Information concerning administration of code of conduct complaint against Cllr Kitcat

Jason Kitcat made this Freedom of Information request to Brighton and Hove City Council

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Dear Brighton & Hove City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the following information from you:

1. The cost to the council of investigating and administering the code of conduct complaint by Cllr Kemble against Cllr Kitcat from its submission, through hearings to today. If you are not able to provide precise figures I will accept an informed estimate.

2. The total cost to the council of hiring a barrister to represent the Standards Committee at the First Tier Tribunal hearing of 3rd November 2010.

3. The name or names of those who requested and decided that outside counsel was needed for the Tribunal hearing.

4. The name or names of those who authored the Standards Committee's written response to Cllr Kitcat's tribunal appeal, as in section 5 of the tribunal bundle.

5. The name or names of those who approved that response, under what authority and were the Standards Committee involved in any way?

6. What procedures were used for minuting the Standards Committee hearing panel of 9th July 2010?

7. If an audio recording of the 9th July 2010 hearing was made, I request a copy as a digital file.

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I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Kitcat

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your requet for information and I confirm we shall respond
as quickly as possible but not later than 1 December 2010.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Regarding your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000: Ref: foi/710/10

"1. The cost to the council of investigating and administering the

code of conduct complaint by Cllr Kemble against Cllr Kitcat from

its submission, through hearings to today. If you are not able to

provide precise figures I will accept an informed estimate.

2. The total cost to the council of hiring a barrister to represent

the Standards Committee at the First Tier Tribunal hearing of 3rd

November 2010.

3. The name or names of those who requested and decided that

outside counsel was needed for the Tribunal hearing.

4. The name or names of those who authored the Standards

Committee's written response to Cllr Kitcat's tribunal appeal, as

in section 5 of the tribunal bundle.

5. The name or names of those who approved that response, under

what authority and were the Standards Committee involved in any

way?

6. What procedures were used for minuting the Standards Committee

hearing panel of 9th July 2010?

7. If an audio recording of the 9th July 2010 hearing was made, I

request a copy as a digital file."

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request:

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Wendy Kassamani

Information Compliance Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Tel: 01273 296636

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