Register of Gifts and Hospitality

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Ciaran Macfarlane

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I would like to request a copy of your organisations register (or registers) of gifts and hospitality for Senior Staff as named below:

Sue Bruce – Chief Executive
Gillian Tee – Director of Children and Families
Dave Anderson – Director of City Development
David Jack – Acting Director of Corporate Services
Donald McGougan – Director of Finance
Peter Gabbitas – Director of Health and Social Care
Mark Hurley – Director of Services for Communities

Specifically I would like to obtain a complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted by, the above named officials.

Please provide electronically, a copy of this information for 2009, 2010, and up to the present date. For those staff named above who were not in post during these years, please provide the information for their predecessors.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to your response within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ciaran Macfarlane

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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear MacFarlane

Subject: Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Thank you for your request for information received on 20 June 2011. Your
request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to
be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will deal with your request.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should
be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so
on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please remember to quote the RFI reference number above in any future
communications.

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can
ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head of Legal
and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court
Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email:
[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the RFI reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Further information about your rights and accessing information is
available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Karen Blair
Admin Assistant

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
3603
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Children & Families FOI, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear MacFarlane

Subject: Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Thank you for your request for information which has been dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Unfortunately, the Council is able to meet only part of your request,
please see below. This information is released to you now in the format
requested.

Your request for information has been considered and the information is
enclosed.

Director of Services for Communities - None

Director of City Dev -
March09 - Nov09 - None
No info held for Dec09 - June10. Please note that this letter constitutes
a formal refusal notice under section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

Director of Health and Social Care
2009 - None

All other information held is attached.

Your right to seek a review

I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we
have not been able to release all the information you requested on this
occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request,
you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head
of Legal and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8
8BG or email: [Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember
to quote the above reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Aimi Richmond
Freedom of Information Officer

Access to Information - Central Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529
3603
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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