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Dear Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Emergency Services Show - Hospitality

The following request for information is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

It is understood that commercial providers of goods and equipment to fire and rescue services are offering hospitality to officers, elected members and fire service staff during the period of the Emergency Services Show (ESS) at the NEC, 7-8 September 2021.

Please provide the following information regarding invitations to hospitality events whilst attending the ESS. Such hospitality is understood to include: lunches/dinners, hotels, transport costs, golf sessions etc

1) what invitations have been received by commercial companies for Officers or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service to attended hospitality events funded by the company during the period of the above Emergency Services Show?

2) what invitations referred to in 1 above have been accepted by officers or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service?

3) please provide the name of the commercial company and the hospitality event to which each invitation relates to?

4) what is the estimated individual value of each hospitality event to which officers or Members have been invited to participate in?

5) please provide a copy of your Fire and Rescue Authority receipt of hospitality policy.

Yours faithfully,

Jamal Sarbin

Nellist, Katie, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Jamal Sarbin

 

Thank you for your email dated 18 August 2021, where you requested
information on the Emergency Services Show - Hospitality. I have dealt
with this under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The information you
requested is below.

 

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Emergency Services Show - Hospitality

 

The following request for information is made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

It is understood that commercial providers of goods and equipment to fire
and rescue services are offering hospitality to officers, elected members
and fire service staff during the period of the Emergency Services Show
(ESS) at the NEC, 7-8 September 2021.

 

Please provide the following information regarding invitations to
hospitality events whilst attending the ESS. Such hospitality is
understood to include: lunches/dinners, hotels, transport costs, golf
sessions etc

 

1) what invitations have been received by commercial companies for
Officers or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service to attended
hospitality events funded by the company during the period of the above
Emergency Services Show? – None.

 

2) what invitations referred to in 1 above have been accepted by officers
or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service? – N/A

 

3) please provide the name of the commercial company and the hospitality
event to which each invitation relates to? – N/A

 

4) what is the estimated individual value of each hospitality event to
which officers or Members have been invited to participate in? – N/A

 

5) please provide a copy of your Fire and Rescue Authority receipt of
hospitality policy. – All employees are expected to register all offers of
hospitality that are received whether or not they are accepted -  Please
find attached a copy of our Code of Conduct (section 20 Hospitality).

 

 

Kind regards

 

Katie Nellist
Democratic Services Officer
01296 744633 / 07799 098948

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Headquarters Stocklake, Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD.
BFRS main enquiry line: 01296 744400
Please visit our website at [2]www.bucksfire.gov.uk

Our vision is to make Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas
in England in which to live, work and travel.
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