Summary of all working hours for Mayor Joanne Anderson and Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham

Peter Simcock made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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Dear Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,

Can you please provide ALL information for both Mayor Joanne Anderson and Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham in relation to the following;

1. Totals of all hours worked, by week, in the previous 6 months prior to this request.

2. The current absence rate, including but not limited to sickness and emergency.

3. The names, if any, of any family members that have found employment within local authority since either person took office. If yes, provide evidence of the application and interview process including the total number of applicants for each position that is found.

4. Details of all expenses claimed for both people since taking office.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Simcock

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr Simcock

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Thank you for your email to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and we will aim to provide a response within twenty working days.

Mayor Anderson's role is with Liverpool City Council rather than the Combined Authority, so you would need to direct your questions to them. You can do so via their website at the following link: https://liverpool.gov.uk/council/data-pr...

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Information Commissioner’s Office has acknowledged that resources may be diverted away from functions such as responding to information requests to ensure that other services can still be delivered. This may mean that a response is provided outside of the stautory timeframe. Your patience is appreciated at this extraordinary time.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | LCRCA | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Liverpool City Region Combined Authority request email]

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Dear FOI CA,

Just to be clear... Are you refusing my request based purely on the fact that one part of it isn't relevant to you? Do I have to refer you to the ICO?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Simcock

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Mr Simcock

Thank you for your email.

Our earlier email was not a refusal of your request. Your questions regarding the Metro Mayor will be responded to in due course.

We simply suggested that you redirect your questions regarding Mayor Anderson to Liverpool City Council as part of our acknowledgement as a courtesy rather than waiting until our response was finalised to inform you that the information was not held.

Regards,

Andrew Henderson
Senior Information Management Officer | 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Office: 0151 330 1679 | [mobile number] | Email: [email address]

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Dear FOI CA,

Well, seeing as part of Mayor Andersons role is with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority I still require all information requested in relation to her where her work, duties or responsibilities that fall under your remit.

For clarity: I request all information your department specifically holds in relation to both parties mentioned in the four posed questions.... Hours of attendance, attendance absences and the reasoning, any employment irregularities, any expenses claims handled by yourselves.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Simcock

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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Dear Mr Simcock

 

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Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s response
below.

 

1. Totals of all hours worked, by week,  in the previous 6 months prior to
this request.

 

Mr Rotheram is an elected official rather than an employee, and therefore
does not have set work hours. We do not hold any recorded information on
the total number of hours worked, but his duties regularly included work
during evenings and weekends.

 

As previously explained, Ms. Anderson role is primarily with Liverpool
City Council and your enquiries should be directed to them. Ms. Anderson’s
role with the Combined Authority is limited to being a member of the
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority committee, which does not have
set hours.

 

Attendance details for both Mr Rotheram and Ms. Anderson at meetings of
the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority can be found on our website
at [1]this link.

 

2. The current absence rate, including but not limited to sickness and
emergency.

 

This information is also not held for Mr Rotheram.

 

As Ms. Anderson’s only attendance at Combined Authority matters is the
committee meeting, her attendance rate can be found at the link above.

 

3. The names, if any, of any family members that have found employment
within local authority since either person took office. If yes, provide
evidence of the application and interview process including the total
number of applicants for each position that is found.

 

The Combined Authority has not employed any family members of Mr Rotheram
or Ms. Anderson.

 

4. Details of all expenses claimed for both people since taking office.

 

Mr Rotheram has not claimed any expenses since he came to office in May
2017.

 

Any expenses for committee members of the Combined Authority (other than
for the Metro Mayor) would be administered by their respective local
authorities, which in Ms. Anderson’s case is Liverpool City Council. We
therefore do not hold any recorded information on expenses Ms. Anderson
may have claimed, and your enquiry should be redirected to the City
Council.

 

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review, which should be addressed to:

Jill Coule

Chief Legal Officer / Monitoring Officer

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

[2][email address]

 

If you are not content with the result of your internal review, you also
have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, whose address
is

The Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire SK9 5AF

[3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Andy Henderson

 

Senior Information Management Officer | LCRCA | Mann Island, PO Box 1976,
Liverpool, L69 3HN

Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [4][Liverpool City Region Combined Authority request email]

 

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