Costs of The Way Forward consultation on violence against women

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Matilda Mitford

24/6/09

Dear FOI Officer,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please supply me with the costs to date of 'The Way Forward' violence against women consultation.

Please include copies of material which you hold in the form of paper and electronic records including emails.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, as required by the legislation, and in any case
within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Matilda Mitford

Greater London Authority

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Costs of The Way Forward
consultation on violence against women

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Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Ms Mitford,

Thank you for your email dated 24th June 2009 requesting information, regarding the consultation costs of The Way Forward strategy.

In addition to the on-line consultation we have organised a total of five consultation events to ensure that we have listened to the views of a broad range of voluntary and statutory stakeholders in developing the final violence against women strategy.

All of our consultation events have been facilitated by either GLA staff or the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University. CWASU were commissioned by the GLA to develop the draft violence against women strategy. As consultation was one of the project deliverables within the CWASU strategy development contract I can confirm that there have been no additional consultation costs.

With the exception of the voluntary and community sector event, all consultation events have been held at City Hall so there have been no venue costs. The voluntary and community sector event was held at Amnesty International who do not charge for the use of rooms at their Human Rights Action Centre.

The only costs the GLA has incurred for the consultation of "The Way Forward" strategy has been for refreshments at each of the events.

Voluntary and Community Sector event: ?63.30
GLADA Women's Voices event: ?250 *
Statutory stakeholders consultation event: ?184. 12
Peer Outreach Workers Group meeting: ?18.47
Domestic Violence Co-ordinators event: (TBC but will be approximately ?150)

*This event was a joint event between the GLA Health Team, Housing Team and Community Safety Team to consult on their three respective strategies. As the Health Team organised the event, costs have come out of their budget.

Please find attached supporting documentation including:

-Copy of the violence against women contract specification
-Invoices and receipts
-Email from Amnesty re: catering costs

Following the close of the consultation GLA officers will be reviewing the on-line consultation responses along with reports from each of the events and producing a report summarising the consultation responses.

If you are unhappy with the way the GLA has handled your request, you may complain using the GLA's comments and complaints procedure, available at http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/comments/in...

Yours sincerely,

Yeliz Osman
Senior Policy and Projects Officer
Communities & Intelligence Directorate

24/6/09

Dear FOI Officer,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you
please supply me with the costs to date of 'The Way Forward'
violence against women consultation.

Please include copies of material which you hold in the form of
paper and electronic records including emails.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, as required by the
legislation, and in any case within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Matilda Mitford

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Matilda Mitford

Dear Mayor of London,

Thank you for your response.

You mention that The Way Forward consultation was one of the project deliverables within the CWAS strategy development contract.

Give that information, this is a further request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to know the total cost for the CWAS strategy development contract and also the cost within the CWAS strategy development contract specifically for The Way Forward Consultation.

Please include copies of material which you hold in the form of paper and electronic records including emails.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, as required by the legislation, and in any case within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Matilda Mitford

Greater London Authority

From: [FOI #13691 email]
To: [Greater London Authority request email]
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Costs of The Way Forward
consultation on violence against women

The Mayor would like to thank you for your interest in his work and he is
keen to answer your query as quickly and fully as possible. As you will
appreciate, he receives very large amount of correspondence but he is
committed to responding to your query within 20 working days.

However, the Greater London Authority (GLA) will only respond to queries
that relate to its work and will refer relevant queries to the appropriate
functional body for them to reply e.g. transport related queries will be
referred to Transport for London (TfL).

Please note that the GLA does not accept unsolicited job applications or
C.V's. Information on current vacancies is available on our website at:
[1]http://www.london.gov.uk/jobs.jsp

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Mayor of London, Boris
Johnson.

Yours truly

Public Liaison Unit

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1. http://www.london.gov.uk/jobs.jsp

Mayor of London, Greater London Authority

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Dear Ms Mitford,

Thank you for your email dated 1 August 2009 requesting information, regarding the cost of our contract with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) around the development of the Mayor's draft violence against women strategy, The Way Forward.

The total cost of the CWASU contract was ?33, 950. Please find attached a copy of the pricing schedule. As explained in previous FOI response dated 10 July 2009, we paid no additional cost to CWASU for the consultation events.

If you are unhappy with the way the GLA has handled your request, you may complain using the GLA's comments and complaints procedure, available at http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/comments/in...

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Arthur
Project Support Officer
Communities & Intelligence Directorate

Dear Mayor of London,

Thank you for your response.

You mention that The Way Forward consultation was one of the
project deliverables within the CWAS strategy development contract.

Give that information, this is a further request under the Freedom
of Information Act.

I would like to know the total cost for the CWAS strategy
development contract and also the cost within the CWAS strategy
development contract specifically for The Way Forward Consultation.

Please include copies of material which you hold in the form of
paper and electronic records including emails.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, as required by the
legislation, and in any case within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Matilda Mitford

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