Cost of the Lord Mayor

Chris Lovell made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council

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From: Chris Lovell

16 July 2010

Dear Leeds City Council,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
for the full cost of the office of the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

I would like to request the total cost and also the itemised cost
under the following headings for the last 5 years:

- The extra allowance that the councillor fulfilling the role of
Lord Mayor receives.
- The cost of all staff who work in the Lord Mayor's office.
- The cost of the councils two official cars used to transport the
Lord Mayor.
- Any allowance for clothing received by the Lord mayor for
themselves or for their partner.
- The cost of insurance per year for the Lord Mayors regalia
(including chain of office)
- Expenses for food for the Lord Mayor and food and hospitality for
guests of the the Lord Mayor.
- Expenses for travel within the UK.
- Expenses for travel outside the UK but within the EU.
- Expenses for travel outside the EU.
- Estimated cost of the office space occupied by the 'Office of the
Lord Mayor'.
- Cost of official photographs.
- Cost of the Lord Mayor's dinner after the council AGM.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Lovell

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Leeds City Council

19 July 2010


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Dear Chris Lovell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached acknowledgement letter.

Yours sincerely

Katrina Jenkins

Legal Officer

Property and Finance

Legal, Licensing & Registration

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 2474392

Fax : 0113 2474651

E- mail: [Leeds City Council request email]

www.leeds.gov.uk

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From: Arscott, Kate
Leeds City Council

16 August 2010


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Dear Mr Lovell

I am writing in connection with your freedom of information request
regarding the costs of the office of the Lord Mayor over the past five
years.

I am in the process of gathering the information you have requested, and
hope to be able to respond fully to your query shortly. However it is
taking a little longer than I anticipated to confirm the breakdown between
the various headings that you have requested.

In the meantime I have attached as much of the information that you have
requested as I am able to at this point.

Please note that the office provides support to the Deputy Lord Mayor as
well as the Lord Mayor.

It is not possible to give a figure for the cost of insurance per year for
the Lord Mayor's regalia (including chain of office), as there is not a
separate insurance policy for the civic insignia.

I apologise for the delay, which is partly due to staff leave, and hope to
be able to provide you with a full response by Friday 10 September.

Kate Arscott

Freedom of Information Practitioner (Democratic Services)

Leeds City Council

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From: Chris Lovell

16 August 2010

Dear Kate Arscott,

Thanks for your response so far.

Look forward to recieving the rest of the information.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Lovell

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From: Arscott, Kate
Leeds City Council

10 September 2010


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Dear Mr Lovell

I am writing in connection with your freedom of information request
regarding the costs of the office of the Lord Mayor over the past five
years.

Further to my holding response of 16 August, I am now able to provide the
remainder of the information that you requested, in the attached table.

As indicated previously, please note that the office provides support to
the Deputy Lord Mayor as well as the Lord Mayor.

I apologise for the delay in providing a full response to your request.

Kate Arscott

Freedom of Information Practitioner (Democratic Services)

Leeds City Council

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From: Chris Lovell

10 September 2010

Dear Kate Arscott,

Thanks for the Information Kate.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Lovell

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