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Dear West Midlands Fire 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

Lottie Smith, West Midlands Fire Service

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OFFICIAL

Ref: FOI21107 

 

Dear Jamal Sarbin, 

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

 

I can confirm that we have received your request concerning Emergency
Services Show Hospitality.  Your request was received on 2/9/2021 and I am
dealing with it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   

 

In certain circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay this before we will proceed to deal with the request. 

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

 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be
found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following
link: [1]https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF. 

Kind Regards,  

 

Lottie Smith 

Data Technician  

Data Management 

West Midlands Fire Service 

Email: [2][email address

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Lottie Smith, West Midlands Fire Service

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OFFICIAL

Ref: FOI/21107
Dear Jamal Sarbin,
RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now
completed its search for the information you requested further to your
freedom of information request.
Please find below a summary of our findings.
Request
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?
Reply
None
Request
2) what invitations referred to in 1 above have been accepted by officers
or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service?
Reply
None
Request
3) please provide the name of the commercial company and the hospitality
event to which each invitation relates to?
Reply
N/A
Request
4) what is the estimated individual value of each hospitality event to
which officers or Members have been invited to participate in?
Reply
N/A
Request
5) please provide a copy of your Fire and Rescue Authority receipt of
hospitality policy.
Reply
I have attached the policy please refer to section 4.2 & 4.3 and then
appendix 1.
WMFS record and publish all offers of gifts/hospitality via our publicly
available website (See link below). In light of the fact that the
Emergency Services Show had not yet concluded at the time of your request
(and our information gathering), we will send out a reminder to all
employees and ensure that any offers of hospitality or gifts that we had
not yet been made aware of are recorded and published here.
[1]https://www.wmfs.net/mdocs-posts/gifts-a...
If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please
contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.  
For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please
contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99
Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW
Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be
found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following
link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9
5AF.

Kind Regards,  

 

Lottie Smith 

Data Technician  

Data Management 

West Midlands Fire Service 

Email: [2][email address

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