Fees Payed To Local Authority Solicitors

Alison Stevens made this Freedom of Information request to Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,
Could you please answer my questions, regarding this freedom of
information request, regarding the link below.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/colum...
1, How much money has the Local Authority spent on Legal fees,with
reference to bringing the Baby back from France?
2, Please supply amount of money related to Local Authority
Solicitors and Baristers fees,used to date,with regards to the case.
3,Please supply the financial statement, of the amount of money
used, regarding all Social Workers traveling expenses, flights,
train fairs, ferry fares, hotel bills, etc.INCLUDING PASSPORT
REQUIRED FOR THE BABY, please supply details for return travel.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

Tara Egan, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Alison Stevens,

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 5124

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry for information held by the Council.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to process your request as we have
insufficient detail from you to identify the information you require.

 

Can you please confirm that you are referring to the attached article? As
the link below provided by you only went a telegraph columnist, after
searching, we found the attached.

 

When we have received your response, we will contact you again to provide
details of when you might expect to receive the information from us.

 

Any future correspondence you may have with the Council in relation to
this matter should be sent to the FOI/DPA Officer, Room 317,Borough  Hall
, Cauldwell St, Bedford, MK42 9AP, or e-mail us at
[Bedford Borough Council request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Tara Egan

 

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Act Officer

Registration and Records

Borough Hall, Cauldwell St. Bedford MK42 9AP

(Tel: 01234 276551 (Int: 44551)

Website(www.bedford.gov.uk)

 

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Dear Tara Egan,
This is the link that pertains to my freedom of information risk.
I can assure you that the link did work when i first forwarded the foi to yourself.
I would also like to reflect that one link would of been good enough to define the former, instead of this you seem to have plastered my wall with the same link over 20 times, which is not very professional, and makes my page look very untidy.
Please answer the following questions, regarding this link.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/colum...
1, How much money has the Local Authority spent on Legal fees,with
reference to bringing the Baby back from France?
2, Please supply amount of money related to Local Authority
Solicitors and Baristers fees,used to date,with regards to the
case.
3,Please supply the financial statement, of the amount of money
used, regarding all Social Workers traveling expenses, flights,
train fairs, ferry fares, hotel bills, etc.INCLUDING PASSPORT
REQUIRED FOR THE BABY, please supply details for return travel.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

Tara Egan, Bedford Borough Council

Dear Alison Stevens,

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request No. 5124

Thank you for your letter clarifying your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will now proceed with the request. It is our intention to have the information delivered to you by 16 December.

The request is subject to any exemption which the Council may rely on to refuse the request, some of which are absolute and some of which only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that in disclosing the information.

Once the information has been identified, the Council may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Please note that once a response has been forwarded to you an anonymised summary of all requests appear on the Bedford Borough website at the following link:

http://www.bedford.gov.uk/council_and_de...

Any future correspondence you may have with the Council in relation to this matter should be sent to the Room 317, Bedford Borough Council, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP or email us at [Bedford Borough Council request email]

Yours sincerely

Tara Egan

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Act Officer
Registration and Records
Borough Hall, Cauldwell St. Bedford MK42 9AP
(Tel: 01234 276551 (Int: 44551)
Website(www.bedford.gov.uk)

'Bedford Borough Council - Working with our partners to make the borough a better place to live, work and visit.'

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Daniela Hanson, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Alison Stevens

 

Please find attached the Borough’s response to your recent FOI request no
5124.  Closed 4.12.13

 

Kind regards
Daniela

Daniela Hanson
Freedom of Information Administrator (Children's Services)
Access, Audit & Policy Team

Children's Services, Schools and Families
Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
Tel: 01234 276749 (Internal 44749)
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Dear Daniela Hanson,
Could you please inform me if Social Workers traveled to France, with regards to this case, with reference to bringing the child back to the UK.
If Social Workers traveled to France, surely they would not of used their own financies to travel.
So please answer my questions in full if applicable.

Please supply the financial statement, of the amount of money
used, regarding all Social Workers traveling expenses, flights,
train fairs, ferry fares, hotel bills, etc.INCLUDING PASSPORT
REQUIRED FOR THE BABY, please supply details for return travel

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

Daniela Hanson, Bedford Borough Council

Bedford BC Not Protectively Marked.

Dear Alison Stevens

Further to your email of 6th December, our response with regards to this is as follows:

No Social Workers have travelled to France in relation to this case

Kind regards
Daniela

Daniela Hanson
Freedom of Information Administrator (Children's Services) Access, Audit & Policy Team

Children's Services, Schools and Families Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
Tel: 01234 276749 (Internal 44749)
www.bedford.gov.uk

'Bedford Borough Council - Working with our partners to make the borough a better place to live, work and visit'.

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