How much money is paid to the Reverend David Chester (or his substitutes) / his church for their attendance at Council meetings, e.g. prayers said before Council meetings?
Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
How much money is paid to the Reverend David Chester (or his substitutes) / his church for his attendance at council meetings, e.g. prayers said before Council meetings?
Please provide a breakdown showing weekly, monthly and annual figures for the last six years,
Dear Mr Cardin,
Thank you for your recent FOI request, submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.
I can confirm that no payments have ever been made, from Wirral Borough Council to Reverend David Chester, other religious locums or the church they represent.
Rev. Chester is the current Mayor's chosen chaplain, he is not on any government payroll, thus voluntarily attending to conduct prayer before meetings, of which are not specifically selected, nor required.
Depending on the faith & beleifs of each elected Mayor, each has the opportunity to allow a member of their chosen faith, accompany him/her to any and/or all events, should they wish to do so.
I trust this information will be of assistance to you.
Information Management Officer
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]
PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [Wirral Borough Council request email]
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