Aberdeen City Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Aberdeen City Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-0966

Thank you for your information request, which we received on 5 July 2017.

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on or before 2 August 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the meantime.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North
Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your information request of 4 July 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to
know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the
course of conducting council business.

 

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

 

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another
organisation met the costs.

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please
state who or what composes the group or consortium.

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet, FOI-17-0966 – Foreign Travel.

 

Please note that third party names and personal details, as well as the
names of ACC Officers who are below Head of Service level have been
redacted (blacked out) from the attached report. This is because ACC
considers that this information is exempt from disclosure. In order to
comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA,
ACC hereby gives notice that we are refusing your request under the terms
of Section 38(1)(b) in conjunction with Section 38(2)(a)(i) – Personal
Information - of the FOISA.

 

In making this decision ACC considered the following points:

 

ACC is of the opinion that Section 38(1)(b) applies to the information
specified above as the information in question is personal information
relating to living individuals, and the applicant is not the data subject.

 

ACC is of the opinion that Section 38(2)(a)(i) applies, as ACC considers
that disclosure of this information would be a breach of the first Data
Protection Principle (that personal information must be processed fairly
and lawfully). Third parties and ACC Officers who are below Head of
Service level named within the attached documents would not expect ACC to
release this information about them into the public domain under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
your mobile call plan.

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per minute (the same as 01224s).

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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