Labour Councillors Exspenses

Josephine Derby made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Under the freedom of information act can you please provide me with a full comprensive list of Labour Councillors exspenses - from August 2010 to August 2010

Yours faithfully,

Josephine Derby

Kevin Symm, Liverpool City Council

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Please find attached acknowledgement letter
Regards,
Kevin Symm
Senior Information Officer
Legal Services
Liverpool City Council
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
Liverpool
L2 2DH
TEL: 0151 225 3132
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Kevin Symm, Liverpool City Council

Dear Ms Derby

I refer to your request for information made in the name of Josephine
Derby dated 30/08/11

Before I can begin to gather the information you have requested I need to
be satisfied that the request is a properly made one under Section 8(1) of
the Freedom of Information Act.

Section 8(1) requires requesters to use their real name when making a
request, for it to be a valid request.

Before I can commence your request I require you to confirm your real
name.

In the event that your real name is Josephine Derby I will need to see
your birth certificate or deed poll document or other document which
confirms that this is your name.

Please get back to me within 14 days of today's date with this
confirmation. If we do not hear from you within this time frame, we will
assume you no longer wish to pursue your request or review, and your file
will be closed.

Regards,

Kevin Symm
Senior Information Officer
Legal Services
Liverpool City Council
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
Liverpool
L2 2DH
TEL: 0151 225 3132
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Dear Kevin Symm,

Section 8 makes no provision for you (LCC) to demand proof of ID.
If you don't respond within the statutory timescale I will complain to the commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Josephine Derby

Andrea Glanville, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Ms Derby
Please find attached response to your request under FOIA.
Regards
Andrea Glanville

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john smith left an annotation ()

Your response says :

"I confirm the Council holds the information you have requested.

However the Council considers this information to be exempt from release under Section 21. Section 21 identifies if the information is readily available and accessible there is no requirement for local authorities to provide the information. Section 16 of FOIA stipulates that local authorities should provide assistance to a requester which maybe of use therefore I have identified the link in where you can access information regarding Labour Councillor’s expenses. In order to obtain the expenses details you will need to click onto each Member’s profile individually.

http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/mgMe...
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However, I've clicked on the link and can't find the expenses at all. Could you tell me where the expenses can be found please? Apologies if I'm being a numpty.

Dear Andrea Glanville,

I cannot find Councillors Exspenses on the link you provided, can you please address.

Yours sincerely,

Audrey O'Keefe aka Josephine O'Keefe.

Glanville, Andrea, Liverpool City Council

Dear Ms Derby

You have to actually click into each Member's profile individually from
the link I sent you it will then take you to a separate page for each
Member detailing their expenses, expressions of interest etc. I hope
this clarifies the matter for you.

Regards

Andrea Glanville
Legal Services
Liverpool City Council
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
Liverpool
L2 2DH
Telephone 0151 225 2709
Fax: 0151 225 2392
email: [email address]

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Dear Glanville, Andrea,

I have viewed members profiles and cannot see any link to exspenses.

Yours sincerely,

Josephine Derby

Katie M. left an annotation ()

You can't see the expenses because they're not there. The link in question shows the register of interests and gifts/donation received, end of.
The same thing applies to your question about Councillor Anderson.

john smith left an annotation ()

I thought that was the case, but I felt it would be polite to give LCC the benefit of the doubt. This is outrageous - Ms O'Keefe, I hope that you will report this to the ICO.

Josephine Derby left an annotation ()

I have informed Ms Glanville the link only shows the register of interest for councillors it does not show councillor's expenses on two occasion.
I will be reporting all to the ICO as I believe Liverpool City Council FOIA are being deliberately unhelpful to me.

Dear Glanville, Andrea,

to clarify the time scale is August 2010 - August 2011

Yours sincerely,

Josephine Derby

Ned Parish left an annotation ()

LCC's contempt for the public is getting out of hand.
I'm glad Josephine is referring them to the ICO.
I for one would be glad to take part in any town hall protest aimed at LCC. Any takers?

Andrea Glanville, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Ms Derby
Apologies I sent you the wrong link - it can be accessed via the following
link.  
[1]http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/ecSD...
As there has been a change in administration over the last two elections I
have sent you a copy of a list of Members since 2010 and 2011.
I trust this now satisfies your enquiry and trust my error didn't cause
too much inconvenience.
Regards
Andrea Glanville

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