Tony Redmond - flights Australia, Canada, Gibraltar

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

Thank you for your response to my request of 29 August (your ref: CS/10/114/HJP). In it you wrote "Mr Redmond claimed reimbursement of the cost of a business class return flight to Australia". Why did the Commission not pay for the flight(s) directly, that being the Commission's preferred position, as confirmed by Nigel Karney's document of March 2005 about the "study tour" and holiday?

Did Mr Redmond claim re-imbursement of flight costs to Canada and Gibraltar in late 2004 or did the Commission pay for those flights directly?

Yours faithfully,

R Smith

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Smith

Our ref: CS/10/119

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below received on 22 September. I will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 20 October 2010) or, if unable to do so, I will write to you again explaining why.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr Smith

I attach a letter in response to the request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Gadawodd Trevor R Nunn anodiad ()

“Where possible the Commission would prefer to meet costs directly but it is appreciated that there will be situations where this is not practicable.”

Looks like it was never practicable with Mr Redmond's expenses for the CLAE to meet costs directly. Once maybe, twice arguable but three or more times is stretching it a bit.