How many hours are the current cabinet members contracted to work in roles outside the Council?

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Dear Bristol City Council,

Cllr Eleanor Combley of Bishopston & Ashley Down ward asked in the Member Forum of the full council meeting of 15 January 2018, the following about Cabinet member responsibilities:

"The Cabinet has roughly doubled in size since the previous administration. This has the
benefit of making it easier for each cabinet member to focus on a manageable brief. However,
it has also doubled the cost to the city, since the allowance has not reduced, presumably
because a cabinet role is still expected to be a full time job.
How many hours are the current cabinet members contracted to work in roles outside the
Council?"

The answer was not sufficient and was not an answer. Can the Bristol City Council please tell me how many hours the current cabinet members are contracted to work in roles outside the council, please?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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Dear Bristol City Council,

Cllr Eleanor Combley of Bishopston & Ashley Down ward asked in the Member Forum of the full council meeting of 15 January 2018, the following about Cabinet member responsibilities:

"The Cabinet has roughly doubled in size since the previous administration. This has the benefit of making it easier for each cabinet member to focus on a manageable brief. However, it has also doubled the cost to the city, since the allowance has not reduced, presumably because a cabinet role is still expected to be a full time job.
How many hours are the current cabinet members contracted to work in roles outside the Council?"

The answer was not sufficient and was not an answer. Can the Bristol City Council please tell me how many hours the current cabinet members are contracted to work in roles outside the council, please?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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Dear Joanna

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which has been passed to
me. This isn’t information that the council holds – it would be personal
records held by the bodies which employ the cabinet members themselves.
The amount of time cabinet members, or any councillor, spends at their
other commitments is a matter for them personally and you may wish to
write to them to ask.

 

The council does publish the register of interests for each member, which
includes their appointments to outside bodies, as well as their attendance
record for Council meetings.

 

You can find them all here:
 [1]https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/mgMembe...

 

The answer I gave to Cllr Combley’ s question at the time stated how
grateful I am to them for the time, effort and commitment they all show in
working to deliver for Bristol. I am focused on how my administration will
deliver for the city, and making sure that we have the right resource and
quality in my cabinet.  

 

Kind regards

 

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Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol

 

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Postal Address: Mayor’s Office, Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176,
Bristol BS3 9FS ;

 

 

Dear Bristol City Council,

 

Cllr Eleanor Combley of Bishopston & Ashley Down ward asked in the  Member Forum of the full council meeting of 15 January 2018, the following about Cabinet member responsibilities:

 

"The Cabinet has roughly doubled in size since the previous administration. This has the benefit of making it easier for each cabinet member to focus on a manageable brief. However, it has also doubled the cost to the city, since the allowance has not reduced, presumably because a cabinet role is still expected to be a full time job.

How many hours are the current cabinet members contracted to work in roles outside the Council?"

 

The answer was not sufficient and was not an answer. Can the Bristol City Council please tell me how many hours the current cabinet members are contracted to work in roles outside the council, please?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Joanna Booth

 

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You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 26/03/2018

Your request number is CRN00161599

Our reply to your request is:  

Dear Joanna
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which has been
passed to me. This isn’t information that the council holds – it
would be personal records held by the bodies which employ the cabinet
members themselves. The amount of time cabinet members, or any
councillor, spends at their other commitments is a matter for them
personally and you may wish to write to them to ask.
 
The council does publish the register of interests for each member,
which includes their appointments to outside bodies, as well as their
attendance record for Council meetings.
 
You can find them all here:
 [1]https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/mgMembe...
 
The answer I gave to Cllr Combley’ s question at the time stated how
grateful I am to them for the time, effort and commitment they all
show in working to deliver for Bristol. I am focused on how my
administration will deliver for the city, and making sure that we
have the right resource and quality in my cabinet.  
 
Kind regards
 
[2]MR signature for letters
 
Marvin Rees
Mayor of Bristol
 
[3]Twitter | [4]Instagram | [5]Blog
 
t:  +44 (0) 117 922 2420
e:  [6][email address]
 
Mayor’s Office
Bristol City Council
City Hall, College Green
Bristol BS1 5TR
 
Postal Address: Mayor’s Office, Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176,
Bristol BS3 9FS ;
 
 

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