Luton Borough Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Luton Borough Council

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Dear Luton Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I possibly have an update to my request? Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Corderoy,

Thank you for your email. We apologise for the fact that you have not received our response. This information is not easily accessible and we are still in the process of trying to identify whether we hold the requested information. Please bear with us and be assured that we will respond in full once we have concluded our investigations.

Kind regards

Frances Bogie
Information Governance Officer
Business Intelligence Unit
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, 1st Floor Annexe LU1 2BQ
Phone; 01582 548678
Email: [email address]
www.luton.gov.uk

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Bogie, Frances (GCSx),

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Further to your request for information of 16^th July, please accept our
apologies for the delay in responding to you. We do hold the information
requested and provide it below.

 

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed … the number of
overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting
council business.

 

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

 

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited – 13^th – 17^th March 2017 for Laura Church, Paul Adams
and Sinead McNamara; 15^th March 2017, day return for all others (see
below). Cannes, France.

 

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip -  Councillor Hazel Simmons, Leader of the Council;
Councillor Sian Timoney, Deputy Leader of the Council; Robin Porter,
Corporate Director, Customer and Commercial; Laura Church, Corporate
Director, Place and Infrastructure; Nicola Monk, Service Director,
Communities and Engagement; Paul Adams, Service Manager, Public Protection
and Economic Growth;  Sinead McNamara, Business Manager.

 

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
MIPIM Cannes Conference – speaking to business leaders and investors re:
economic regeneration, specifically Century Park and Bartlett Square.

 

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses) Flights, return £100 for each
person on a day visit. £440 for return flights for Laura Church, Paul
Adams and Sinead McNamara; £500 for accommodation for each of them.

 

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another
organisation met the costs. London Luton Airport Limited.

 

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please
state who or what composes the group or consortium. As above.

 

This information is being provided as a statutory obligation under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please note that under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC
Directive) Regulations 2003 Luton Council ask not to receive unsolicited
marketing communications.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication,
requires the permission of the copyright holder. You may apply for
permission to re-use this information by submitting a request to
[1][email address]  .

 

Detailed advice about the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations
(PSI) 2005 is available from the Office of Public Sector Information at:
[2]Office of Public Sector information.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request(s), you can ask
for a review of how we have handled it, by contacting us at the address
above or by contacting emailing us at [3][email address]  . Please
set out any specific concerns you have. If you have any other queries or
concerns then please contact us using the above details. Please quote the
reference number provided above when contacting us.

 

Should you remain unhappy with our response after we have reviewed it, you
can refer your concerns to the Information Commissioner Further
information on the Freedom of Information Act is available through the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

Internet: [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Luton Borough Council

Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ

Email: [5][email address]

 

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Bogie, Frances (GCSx),

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Further to my email of 22^nd  August, we have now received further
information relevant to your request, and provide it below.

 

The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited     Brussels – pm of 30^th May to pm of 31^st May

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip  Naomi Hartnell, Senior Educational Psychologist and
Sarah Pinnock, Prevent Coordinator

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas
trip  to take part in a conference related to an IMPACT Europe Consortium
conference on ‘Preventing and Tackling Violent Extremism

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)  Travel Cost 2 Eurostar Tickets
£69.00 x 2 return    Accommodation  Hotel Rooms 149.0 euros x 2

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another –
reclaimed as part of a grant for the Delivery of local Prevent Programme

  organisation met the costs.   

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium,

   please state who or what composes the group or consortium.  Luton
Borough Council

 

This information is being provided as a statutory obligation under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please note that under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC
Directive) Regulations 2003 Luton Council ask not to receive unsolicited
marketing communications.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication,
requires the permission of the copyright holder. You may apply for
permission to re-use this information by submitting a request to
[1][email address]  .

 

Detailed advice about the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations
(PSI) 2005 is available from the Office of Public Sector Information at:
[2]Office of Public Sector information.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request(s), you can ask
for a review of how we have handled it, by contacting us at the address
above or by contacting emailing us at [3][email address]  . Please
set out any specific concerns you have. If you have any other queries or
concerns then please contact us using the above details. Please quote the
reference number provided above when contacting us.

 

Should you remain unhappy with our response after we have reviewed it, you
can refer your concerns to the Information Commissioner Further
information on the Freedom of Information Act is available through the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

Internet: [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Luton Borough Council

Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ

Email: [5][email address]

 

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