FOI disclosure log

FOI disclosure log


3rd party hosting

(FOI-1418) - Requested: 04 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

4 Sep 2018 Data Protection/FOI Officer, I wish to submit a request to the organisation around their hosting contract(s) with 3rd party providers. The type of contract I wish to see is below: Dedicated hosting- Managed environment Co-Location- hosting allows a business to still own their own server equipment;...

Dear Sir or Madam, ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****I would like to know the following under the FOI act: ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****Breakdown of your total annual IT budget for the financial year of 20

(FOI-2984) - Requested: 01 April 2019 LINKS PROVIDED

Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to kcial year of 2018-19. ...

Highways Maintenance Contract data

(FOI-3696) - Requested: 09 July 2019 GRANTED (ALL)

Hi, Can you help please. We understand that the following contract has expired Service – Highways Maintenance ~ Civil Engineering Term Contract Contractor – Volker Highways Expiry date - 31/03/2019 Service – Highways Maintenance ~ Road Surfacing Term Contract Contractor – Volker Highways E...

Breakdown cost of Council Project

(FOI-224) - Requested: 07 June 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

I am curious to know the financial cost to date of a particular council project: a School Streets scheme for London Fields Primary School on Westgate Street. I am requesting to see the breakdown of cost for this scheme from its inception (please provide inception date), through the planning stages, the public consultation stage and the implementati...

Advertising and external sales

(FOI-127) - Requested: 27 May 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

To whom it may concern I would like to make a Freedom Of Information request. Could you kindly answer the following questions; Do you allow businesses to advertise on your intranet? How much does it cost per month to advertise on your intranet? How many people have access to your intranet? Do you allow businesses to sell merchandise in your staff c...

Insurance Policies

(FOI-3641) - Requested: 02 July 2019 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE, GRANTED (PART)

FOI REQUEST 1. Please intimate us with your Vicarious liability insurance policy 2. Please intimate us with your Public Liability Insurance policy 3. Please intimate us with your Professional Indemnity insurance policy. ...

FOI Request - building wifi

(FOI-3650) - Requested: 08 July 2019 GRANTED (ALL)

1. Who is responsible for selecting / managing and operating your Wi-Fi network? a. Please provide contact name, telephone number(s)and email address(es). 2. Who is responsible for selecting / managing and operating your network and/or data centre infrastructure? a. Please provide contact name, telephone number(s)and email address(es). 3. Do you ou...

Hackney Stars - judging criteria

(FOI-143) - Requested: 29 May 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Hackney Council runs an internal awards scheme on an annual basis. The awards are known as the "Hackney Stars Awards" and categories include the "Taking Care of Customers Award", the "Team of the Year" award, and the "Lifetime Achievement Award". Could you please provide me with the selection and judging criteria upon which these awards are based. ...

Supplier invoices and system used for processing

(FOI-141) - Requested: 29 May 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

I am writing to request information on invoice processing at the council. In particular I wish to request the following information:: 1 the number of supplier invoices processed during the financial year 2004-2005: 2 the name of the accounting system Kind regards ...

Council spending

(FOI-2066) - Requested: 30 November 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Could you please supply in the form of an excel spreadsheet details of all council spending over £250. Please include amount, supplier, start end and review date, responsible officer, description of items supplied and council department responsible. ( where possible). Regards ...

Fee - Christmas and New Years Events

(FOI-2069) - Requested: 30 November 2018 GRANTED (PART), NOT HELD (PART)

Hi, Please could you provide me with the information on how much your authority has spent on: a)Appearance fees for any Christmas light events for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 and, b)Fireworks on New Year’s Eve for the years 2016, 2017 and projected for 2018, I would like to receive this information via email pleas...

What is the cost of biscuits at all councilor meetings in 2017?

(FOI-56) - Requested: 17 May 2018 REFUSED (ALL)

What is the cost of biscuits at all councilor meetings in 2017? ...

Pension direct fund investments

(FOI-58) - Requested: 17 May 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

1) Does the councils pension fund have any directly held investments (either through shares or bonds) in tobacco companies? (Please list the tobacco companies if so) 2) Does the councils pension fund have any other investments in tobacco via pooled investments? 3) What has been the value of these of these pooled investments in the last five years (...

Questions about staff (5 questions)

(FOI-63) - Requested: 18 May 2018

Under the FOI act please can you provide me with the following: 1. Amount charged to staff for making private calls in 2017 2. number of Staff breaking computer use/social networking policies in 2017 3. The cost of suspended staff in 2017 4. the value of bonuses paid to staff in 2017 5. the number of assaults on council staff in 2017 thank you ...

Payments to staff on minimum wage (6 questions)

(FOI-90) - Requested: 21 May 2018

Dear FOI team, I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information relating to the recent government guidance relating to payment of the national minimum wage in the social care sector and especially relating to “sleep-in” shifts: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attach...

Questions regarding the council’s social care case management system(s) (4 questions)

(FOI-81) - Requested: 21 May 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

InterQuest Group 77 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 8GN Elliott.sampayo@interquestgroup.com Dear whom it may concern, I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please send me answers to the following questions below regarding the council’s ...

Accounts and Members' allowances

(FOI-136) - Requested: 29 May 2018

'Under the terms of the Act would you please furnish the following: information:: 1 Accounts for the year 2002/3 2003/4 and 2004/05. : : 2 Analysis of members allowances between - Basic allowance - Special: Responsibility- Attendance for the years 200' ...

The use of any algorithms or machine-learning systems by your local authority in the delivery of public services

(FOI-140) - Requested: 29 May 2018

Dear Sir or Madam, Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA) Request I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about the use of any algorithms or machine-learning systems by your local authority in the delivery of public services. Specifically, I am asking the following: 1. Is your organisation using any algorithms...

Tree planting (6 questions)

(FOI-184) - Requested: 04 June 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear FOI Team, Could you please provide the following for the past five years. If possible please break these down by ward (with the exception of the budget): 1) The number of requests from residents for trees to be planted 2) The number of these requests fulfilled 3) The tree planting budget 4) Total number of trees planted 5) Total number of tree...

Spending on paper for printing and tablets for last 3 Financial Years

(FOI-217) - Requested: 06 June 2018 LINKS PROVIDED, REFUSED (PART)

04/06/2018 I am writing to obtain information about your organisation’s spending on paper for printing and tablets in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. Please include the following information: • What was the total cost of paper used for printing in each of 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18? • What was total cost of buying tablets in each of...

Hackney Town Hall refurbishment

(FOI-221) - Requested: 06 June 2018 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE

Hackney Town Hall Essential Health, Safety, maintenance u0026 Environmental Improvement Works (EHSMu0026E) The Hackney Citizen issued a press release in their newspaper dated May 2018 issue 103 (Page 11 by Adam Barnett) regarding the Town hall. Within the press release it is stated 'The Council also claims to be millions better off after the
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Social work staffing expenditure

(FOI-242) - Requested: 11 June 2018

To whom it may concern, This request concerns the Council"s social work provision for both children and adults for the 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 budget years. Should the following questions exceed your time and budgetary restrictions, we ask that as per Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act you kindly assist us in formulating our r...

FOI Request

(FOI-381) - Requested: 28 June 2018 GRANTED (PART), REFUSED (PART)

As per the FOIA, Freedom of Information Act I was inquiring about getting the following information. Would you please provide the invoices that youve had since 2013 or when the contract started with RingGo? Would you please provide a copy of the contract currently in force with RingGo? ...

Information on the back office team structure for dealing with PCNs challenges and ETA Appeals including staff grades and PCN processes

(FOI-300) - Requested: 18 June 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Good Afternoon, Under Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be interested to receive the following information, as I would like to gain a greater understanding on how a parking back office operates: I require Information on the back office team structure for dealing with PCNs challenges and ETA Appeals. This will include the job title of each po...

Freedom of information requests

(FOI-323) - Requested: 21 June 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear Sir/Madam, Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information, separated by financial year: 2016/17 Total number of FOI"s received Total number answered within time Total number escalated to Internal Review/the ICO Number of FOI Officers (or equivalent) employed 2017/18 Total number of FOI"s received Total numb...

Payments to NowMedical Ltd

(FOI-365) - Requested: 25 June 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear FOI officer, Could you please send me: - The amount the council paid to *** Ltd in the financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 I would like the information by e-mail to in an excel spreadsheet or another machine readable format sent to **.***.***@gmail.com . Please acknowledge receipt of this request. T...

Hackney Marshes funding

(FOI-517) - Requested: 13 July 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Can you tell me how much funding has been cut for the maintenance of Hackney Marshes? ...

Kenyon International Emergency Services contract/retainer/agreement

(FOI-544) - Requested: 11 July 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

11 July 2018 Good afternoon, hope you"re well. Please may I request the following information under the FOI act: 1) The total amount of money, if any, paid by your council to Kenyon International Emergency Services on retainer, under a contract or agreement in the 2015/16 financial year; and 2) The total amount of money, if any, paid by your counci...

Compensation by (or its insurers) for historic sexual abuse cases

(FOI-556) - Requested: 16 July 2018 NOT HELD (ALL)

Please could you tell me the total amount paid out in compensation by the council (or its insurers) for historic sexual abuse cases since November 2011? Where possible, please break down the figures to show the number and/or value of individual payments. Also where possible, please break down the figures to show the years to which the offence...

Sexual health services

(FOI-1402) - Requested: 04 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL), LINKS PROVIDED

Dear FOI Team, Could you please provide the following: A) The council"s total budget for sexual health services for from 13/14 to 2018/19. Please break this down by year. B) The final or draft budget for sexual health services for the financial year 2019/20 Kind regards, -- ...

FOI Request - the cost to the council of undertaking, or procuring and commissioning

(FOI-576) - Requested: 23 July 2018 CLARIFICATION NOT RECEIVED, GRANTED (PART), REFUSED (PART)

Hello Please can you supply itemised costs associated with the following reports? I.e. the cost to the council of undertaking, or procuring and commissioning them Hackney Licensing Consultation, 2015 Hackney Licensing Consultation, 2017 Hackney Evening and Night-time Economy Behaviour Study, 2017 (also all info related to the procurement process) H...

FOI Request

(FOI-579) - Requested: 19 July 2018 GRANTED (PART)

You provided the number of persons and their job title working in the Parking and Markets Service area earning between the salary scales of SO1 TO SM1. Please can you specify the grades for each job title? (Full list below provided by LBH) The number of persons and their job title working in the Parking and Markets Service area who have received pa...

Freedom of Information request - Capital receipts and redundancies

(FOI-622) - Requested: 27 July 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

To the information officer, I am emailing to request information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to the date on which you received this request) I request the following information: A) The total amount of capital receipts ...

Property and Assets and Buildings

(FOI-628) - Requested: 29 July 2018 REFUSED (ALL)

Dear Organisation,I would like to know a full list of Vacant Properties held by your organisation and any of its subsidiaries.If possible their market value for sale or to let, whether they would be considered for a community asset transfer, if not then whether they are for sale or to let. In a clear and easy to read format. It would be supportive ...

Freedom of Information request - Overseas trips

(FOI-629) - Requested: 29 July 2018 GRANTED (PART)

Dear Hackney Borough Council, This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips. From June 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips councillors, members of the management team (including the chief executive), and council officers have taken ...

IT hosting

(FOI-1321) - Requested: 23 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Data Protection/FOI Officer, I wish to submit a request to the organisation around their hosting contract with 3rd party suppliers. The type of contract I wish to see is below: 1. Dedicated hosting- Managed environment 2. Co-Location- hosting allows a business to still own their own server equipment; however, instead of storing it in their own data...

School budgets

(FOI-649) - Requested: 26 July 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to receive information regarding local authority spending on schools. Specifically, I would like to receive a list of local authority schools in this borough and their type (e.g. academy/PRU) followed by: - Pupil numbers in 2015/1...

Counter Fraud

(FOI-1098) - Requested: 02 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear Sirs Datatank wishes to understand the changes to the counter fraud capability that have taken place in Councils across the UK as a result of the establishment of the DWP’s SFIS. Many Councils either lost or reduced their counter fraud capability as a result of SFIS, and whilst DCLG provided initial funding to help develop new a...

ICT expenditure

(FOI-1136) - Requested: 06 August 2018 REFUSED (ALL)

Dear Hackney, This is a freedom of information request. Please could you provide me with information about your organisation’s ICT expenditure as detailed in the attached template. I have tried to find this information in your organisation’s published data, but was unable to find the level detail I require. I fully ex...

FOI request for telecoms information

(FOI-1286) - Requested: 13 August 2018 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE

13 August 2018 Hello London Borough of Hackney I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information regarding telecoms. The attached spreadsheet shows a number of questions regarding your mobile and fixed line telephony. Hopefully the questions are self explanatory, note there are commen...

Telephony system

(FOI-1323) - Requested: 24 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear All, I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Using your telephone system call data/analytics as generally provided by your telephone system provider and/or telephone line provider or available from them upon your request please send me the followi...

Travel by Council staff in relation to the Men's 2018 football World Cup

(FOI-1324) - Requested: 24 August 2018 NOT HELD (ALL)

Hello, I am looking to establish the council
s connection to the 2018 men
s football World Cup, if any. Under Freedom of Information laws, could I therefore request: 1) The details of any trip to Russia before, during, or after the World Cup connected to said sporting event. Please specify the number of staff, their position or pay band, a br...


FOI Request

(FOI-1480) - Requested: 17 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

What was the cost of your new FOI system? ...

Information about revenue generated by the Council from filming

(FOI-1337) - Requested: 27 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL), LINKS PROVIDED

Freedom of Information Request The below request is regarding filming in the borough. Specifically regarding commercial filming activities e.g. feature films / documentaries / adverts etc that have brought in revenue to the local authority via parking or locations. For each question, please breakdown the answers into the below years: 1 April 2014 t...

Youth Offending Case Management - Freedom of Information Request

(FOI-1349) - Requested: 30 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

To Whom it may concern, I wish to make the following Freedom of Information Request. 1. Which software does your LA use to manage the performance of the Youth Offending Team and the case management of individual offenders 2. What was the contract value for this software 3. Is this standalone software or a module in a larger product 4. Is ...

The numbers of temporary resource engaged in Investigation and Enforcement skilled roles by the local authority between 2 October '17 and 31 March '18

(FOI-1358) - Requested: 28 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

28/8 Could you please tell me numbers of temporary resource engaged in Investigation and Enforcement skilled roles by the local authority between 2 October 2017 and 31 March 2018. Could you also tell me the cost of the above named temporary resource? In this case, for the purpose of definition, Investigation and Enforcement skilled roles include bu...

London Borough data

(FOI-1390) - Requested: 30 August 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

30 Aug 2018 Good Morning, I am collating data from all London Borough covering the following: - Council properties stock - Number of investigators working on Tenancy Fraud - Number of total investigators - Counter Fraud Annual progress reports for 17/18 - Number of residents (size of authority) Please can you provided this...

Private security contractors

(FOI-1391) - Requested: 03 September 2018 REFUSED (ALL)

Dear FOI team, I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know how much this local authority has spent on private security contractors for the calendar years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18. ‘Private security contractors’ can include but is not limited to: security guards, pri...

FOI Request: IT Health Check

(FOI-1450) - Requested: 11 September 2018 GRANTED (PART), LINKS PROVIDED, REFUSED (PART)

Please respond to the below freedom of information request questions: 1. During which month do you receive your annual IT Health Check (ITHC)? 2. Other than your ITHC, do you purchase any other Penetration services; if so, during which month? 3. As a local authority, you should use providers of ITHC who are CREST of Tiger Programme accredited; Do y...

FOI Request: HR systems and staff

(FOI-1464) - Requested: 12 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Hi Sir/Madam, I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for a departmental structure of the HR and Payroll department within the council. Please can you also advise:
Which HR/Payroll/Recruitment/Finance system(s) you use?
When do these system contracts expire?
Do you have online Performance Management and Ex...


Private finance commitments for public sector infrastructure projects

(FOI-1492) - Requested: 13 September 2018 NIL RESPONSE, NOT HELD (ALL)

Dear Hackney Council, We are submitting a Freedom of Information request concerning private finance commitments for public sector infrastructure projects which are in your borough. Please could you respond with: 1.The names of all schools within your borough which (a) were built under a PFI or private finance contract and/or (b) have PF...

FOI Request

(FOI-1506) - Requested: 18 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear FOI Officer, Regarding your usage of interpretation services, I would like to make the following requests under the Freedom of Information Act: 1) From 1st January 2017
31st December 2017 how much did your Trust spend of interpreting services? 2) Do you service interpreting requirements in-house or do you outsource to a third party compan...


Spent annually on food standard sampling

(FOI-1569) - Requested: 24 September 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act from the Council. QUESTION 1 1) Can you please provide the amount of money your authority spent annually on food standard sampling between 2010 and 2018? QUESTION 2 2) How many food standard samples did your authority take...

FOI Request

(FOI-1601) - Requested: 03 October 2018 LINKS PROVIDED

Dear FOI Team, I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contracts below.
Electrical Maintenance
HVAC Maintenance
Security Systems Maintenance
Fire Prevention Systems and Maintenance
Portable Appliance Testing and Fixed Wire Testing
Cleaning Servic...


FOI Request: CCTV Contract

(FOI-1630) - Requested: 03 October 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Freedom of Information Officer I have been provided with your email to submit a request for information. The information I require is to do with the organisation
s CCTV maintenance and support contract. Please can you send me the information stated below: 1. Supplier of the contract for CCTV maintenance and support 2. How much the Council spend ...


Freedom Of Information Request

(FOI-1735) - Requested: 17 October 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

*To Whom It May ConcernI write to request information under the Freedom of Information act.Id like to know, for each of: - 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017 1. What was the councils income from council tax?2. How much funding from other sources (Central Government, Lottery or similar) did the Council receive specificall...

Compensation to teachers or teaching assistants

(FOI-1740) - Requested: 16 October 2018 NIL RESPONSE, REFUSED (ALL)

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST In the last financial year 2017/2018 please provide me with the number of settlements and the total amount paid as compensation to teachers or teaching assistants for injuries sustained at schools or outside schools. For each incident please provide me with the amount of compensation, costs and a summ...

Council spent supporting local foodbanks

(FOI-1852) - Requested: 01 November 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Dear Sir/Madam, Under the Freedom of Information Act, how much has the Council spent supporting local foodbanks to diversify the help they are able to give specifically in relation to Universal Credit. Yours faithfully, ...

Freedom of Information request - Agency Supply Spend

(FOI-1882) - Requested: 07 November 2018 GRANTED (PART), LINKS PROVIDED, NOT HELD (PART)

Dear Hackney Borough Council, I would like to know how much each Primary, Secondary and SEND School spent on the provision of supply teachers / temporary supply from September 2017 - September 2018. I would like to know 1) the total of how much each individual school spent, and 2) how much each school spent with each third party provider / ag...

spend on agency social workers

(FOI-1845) - Requested: 31 October 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Hello, I am writing to ask for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 1) How much money did you spend on agency social workers in the following financial years? * 2017/18 * 2016/17 * 2015/16 2) How many agency social workers did you employ in the following financial years? * 2017/18 * 20...

Spent on hostile vehicle mitigation measures & Terrorism

(FOI-1886) - Requested: 07 November 2018 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE, LINKS PROVIDED, NOT HELD (ALL)

Dear FOI officer, How much money has the council spent on hostile vehicle mitigation measures in past five years (up to and including 2018/19)? Please break down the total figure annually. At which locations and when were those hostile vehicle mitigation measures installed? How much money in total has the council spent on counter-terr...

Freedom of Information request - Choice of fixed vs floating interest rate PWLB and bank borrowing 2000-2018

(FOI-1904) - Requested: 13 November 2018 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE, NOT HELD (PART)

Dear Hackney Borough Council, Please provide answers to the following questions in Ms Excel format for your borrowed position between financial years 2000/01 and 2018/19 1) If you borrowed on fixed interest rate terms. How much interest would you have saved if you"d borrowed on floating rate terms? 2) How much has your real capital positio...

Spending on award ceremonies

(FOI-1929) - Requested: 13 November 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

To whomever it may concern, I was hoping you could shed some light on what your council is spending on award ceremonies. Could you give me information on what these have cost the council in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18? If you could provide the following information that would be very helpful: 1. The number of award ceremonie...

High Needs Funding

(FOI-2004) - Requested: 22 November 2018 GRANTED (PART), NOT HELD (PART)

Dear FOI officer, I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the information outlined below. I would be very grateful if you could provide the data either by using the survey below, which ensures greater accuracy when collating the information or by filling out the excel file attached which includes th...

Non-disclosure agreements

(FOI-2279) - Requested: 18 December 2018 GRANTED (ALL)

Hello, I am the Finance Editor at ***, London. Please find my Freedom of Information request below. How many non-disclosure agreements have you as a local government/council agreed in each of the calendar years of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018? Please provide individual figures per year. Please provide the total ...

Freedom of Information request: Parking and Markets organisation

(FOI-2292) - Requested: 22 December 2018 GRANTED (PART)

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information: 1. What was the allocated budget for Parking and Markets for 2018/2019 and how much of that budget has been spent. 2. In the last 12 months the number of managerial posts that became vacant within Parking and Markets and how m...

EU settlement scheme

(FOI-2377) - Requested: 11 January 2019 ADVICE/ASSISTANCE

Hello I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: Are you intending to cover the cost of the EU settlement scheme fee for your employees affected by Brexit? How many EU national employees do you estimate have applied or will need to apply under the scheme? If you are covering their ...

Freedom of information request

(FOI-3093) - Requested: 16 April 2019

I would like to know how much compensation Hackney council has paid out to complaints in the last ten years. I would like to know what percent of payouts were due to poor repairs carried out on properties. ...



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