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Overseas trips

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

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

From June 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips councillors, members of the management team (including the chief executive), and council officers 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 councillor/member of management team/council officer who went on the overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the councillor/member of management team/council officer went on the overseas trip

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses etc.)

- 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

FOI, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Email Address: [FOI #503457 email]

FOI Request Reference: FOIA5998 - Overseas Trips

Thank you for your written communication of 30/07/2018

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Freedom of Information Officer

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Scarborough Borough Council

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FOI, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA5998

 

Thank you for your request which has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following information:

 

Request

 

From June 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know
the number of overseas trips councillors, members of the management team
(including the chief executive), and council officers 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 councillor/member of management
team/council officer who went on the overseas trip

 

- The reason or reasons why the councillor/member of management
team/council officer went on the overseas trip

 

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses etc.)

 

- 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.

 

Response

 

I can confirm that Scarborough Borough Council have paid for one overseas
trip since June 2016.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Date |Departure |Arrival |Total |Staff |Purpose of|
| |Airport |Airport |cost of |member |trip |
| | | |flights | | |
|---------------------+----------+----------+--------+--------+----------|
|22/05/2018 to |Manchester|Copenhagen|£103.68 |Nick |Leadership|
|25/05/2018 | | | |Edwards,|Workshop |
| | | | |Director| |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

The expenses in relation to this trip are easily accessible to you online
at
[1]https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/open...

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Legal and Democratic Services

Scarborough Borough Council

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t: 01723 232323

f: 0870 2384159

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