Allowances paid to councillors

Jason Cobb made this Freedom of Information request to Lambeth Borough Council

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Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Please could you tell me the annual allowances paid to each elected local councillor for the past financial year. Please provide the information listing the name of each councillor, and the allowance that they have claimed.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Gardner1,Richard, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

FOI Acknowledgement

Thank you for your FOI Request, as below. Please quote our ref 127051 in
any further correspondence about this request.

We anticipate responding within the statutory period of 20 working days
following the date of receipt, in this case by 14/04/10.

Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.

Richard Gardner

Information Compliance Adviser

London Borough of Lambeth

ICT Services

Finance & Resources

tel: 020 79267741

www.lambeth.gov.uk

3rd Floor, Ivor House, 1 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5BF

Lambeth - Making a difference

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Gardner1,Richard, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

Further to my email dated 15th March below, I must apologise that the
response due today is not yet available for me to send. My colleagues in
Finance tell me that it will be a few days more. I believe this to be
because the financial year which runs April to March has only just ended
and they are currently closing the accounts so as to provide a settled
basis on which to reply.

Richard Gardner

Information Compliance Adviser

London Borough of Lambeth

Legal Services

Finance & Resources

tel: 020 79267741

[1]www.lambeth.gov.uk

Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW

Lambeth - Making a difference

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From: Gardner1,Richard
Sent: 15 March 2010 10:28
To: 'Jason Cobb'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Allowances paid to
councillors

Dear Mr Cobb

FOI Acknowledgement

Thank you for your FOI Request, as below. Please quote our ref 127051 in
any further correspondence about this request.

We anticipate responding within the statutory period of 20 working days
following the date of receipt, in this case by 14/04/10.

Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.

Richard Gardner

Information Compliance Adviser

London Borough of Lambeth

ICT Services

Finance & Resources

tel: 020 79267741

www.lambeth.gov.uk

3rd Floor, Ivor House, 1 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5BF

Lambeth - Making a difference

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Dear Gardner1,Richard,

Please can you provide me with a response to my FOI. The legal timeframe for providing an answer has now passed.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Cobb

Gardner1,Richard, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

The figures are produced annually relating to the accounting year just
finished, it just so happens that with the timing of this request we are
on the cusp of producing the data. We have accordingly delayed answering
your request rather than refuse it under FOI Section 22 "information
intended for future publication" and thank you for your patience.

Richard Gardner
Information Compliance Adviser
London Borough of Lambeth
Legal Services
Finance & Resources
tel: 020 79267741
www.lambeth.gov.uk
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW
Lambeth - Making a difference

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Gardner1,Richard, Lambeth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Cobb

You recently asked:-

"Please could you tell me the annual allowances paid to each elected local
councillor for the past financial year? Please provide the information
listing the name of each councillor, and the allowance that they have
claimed".

Please find attached, hot from the press, councillors allowances for
2009/10 - the financial year just ended.

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Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.

Richard Gardner

Information Compliance Adviser

Legal Services

Finance & Resources

London Borough of Lambeth

tel: 020 79267741

[1]www.lambeth.gov.uk

Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW

Lambeth - Making a difference

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Gardner1,Richard, Lambeth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Cobb (further response, adding context)

Please could you tell me the annual allowances paid to each elected local
councillor for the past financial year. Please provide the information
listing the name of each councillor, and the allowance that they have
claimed.

Response to this FoI is as follows:

In belated response to your FoI enquiry, please find attached:

1. The Council's annual Members Allowance scheme for the municipal year
2009-10. This is on the Council website at:

[1]http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Counc...

2. The allowances paid in the financial year 2009-10 with Councillors
receiving SRAs and civic allowances identified.

3. The payments made to each councillor in the financial year 2009-10.

I am sorry for the delay that has ensued.

Kind regards.

Tim Stephens

Democratic Services Manager

Legal and Democratic Services

Finance and Resources

London Borough of Lambeth

Phone: 020 7926 2754

[mobile number]
Fax: 020 7926 2361
Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]www.lambeth.gov.uk

Room 200

Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton Hill
London SW2 1RW

Making a difference

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From: Lau,Alice
Sent: 15 March 2010 11:28
To: Stephens,Tim
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Allowances paid to
councillors

Hi Tim,

For attention F&R / Democratic Services

FOI 127051 Referral

Please look at this message now and establish how much time would be
needed to respond to this request. The due date is 14/04/10. Thanks.

Kind regards,

Alice

Alice Lau

Business Analyst
Performance and Business Development
Finance and Resources
London Borough of Lambeth
phone: 0207 926 9072

email: [4][email address]
website: [5]www.lambeth.gov.uk

Olive Morris House
Third floor
18 Brixton Hill
London SW2 1RL

Making a difference

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From: Gardner1,Richard
Sent: 15 March 2010 10:28
To: 'Jason Cobb'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Allowances paid to
councillors

Dear Mr Cobb

FOI Acknowledgement

Thank you for your FOI Request, as below. Please quote our ref 127051 in
any further correspondence about this request.

We anticipate responding within the statutory period of 20 working days
following the date of receipt, in this case by 14/04/10.

Thank you for your interest in Lambeth Council.

Richard Gardner

Information Compliance Adviser

London Borough of Lambeth

ICT Services

Finance & Resources

tel: 020 79267741

www.lambeth.gov.uk

3rd Floor, Ivor House, 1 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5BF

Lambeth - Making a difference

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