Expenses claimed for LGA Conference 2017

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Dear Eastbourne Borough Council,

Please can you let me know, for all Eastbourne council officers and elected members who attended the Local Government Association Annual Conference 2017:

a) How much (total for everyone) was claimed in train fares

b) If the train fares were first class or standard

c) How much was claimed (total for everyone) for other expenses (excluding hotel accommodation). For example claims for meals, etc.

With thanks

Yours faithfully,

Liz Bowen

Access to Information, Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Ms Bowen,

 

Information Request:  EFOI 5692

 

Thank you for your information request dated 18^th September 2017 received
in our office on the same day.

 

a) How much (total for everyone) was claimed in train fares

 

b) If the train fares were first class or standard

 

c) How much was claimed (total for everyone) for other expenses (excluding
hotel accommodation). For example claims for meals, etc.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

a) How much (total for everyone) was claimed in train fares

Nothing was claimed. One Councillor went by car with the other three
Councillors.

 

b) If the train fares were first class or standard

N/A

 

c) How much was claimed (total for everyone) for other expenses (excluding
hotel accommodation). For example claims for meals, etc.

Nothing was claimed

 

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Dear Access to Information,

Thank you for your reply.

You have let me know how much was claimed by councillors, but not by officers.

Please can you let me know how much was claimed by officers?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Liz Bowen

Access to Information, Eastbourne Borough Council

Dear Ms Bowen,
 
Please accept my apologies, I was provided with the initial response and
mistakenly understood that to be the full answer. I have today received a
second response which deals with officers and, therefore, as there were no
costs for councillors, for everyone.
 
a) How much (total for everyone) was claimed in train fares
£195.85
 
b) If the train fares were first class or standard
Standard
 
c) How much was claimed (total for everyone) for other expenses (excluding
hotel accommodation). For example claims for meals, etc.
£185.30
 
I hope this satisfactorily answers your request.
 
Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council
 
Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[1]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488
Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[2]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000
 
 
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