Register of Interests for Andy Barr and the employee 'Code of Conduct'

John Hanlon made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

The following section is taken from the Council’s Employee Code of Conduct;

2.3 Register to be Maintained

“To demonstrate the openness and integrity of the circumstances relating to the offer and acceptance of gifts, hospitality or other favours, each Service must establish and maintain a register (or registers as appropriate) of favours etc offered, detailing the nature of the favour, and indicating whether such favours are declined or accepted. Each person will be responsible for entering details of all favours offered to, or accepted by, them in the appropriate register. The Chief Executive and Directors will maintain their own registers. The Head of Audit is available to provide detailed advice on the format of registers to directorates, together with what should be included within them.

Registers must be open for inspection at any time, and without prior notice by the following:

a. The Chief Executive
b. Directors and Assistant Directors
c. Internal Audit Staff
d. The District Auditor”

Based on this can you answer the following questions:

1. Where is the register for Andy Barr?

2. Why do both Mr Barr and the City Solicitor keep refusing to acknowledge requests made by the public to see his register?

3. Would the Council expect all their employees to read the 'Code of Conduct'? Yes or No?

4. If an Officer fails to adhere to the employee ‘Code of Conduct’, would the Council consider this misconduct? Yes or No?

5. What actions do the Council take against those Officers who commit miscomduct?

Yours faithfully,

John Hanlon

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear John Hanlon
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 5 March
2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

The following section is taken from the Council's Employee Code of
Conduct;

2.3 Register to be Maintained

'To demonstrate the openness and integrity of the circumstances relating
to the offer and acceptance of gifts, hospitality or other favours, each
Service must establish and maintain a register (or registers as
appropriate) of favours etc offered, detailing the nature of the favour,
and indicating whether such favours are declined or accepted. Each person
will be responsible for entering details of all favours offered to, or
accepted by, them in the appropriate register. The Chief Executive and
Directors will maintain their own registers. The Head of Audit is
available to provide detailed advice on the format of registers to
directorates, together with what should be included within them.

Registers must be open for inspection at any time, and without prior
notice by the following:

a. The Chief Executive
b. Directors and Assistant Directors
c. Internal Audit Staff
d. The District Auditor'

Based on this can you answer the following questions:

1. Where is the register for Andy Barr?

2. Why do both Mr Barr and the City Solicitor keep refusing to acknowledge
requests made by the public to see his register?

3. Would the Council expect all their employees to read the 'Code of
Conduct'? Yes or No?

4. If an Officer fails to adhere to the employee 'Code of Conduct', would
the Council consider this misconduct? Yes or No?

5. What actions do the Council take against those Officers who commit
miscomduct?

Yours faithfully,

John Hanlon...
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

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I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Register of Interests for Andy Barr and the employee 'Code of Conduct'' as it has passed the statutory time limit.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

John Hanlon

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