Hertsmere Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Hertsmere Borough Council

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Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

HBC_FOI_2017427 - Information request response

 

 

Dear Jenna

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received
17 July 2017.

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations and we are
able to respond as follows:

 

Your Request:

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

 

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited

 

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip

 

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip

 

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

 

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another
organisation met the costs.

 

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please
state who or what composes the group or consortium.

 

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a
substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable
time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful
if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine
the request.

 

Our Response:

Details below of overseas trips taken since January 2016:

 

Dates:                         3rd June 2016 - 5th June 2016

Duration:                    2 nights

Country/City:             Germany/Viernheim

Names:                       Cllr Peter Rutledge & Cllr Jane West Titles &
Positions: Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Reason:                      Potters Bar Town Twinning Network Visit

Cost:                           Flights - £532.87

Return transport to airport - £115.20

Paid By:                      Hertsmere Borough Council

 

 

Dates:                         23rd September 2016 - 26th September 2016

Duration:                    3 nights

Country/City:             Germany/Viernheim

Names:                       Cllr Peter Rutledge & Cllr Jane West Titles &
Positions: Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Reason:                      Potters Bar Town Twinning Network Visit

Cost:                           Flights - £636.68

Return transport to airport - £115.20

Paid By:                      Hertsmere Borough Council

 

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do not hesitate to contact me.  Further information explaining the
Council's process for responding to information requests together with a
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The Information Commissioner oversees the application of the Freedom of
Information Act.  You may contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office

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Wilmslow

Cheshire    SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

Website:  www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

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Thank you for your request.

 

Kind regards

 

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