China visits

Dean Kirby made this Freedom of Information request to South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority as part of a batch sent to 11 authorities

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Please provide the following information. I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) From 1 January 2017 to the day of your response to this request, please provide information on the number of trips to China taken by the elected mayor and or combined authority officials (both elected and unelected) in the course of conducting their business.

For each trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the Chinese city that was visited.
- The full name, title and position of those who went on the overseas trip as well as the number of people who travelled.
- The reason or reasons why they went on the trip and an explanation as to how the trip benefited your region.
- A list of places they visited and the people they met (please provide as much detail as possible)
- The cost of the trip (please provide a breakdown of costs including travel costs, accommodation costs, expenses and any other costs).
- Please state whether the mayor's office or combined authority met the costs of the trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs, including Chinese companies or government bodies.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.
- Details of any gifts received, who received it, each gift's value and which organisation, individual gave them each gift.
- Details of any financial benefits received by the mayor/combined authority/your region as a result of the trip - eg free office space in China.
- A copy of the itinerary for each trip.

I would like to receive the information electronically.

If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request under your Section 16 obligations.

Yours faithfully,

Dean Kirby

Information Requests SCR,

Dear Mr Kirby

Thank you for your request for information relating to visits to China.

I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should expect to receive a further reply from the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Executive Team within 20 working days from the day when your request was originally received by the SCR.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me quoting reference number SCRFOI2020/12

Claire James
Senior Governance & Compliance Manager
Sheffield City Region Executive Team

www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk
Twitter: @SheffCityRegion
11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 1BQ

   

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Information Requests SCR,

Dear Mr Kirby,

I am aware that today is the statutory deadline for the response to your request for information. I'm afraid our response is not quite finalised yet. Please accept my apologies for the delay. It will be with you as soon as possible.

Kind regards.

Claire James
Senior Governance & Compliance Manager
Sheffield City Region Executive Team

www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk
Twitter: @SheffCityRegion
11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 1BQ

   

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Information Requests SCR,

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Dear Mr Kirby,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information.

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for exceeding the deadline for this.

 

Kind regards,

 

Claire James

Senior Governance & Compliance Manager

 

MCA Executive Team

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

 

11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 1BQ

 

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