Funding Officers/Councillors private legal fees

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Northwich Guardians (Account suspended)

Dear Cheshire East Council,

please identify and provide me copy of that legislation [should there be any] which empowers you to fund the private legal fees of your officers, councillors, and members of staff. For clarity I am aware you are empowered to raise insurance indemnities to defend those of your officers, councillors, and members of staff suspected of wrongdoing while carrying out their duties on behalf of their council.

I am concerned only with that kind of funding proffered in order your officers, councillors and members of staff, may privately sue others, including members of the public. For example to sue their neighbour, sue their hairdresser, sue their plastic surgeon, sue their builder, etc etc.

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Pollard

Northwich Guardians

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 28 November 2016
Our Reference: 493737
 
Dear Ms Pollard
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 28 December 2016. If we need any further clarification or
there is a problem, we will be in touch. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 16 December 2016
Our Reference: 493737
 
Dear Ms Pollard
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 28 November 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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