LBTH : Greece Visit April 2015

Conrad Catalan made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Tower Hamlets Borough Council did not have the information requested.

To Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

(1) How many people went to Greece this year on behalf of the LBTH ?

(2) Of these how many were elected officials, how many were council staff and how many were neither elected personnel nor council staff ?

(3) What is the itemised listing of ALL the costs including transport to and from the UK airport, airline flights, transport in Greece, accommodation in Greece, food and drink in Greece, other expenses in Greece and in the UK ?

(4) Was the airline flight from the UK to Greece, and vice versa, direct (non-stop) in both directions ?

(5) Who, on behalf of the LBTH, authorised the trip and when ?

(6) What advantage(s) did the Greece trip provide that will improve the lives of the LBTH residents, the financial health of LBTH businesses and the functioning of the council ? Please be as specific as possible.

(7) Whom in Greece invited the Tower Hamlet visitors ?

(8) What was the overall length of the Greece trip ?

(9) Which tourist sights did the Tower Hamlets visitors see ?

Conrad Catalan

Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

 
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your email.
 
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Information Act 2000.
 
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Jane Jones
Information Governance Administrative Officer
Legal Services
6th Floor
Mulberry Place
London E14 2BG
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Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

In relation to this article which links to the original article http://trialbyjeory.com/2015/04/13/guest...

Dear Jane L Jones,

LBTH reply is overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Conrad Catalan

Dear Jane L Jones,

Where oh where has my expected answer gone ?????????

Yours sincerely,

Conrad Catalan

Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Tower Hamlets Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'LBTH : Greece Visit April 2015'.

LBTH is ignoring my lawful request for information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Conrad Catalan

Louise Manthorpe, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Dear Mr Catalan

I was sorry to hear of your concerns, I have passed your request for a review to Louise Manthorpe, Complaints and Information Officer, asking that a full investigation takes place on my behalf under Stage 3 of the Councils Complaints procedure.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention

Sent on behalf of

David Galpin
Service Head/ Legal Services.

Louise Manthorpe
Complaints & Information Officer
LBTH,
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG

Telephone 020 7364 3005
[email address]

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Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

I will email Conrad about this but I have been told that we can complain about the Unison branch secretary as he is a council employee. I have filed a complaint. I ask everyone else to do the same.

Conrad Catalan left an annotation ()

Sayed Khan, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Mr Catalan,

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI review.

 

Kind Regards,  

 

Sayed Khan

Complaints and Information Officer | Legal Services

Corporate Complaints and Information Governance

Law, Probity and Governance

 

T: 0207 364 4164

 

The Town Hall

Mulberry Place

5 Clove Crescent

London E14 2BG

 

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