Annual Salary Paid to the Chief Executive

Alison Stevens made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Alison Stevens

Dear University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,

Can you please supply the following details with regards to this freedom of information request.
How much was the chief executive annual salary paid to him for the financial year 2010-2011 and from 2011-2012
Also how much money has the chief executive spent on corporate hospitality for the past year?
How much money will the chief executive be paid in remuneration post resignation

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Trust Administration

 

Our Reference: HS/FOI/9198

 

10 May 2012

 

Alison Stevens

[1][FOI #116109 email]  

 

 

Dear Ms Stevens

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information, as received on 9 May 2012 by
the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.   Within UHL, FOI
requests are managed centrally by the Trust Administration team. 

 

The Trust will endeavour to provide a response to your Freedom of
Information Act queries within the required 20 working-day deadline (from
receipt).  I will, of course, keep you informed should this not prove
possible for any reason.

 

 

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the information to them, to cover the cost of photocopying, postage and
packaging etc – I confirm that where these costs are below £5.00 in total,
no charge will be made.  All requesters are also advised that there may
also be a charge payable to cover costs of locating the information they
have requested, as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act Regulations
published by the Government in December 2004.  Naturally, if such a charge
is to be applied to your request, you will be informed as soon as
possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Helen Stokes

Senior Trust Administrator

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tel: 0116 258 8590

 

 

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Dear FOI - Freedom of Information,
I am requesting an internal review into the Trusts breach of their mandatory duty to answer my recent FOI request.
by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 8 June 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

Stokes Helen - Senior Trust Administrator, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Alison Stevens

[1][email address]

Our Reference SM/FoI/9198/AS                     

Date : 24 July 2012

Dear Ms Stevens

INTERNAL REVIEW OF HANDLING OF REQUEST MADE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION ACT 2000 (the "Act")

1. BACKGROUND

1.1        On 9^th May 2012 the Trust received a request under the Act
from Alison Stevens (‘the Applicant’).

1.2        The following information was requested:

a.         How much was the chief executive annual salary paid to him for
the financial year 2010-2011 and from 2011-2012

b.         Also how much money has the chief executive spent on corporate
hospitality  for the past year

c.         How much money will the chief executive be paid in remuneration
post resignation.

1.3        On 10^th May 2012 this request was acknowledged.

1.4        On 26^th June 2012 the Applicant requested an internal review
of the handling of their request.

2.         THE REVIEW

2.1        I have now conducted a review of the handling of your request. 
In doing so I have followed the internal procedures of the Trust and have
had regard to all the relevant facts and circumstances.  In particular I
have considered:

2.1.1     The Freedom of Information Act 2000;

2.1.2     The request dated 9^th May 2012;

2.1.3     All correspondence and documents including the material which
was provided;

2.1.4     Guidance of the Information Commissioner;

2.1.5     Decision Notices of the Information Commissioner.

3          FINDINGS

 

3.1       Procedural Findings

 

3.1.1     The 20 working day statutory timeframe for compliance was
exceeded. I consider that it is appropriate to apologise to the Applicant
for this delay and I now do so.  The Trust takes its obligations under the
FOIA very seriously and seeks to comply with its obligations under the
Act.  Clearly there was a delay in this case and I apologise that this was
so.

3.1.2     As a result of this case we have considered our processes so as
to ensure that this does not occur again.

3.2        Substantive Findings

3.2.1     I consider that the Applicant was entitled to a Response but did
not receive one.  The Trust was therefore in breach of its obligations
under the Act. I will now proceed to deal with the request for the
information.

4.         DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

4.1        As indicated above the following information was requested:

a.         How much was the chief executive annual salary paid to him for
the financial year 2010-2011 and from 2011-2012

b.         Also how much money has the chief executive spent on corporate
hospitality for the past year?

c.         How much money will the chief executive be paid in remuneration
post resignation.

I can confirm that the Trust holds the information requested but is unable
to disclose some of the information as to do so would breach the Data
Protection Principles. Accordingly under Section 40(2) (personal data of
third parties) we are withholding information.

Re a.    We are withholding this information under Section 40 but in order
to assist you I can confirm that, as has already been indicated in our
Annual Accounts, in 2010/11 the Chief Executive received a salary in the
range £210,000-215,000 and in 2011/12 he received a salary in the range
£200,000-205,000.

Re b. I can confirm that the chief executive spent no monies on corporate
hospitality for the past year.

Re c. We hold this information but under Section 40(2) (personal data of
third parties) we are withholding the information.  To assist you I can
confirm that details of the Chief Executive Officer’s remuneration will be
included in our Annual Accounts for 2012/13 once they are published.

Where any information remains withheld in reliance upon Section 40 I am
satisfied that the information withheld is personal data of a third party,
disclosure of which would breach the data protection principles in
particular the requirement that personal data should be processed fairly
and lawfully. I consider that, on balance, the public interest favours
withholding this information, although I am not strictly required to apply
the public interest test where I consider that the data protection
principles would be breached.

6.         CONCLUSION

On behalf of UHL, I apologise again for the failure of the organisation to
meet the procedural requirements of the FOIA and the delay in responding
to your request.

I consider that your request has now received a proper response.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Steve Murray

Assistant Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs

 

 

Steve Murray

Assistant Director - Head of Legal Services

Belgrave House

Corporate and Legal Affairs

Leicester General Hospital site

Gwendolen Road

Leicester

LE5 4PW

 

dd tel: 0116 258 8960

dd fax: 0116 258 8980

 

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Alison Stevens left an annotation ()

If UHL, are going to publish the former chief executive paid remuneration post resignation in the trusts accounts for 2012-2013 why do they feel it is in the general public's best interest not to know now?
ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE.
With reference to the major breach of timescale with reference to answering any questions about the former, i have now put in another 5 requests, so we will see if there is any improvements regarding their compliance time of answering these requests.
WILL THEY LEARN BY PAST MISTAKES I DOUBT IT?

Mark Salter left an annotation ()

There is of course the ICO - if you feel that they have not complied with the Freedom of Information act properly.

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