Dear Leeds City Council,
On the weeked of the 6th August, there was a mass homosexual event in Leeds.
How big a hole did this burn in the council's pocket (i.e. how much did you spend on this?)?
Please provide as the total cost with and without VAT and an itemised breakdown (to the best level of accuracy you are able).
Dear Rupert Tankard,
Freedom of information request Ref 19382 : Funds spend on the 6th August 2017
Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 14, August 2017. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Communities & Environment, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI 19382 in any future communications.
Mr Adam O’Connell
Information Governance Assistant
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council
0113 37 84251
Dear Rupert Tankard,
Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 19382)
I refer to the above and your request dated 14, August 2017. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Funds spend on the 6th August 2017.
On the weeked of the 6th August, there was a mass homosexual event in
How big a hole did this burn in the council's pocket (i.e. how much did
you spend on this?)?
Please provide as the total cost with and without VAT and an itemised
breakdown (to the best level of accuracy you are able).
Please see the attached spreadsheet.
Leeds City Council supports Leeds Pride as part of its work to reflect the
diversity of the city and to assist in meeting its legal obligations to
advance equality of opportunity between different groups and foster good
relations between different groups. Pride is also a timely reminder of the
discrimination that LGBT+ people still face in society and the work that
still needs to be done to overcome this.
Leeds Pride is the largest City Centre based event attracting tens of
thousands of visitors to the city to watch the parade as well as visit the
Pride party on Lower Briggate. As well as promoting the city as an
inclusive place to do business, to visit and to take part in leisure
activities the Pride Weekend provides a significant boost to the city
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