Midlothian Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Midlothian Council

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Dear Midlothian 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

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Mike O'Rourke, Midlothian Council

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FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

With reference to your FOI request regarding trips for Council officials
abroad, this is not something that is recorded within Midlothian Council.

 

I could contact our contracted travel provider and ask them for a report
of all travel back to 1^st Jan 2016 and extract what appears to be foreign
trips. This won’t provide everything you are looking for as it won’t have
reasons for the trip, it may not breakdown travel and accommodation etc
This information may also contain school or youth group trips.

 

Other valid expenses may have been claimed by individuals retrospectively
for any foreign trips, this would be paid through payroll along with other
expenses such as business mileage. I have no way of extracting expenses
for foreign trips from this data.

 

Can you please advise how you wish to proceed with your request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [1][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

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Many thanks for your response.

If you could contact your contracted travel provider and ask them for a report and extract what appears to be foreign trips, that would be great (and they can exclude school/youth group trips). I understand that this won't provide me with everything that I'm asking for but I'm ok with that. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Mike O'Rourke, Midlothian Council

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FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

The FOI referred to below is due in 2 days time. I am on leave all of next
week so will be unable to provide an answer as I have not had a response
to my query below.

 

Can someone respond asap please to my questions below and I will endeavour
to get a response back when I am back week commencing 21^st August.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [1][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [2]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 08 August 2017 13:53
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

With reference to your FOI request regarding trips for Council officials
abroad, this is not something that is recorded within Midlothian Council.

 

I could contact our contracted travel provider and ask them for a report
of all travel back to 1^st Jan 2016 and extract what appears to be foreign
trips. This won’t provide everything you are looking for as it won’t have
reasons for the trip, it may not breakdown travel and accommodation etc
This information may also contain school or youth group trips.

 

Other valid expenses may have been claimed by individuals retrospectively
for any foreign trips, this would be paid through payroll along with other
expenses such as business mileage. I have no way of extracting expenses
for foreign trips from this data.

 

Can you please advise how you wish to proceed with your request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [3][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [4]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike O'Rourke, Midlothian Council

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FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

I have not had a reply to my emails below of 8^th and 11^th August asking
for clarification on your recent FOI request.

 

I would be grateful if someone could provide a response to my email of
8^th August in order that I can begin to attempt to fulfil your FOI
request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [1][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [2]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 11 August 2017 09:22
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FW: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

The FOI referred to below is due in 2 days time. I am on leave all of next
week so will be unable to provide an answer as I have not had a response
to my query below.

 

Can someone respond asap please to my questions below and I will endeavour
to get a response back when I am back week commencing 21^st August.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [3][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [4]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 08 August 2017 13:53
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

With reference to your FOI request regarding trips for Council officials
abroad, this is not something that is recorded within Midlothian Council.

 

I could contact our contracted travel provider and ask them for a report
of all travel back to 1^st Jan 2016 and extract what appears to be foreign
trips. This won’t provide everything you are looking for as it won’t have
reasons for the trip, it may not breakdown travel and accommodation etc
This information may also contain school or youth group trips.

 

Other valid expenses may have been claimed by individuals retrospectively
for any foreign trips, this would be paid through payroll along with other
expenses such as business mileage. I have no way of extracting expenses
for foreign trips from this data.

 

Can you please advise how you wish to proceed with your request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [5][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [6]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike O'Rourke, Midlothian Council

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FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

As I have had no reply to my emails below of 8^th, 11^th and 21^st August
I am assuming that this information is no longer required and as such I am
closing this FOI request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [1][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [2]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 21 August 2017 14:30
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FW: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

I have not had a reply to my emails below of 8^th and 11^th August asking
for clarification on your recent FOI request.

 

I would be grateful if someone could provide a response to my email of
8^th August in order that I can begin to attempt to fulfil your FOI
request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [3][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [4]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 11 August 2017 09:22
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FW: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

The FOI referred to below is due in 2 days time. I am on leave all of next
week so will be unable to provide an answer as I have not had a response
to my query below.

 

Can someone respond asap please to my questions below and I will endeavour
to get a response back when I am back week commencing 21^st August.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [5][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [6]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

From: Mike O'Rourke
Sent: 08 August 2017 13:53
To: '[FOI #418986 email]'
Subject: FOI F9510

 

FAO Jenna Corderoy

 

Hi Jenna,

 

With reference to your FOI request regarding trips for Council officials
abroad, this is not something that is recorded within Midlothian Council.

 

I could contact our contracted travel provider and ask them for a report
of all travel back to 1^st Jan 2016 and extract what appears to be foreign
trips. This won’t provide everything you are looking for as it won’t have
reasons for the trip, it may not breakdown travel and accommodation etc
This information may also contain school or youth group trips.

 

Other valid expenses may have been claimed by individuals retrospectively
for any foreign trips, this would be paid through payroll along with other
expenses such as business mileage. I have no way of extracting expenses
for foreign trips from this data.

 

Can you please advise how you wish to proceed with your request.

 

Thanks

 

Mike O'Rourke

Business Applications Manager

Resources Directorate

Midlothian Council

Tel 0131 561 5255

[mobile number]

Email [7][email address]

Mail 1st Floor, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Fax 0131 654 2797

 

Midlothian Council [8]cid:image001.jpg@01C85789.FC708DF0

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank-you for your email.

Apologies, but I'm a bit confused. I sent an email on the 8th - please see below a copy:

"Many thanks for your response.

If you could contact your contracted travel provider and ask them for a report and extract what appears to be foreign trips, that would be great (and they can exclude school/youth group trips). I understand that this won't provide me with everything that I'm asking for but I'm ok with that. Many thanks."

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Hello,

Just chasing the email I sent on 1st September regarding my FOI request on overseas trips. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Dear Sir or Madam,

Can I please have a response to my request regarding overseas trips? Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy