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Matt O'Donoghue made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please provide the data on all flights paid for by Liverpool City Council since 2015, including the information:

(1) Cost Centre
(2) Name of all individuals who are travelling at ratepayers’ expense on Council Business
(3) Purpose of the trip
(4) Class of travel; business, economy, first etc …

As this is a request in relation to the expenditure of Public Funds on Council Business, and is made in search of transparency, that is; exactly who the ratepayers are flying places, there should be no reaction that in any way obscures the names of the recipients of Liverpool’s largess.

If redactions are made for “FAMILY MEMBERS” or “CHILDREN” then, for the purposes of accountability, it should be made clear in the FOI response as to which councillor or officer this expenditure relates.

Please could you provide this information in a readily searchable format, ideally an XLS and not an unsearchable format, such as PDF. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Matt O'Donoghue

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Matt O'Donoghue
 
Please note:

We would at this time advise that Liverpool City Council in common with
other public authorities is presently dealing with, responding to and
affected by the current public health emergency arising from Coronavirus.

When we have sufficient personnel to be able to deal with, and respond to,
your request we will do so in due course.

We thank you for your patience at this time whilst staff are diverted to
maintaining essential services for the residents of Liverpool during this
current public health emergency.

 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 28 January
2021 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please provide the data on all flights paid for by Liverpool City Council
since 2015, including the information:

(1) Cost Centre
(2) Name of all individuals who are travelling at ratepayers' expense on
Council Business
(3) Purpose of the trip
(4) Class of travel; business, economy, first etc …

As this is a request in relation to the expenditure of Public Funds on
Council Business, and is made in search of transparency, that is; exactly
who the ratepayers are flying places, there should be no reaction that in
any way obscures the names of the recipients of Liverpool's largess.

If redactions are made for 'FAMILY MEMBERS' or 'CHILDREN' then, for the
purposes of accountability, it should be made clear in the FOI response as
to which councillor or officer this expenditure relates.

Please could you provide this information in a readily searchable format,
ideally an XLS and not an unsearchable format, such as PDF. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Matt O'Donoghue...
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 25 February 2021.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Thank you for your consideration and time.

Yours sincerely,

Matt O'Donoghue

Dear Liverpool City Council,

The reasonable statutory time limit has expired. When will this be actioned, please?

Yours sincerely,

Matt O'Donoghue

Matt O'Donoghue

Dear Liverpool City Council,

This is now well out of time. It will be referred to the Information Commission on Thursday 11th March.

Yours sincerely,

Matt O'Donoghue

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Matt O’Donoghue,

 

Please see attached our response to your information request.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst Liverpool City
Council, in common with other public authorities is currently dealing
with, responding to, and affected by the current public health emergency
arising from Coronavirus which, in accordance with emergency legislation,
has meant that our staff are being diverted to maintain essential services
for the residents of Liverpool during this current public health
emergency.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

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