suitably redacted versions of the March 2022 Staff Fares and Ticketing books 1-3 (or as many are published this year).

We answered

TfL Ref: 2962-2122

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24 March 2022 asking for information about the March 2022 Staff Fares and Ticketing books 1-3.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked: Please would you provide suitably redacted versions of the March 2022 Staff Fares and Ticketing books 1-3 (or as many are published this year).

Please find attached the guides as requested.

Please note that some information relating to our revenue inspection processes has been redacted from book 2 as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information under section 31(a) of the FOI Act – Law Enforcement.
A disclosure under the Freedom of Information act is a disclosure ‘to the world at large’ and whilst we make no suggestion that you would use the information for anything other than your own personal interest, in this instance the exemption has been applied as information regarding revenue inspection procedures could be used by people wishing to avoid paying fares.  

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, but in this instance feel that balance lies in favor of withholding the information to ensure that fare evasion is prevented wherever possible to protect public funds.

Additionally, please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any 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

Sara Thomas
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London


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