Bonus paid to and expenses claimed by Westminster Conservative Councillors

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to know the following information:-

1. The bonus paid to EACH Westminster City Council CONSERVATIVE Councillor in the last three financial years.

2. The total expenses claimed by EACH Westminster City Council CONSERVATIVE Councillor during the last three financial years.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jones

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to clarify my original FOI request. Re point 1. if each Conservative councillor did not receive a bonus in the last three financial years, then please advise the amount of allowances that each Conservative councillor received in the last three financial years.

Yours faithfully

Mr Jones

Westminster City Council

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Name: Mr Jones
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Email: [FOI #12681 email]
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Request Details: 1. The bonus paid to EACH Westminster City Council
CONSERVATIVE Councillor in the last three financial years.
2. The total expenses claimed by EACH Westminster City Council
CONSERVATIVE Councillor during the last three financial years.

Clarification received via email regarding point 1: if each Conservative
councillor did not receive a bonus in the last three financial years,
then please advise the amount of allowances that each Conservative
councillor received in the last three financial years.

FOI Reference Number: 3872
Target Completion Date: 29/06/2009

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Baker, Stacey, Westminster City Council

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Dear Mr Jones

I write regarding your freedom of information request which has now been
considered.

The Council does not have the power to pay bonus' to Councillors.

The amount of allowances and expenses paid to all Councillors for each of
the past three years is attached.

I also attach a list of Councillors, including their political party, for
your information.

<<Members Allowances 2006 - 07.pdf>> <<Members Allowances 2007 - 08.pdf>>
<<Members Allowances 2008 - 09.pdf>>
<<meet_your_councillors2009_2010.pdf>>

Kind regards
Stacey

Stacey Baker
Committee & Scrutiny Officer
Westminster City Council
15th Floor
City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

Tel. (020)7 641 2341
Fax. (020)7 641 2917
[1]www.westminster.gov.uk

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That's hilarious that you should include a meet your councillors leaflet, are you at Westminster City Council having a laugh? I tried to meet my three ward councillors for months, Harvey Marshall, Mark Page, Ian Rowley, they couldn't even be bothered to reply. When I complained to the whip Cllr Melvyn Caplan he pretended not to understand my complaint or he is just a bit dense. So don't patronise us the voting public with your rubbish over priced PR spin, most of the councillors want to take the money and ignore the voters, but not for long.

Dear Ms Baker,

Please pass on this request for internal review.

My original request asked for EXPENSES claimed in the last 3 financial years, not allowances. Please let me have a schedule showing the expenses claimed by each councillor during the last 3 financial years.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Jones

Baker, Stacey, Westminster City Council

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Dear Mr Jones,

Your original request asked for the bonus paid to each Westminster City
Conservative Councillor, and if this was not available the amount of
allowances that each Conservative Councillor received in the last 3 years.

As stated in response to your request, the Council does not have the power
to pay bonuses to Councillors, and the allowances were therefore given as
requested.

You also requested the expenses paid to each Conservative Councillor
during the last three financial years. Allowances and expenses are
published in the same document, with expenses recorded in the final
column. Please see attached. No other expenses are payable.

<<Members Allowances 2006 - 07.pdf>> <<Members Allowances 2007 - 08.pdf>>
<<Members Allowances 2008 - 09.pdf>>

Should you still be dissatisfied you have the right to make a complaint to
the Information Commissioner, pursuant to section 50 of the FOIA. The
contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625-545-700
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Kind regards
Stacey

Stacey Baker
Committee & Scrutiny Officer
Westminster City Council
15th Floor
City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

Tel. (020)7 641 2341
Fax. (020)7 641 2917
[2]www.westminster.gov.uk

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