Scarlets Regional Ltd - hospitality and payments

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Dear Mr Tillman,

The following entry has been published on the council website under 'gifts and hospitality' for County Councillor Hazel Evans;

"On 6th April 2019 my husband and I attended a Scarlets game, where we received a 3 course meal, hosted by the Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council. Value unknown. offered by Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council"

Could you please provide the following information;

1. What was the council event held at Parc Y Scarlets on 6th April 2019?
2. Which other councillors and their partners attended the event?
3. Did the Leader of the council pay privately for the 3 course meal for Mr and Cllr Evans or did the council pay?
4. If the council paid, is it customary to include the partners, husbands and wives of councillors?
5. A detailed breakdown of all payments to Scarlets Regional Ltd for the financial year 2017/18 and, if available, 2018/2019. Please include dates, amounts and reasons for the payments.

Yours sincerely,
Jacqui Thompson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Mr Tillman,

As the council have exceeded the time limit to respond to this request, could you please provide a timescale for your response and the reason for the delay,

Thank you,
Jacqui Thompson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

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– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

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Dear FOIA team,

This request was due for a response, by law, by the 27th June.

Aside from your automated acknowledgements I have not received any explanations for the delay.

Could you please respond to this request.

Yours sincerely

Jacqui Thompson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Mrs Thompson,

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 30th May, 2019 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please accept my apologies for the delay in providing this response.

I will respond to your request in the order it was presented using numbered points as headings for ease of reference.

"1. What was the council event held at Parc Y Scarlets on 6th April 2019?"

This was a sporting fixture, the Scarlets v Edinburgh PRO14 rugby match.

"2. Which other councillors and their partners attended the event?"

We do not hold this information.

"3. Did the Leader of the council pay privately for the 3 course meal for Mr and Cllr Evans or did the council pay?"

"4. If the council paid, is it customary to include the partners, husbands and wives of councillors?"

The Council has paid for this.

"5. A detailed breakdown of all payments to Scarlets Regional Ltd for the financial year 2017/18 and, if available, 2018/2019. Please include dates, amounts and reasons for the payments."

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

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Yours sincerely

John Tillman
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Adfywio a Pholisi
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

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