Newark and Sherwood Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Newark and Sherwood District 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

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Your request for information was received by us on 18/Jul/2017. Our
initial assessment of your request is that the information in question, if
it is held by the council, may fall within the scope of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A further assessment will be made once we have
located any relevant information held by the council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we will
respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 20 working days
following the date that we received it. This means that you will receive a
response from the Council on or before 15/Aug/2017.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.
There will be an assessment of the information available and if any of the
exemption categories apply the information may not be released. In the
case of a qualified exemption the Public Interest Test will be considered.
You will be informed if any of the information held is subject to any
exemption and if so reason the exemption has been applied and of your
rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party they
may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If you have asked for any information to be provided in a specific format
we will do our best to do so. However if it is not practicable or it is
unreasonable to do so, any information will be provided in Adobe Acrobat
pdf.

Should you require the information to be provided other than by email a
fee may be payable in respect of disbursements, you will be informed if
this is the case. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

For a comprehensive guide to your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act and how we will handle your request, you may like to visit our Access
to Information web pages at
[1]www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/makingarequestforinformation/.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request please do not
hesitate to contact me, quoting the reference number given in the subject
line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Customer Services & External Communications
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX
Tel: 01636 655216/7

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Dear Ms Corderoy,

Your request for information received by us on 18/Jul/2017 has now been
considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Customer Services & External Communications
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX

Tel: 01636 655216/7

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Your request for information was received by us on 14/Sep/2017. Our
initial assessment of your request is that the information in question, if
it is held by the council, may fall within the scope of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A further assessment will be made once we have
located any relevant information held by the council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we will
respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 20 working days
following the date that we received it. This means that you will receive a
response from the Council on or before 12/Oct/2017.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.
There will be an assessment of the information available and if any of the
exemption categories apply the information may not be released. In the
case of a qualified exemption the Public Interest Test will be considered.
You will be informed if any of the information held is subject to any
exemption and if so reason the exemption has been applied and of your
rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party they
may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If you have asked for any information to be provided in a specific format
we will do our best to do so. However if it is not practicable or it is
unreasonable to do so, any information will be provided in Adobe Acrobat
pdf.

Should you require the information to be provided other than by email a
fee may be payable in respect of disbursements, you will be informed if
this is the case. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

For a comprehensive guide to your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act and how we will handle your request, you may like to visit our Access
to Information web pages at
[1]www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/makingarequestforinformation/.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request please do not
hesitate to contact me, quoting the reference number given in the subject
line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

References

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Newark and Sherwood District Council

2 Attachments

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Your request for information received by us on 14/Sep/2017 has now been
considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7