County councillor who serve on outside bodys

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Dear Northumberland County Council,
How many county councillors serve on out side body's and receive a payment for serving on that body?
I request a list of the councillors who receive a payment and the amount they receive.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Madderson

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 6265  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 6265   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in which you asked:
How many county councillors serve on out side body's and receive a payment
for serving on that body? 
I request a list of the councillors who receive a payment and the amount
they receive.

I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the
information you requested is not held by Northumberland County Council. 

However, we have provided the below link to the Declaration of Interests
page on our website. These documents do not provide information on
payments but you will be able to see which Councillor serves on an outside
body and this will allow you to make contact with that body.
[1]http://committee.northumberland.gov.uk/D...
Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator 
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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Dear Northumberland County Council,
I request a internal review of this FOI.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Madderson

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 6265   

Dear Enquirer,

INTERNAL REVIEW OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 

Thank you for your request for an internal review received 18.07.2019 into
the response to your Freedom of Information request received on
24.06.2019.

A Senior Officer independent of the original response will review all
correspondence and write to you with our final response by 15.08.2019.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,
Can we ask when will we get a reply.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Madderson

FOI Mailbox, Northumberland County Council

Dear Mr Madderson,
The due date for the response to the Internal Review for 6265 is the 15th
August 2019.
However, if the response is ready before this date it will be sent out
immediately.

kind regards

Julia

Information Governance Office

(t)  0345 600 6400

(e) [email address]

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From: Bill Madderson <[FOI #584704 email]>
Sent: 01 August 2019 12:54
To: FOI Mailbox <[Northumberland County Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - County
councillor who serve on outside bodys
 
Dear Northumberland County Council,
Can we ask when will we get a reply.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Madderson

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Stephen McAteer,

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Dear Mr Bill Madderson,

 

INTERNAL REVIEW OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I have been asked by the Authority to conduct the above review in my
capacity as a
Council senior manager (Head of Business Development) who has not
previously been involved in the matter at hand.

Under the Section 45 Code of Practice I am informing you of the outcome of
your
complaint, in accordance with the Council’s obligations under paragraphs
43-46 of the
Code.

 

Having examined the documentation provided to me by the NCC Officer
responsible for
FoI issues, I can confirm that I have considered your request for a
review.
I have addressed your concerns and will summarise the results as follows:

 

·       Your request to identify Councillors who serve on outside bodies
and receive payment has been carefully considered by the Council in line
with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FoI) act

·       I have confirmed that the appropriate Council departments were
consulted and the Council does not collect nor does it have an obligation
to collect this information

·       As stated in the initial response to your request, all Councillors
are required to complete a ‘Declaration of Interests’ which reports any
involvement in outside bodies.  These declarations are publicly available
on the Council’s website

·       If further information with regards to payment amounts is
required, then it would be necessary for you to follow-up with those
organisations directly

·       Based on my review of the request and the response process, the
request was handled correctly and the most up to date information provided
in the response

 

  

Advice and Assistance

 

The County Council recognises its statutory duty to provide advice and
assistance
under Section 16 of the Act. Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of
Information
Act, the Council is seeking to be transparent and open in its response.

In summary, the review of your FOI request shows that officers have
complied with
policy and guidelines. The information contained in this letter is aimed
at providing

additional understanding of the response to your request.

 

Information Commissioner

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section

50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your

request has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act
at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

Email: [1][email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Sincerely,

Stephen 

Stephen McAteer 

Head of International Business Development

 

Providing NHS expertise supporting organisations across the globe

W:    [2]NHS Northumbria International Alliance

M:    +44 (0) 7472 391 260 

T:      +44 (0) 2035 363 911

E:      [3][email address]

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