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Press Release - 12 January 2007

BBEG request further information/explanation from LCC under the Freedom of Information Act

To: Amy Hall
Senior Legal Officer
Lincolnshire County Council
 
11 January 2007
 
Dear Madam
 
We have received correspondence from the Information Commissioner's Office suggesting that we don't appear to have exhausted 'any internal review procedure offered by the public authority' - Lincolnshire County Council.
 
We therefore are sending you a copy of the letter we sent to them (click here to read that letter) and ask you to please answer the following questions for us please:
 
1. The comment about David Woods, which states "in the same vein that he has attended meetings with BBPG & BBEG and therefore no conflict exists" is not acceptable to us. Mentioning a meeting with the pressure groups is not appropriate as we are not bidding for a contract. Concerns were raised and documented within LCC Joint Officer Group (JOG) Minutes. What were their concerns at the time? Why didn't he also meet with Allison Homes who are also trying to bid for a contract? What was the exact purpose of this meeting and who exactly attended please?
 
2. Lincolnshire County Council have stated that no Joint Officer Group meeting took place on 24 May 2006 - we don't believe this is the truth. There must be a set of Notes/Minutes from that meeting on 24 May 2006 which we have not been given. Please can you explain the fact that the Notes from the following meeting on 16 June do not cross reference back to the so called previous meeting which you claim was the meeting that took place on 22 March. Where are the Notes from the meeting of 24 May 2006 please?
 
3. The first lot of data provided under the FOI Act was posted and was original documentation from LCC/Jacobs Babtie. The second and third lots of data provided were sent electronically by email and each document has been specifically created for us - ie. each file has 'FOI' in the name. We believe we are only being given documentation you want us to see. Why were specific documents created for us and why did we not receive the original Minutes as with the first lot of data please? The JOG Minutes of 16 June simply state "Actions done" for many of the points which don't cross reference - have these been removed/edited to conceal what was in the preceding missing Minutes? What actions were done please (supplying full details and cross references to the preceding Minutes to support this)?
 
Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully


ROBERT FISHER
for and on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
www.bbeg.org.uk

 
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