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Travis Pickles made this Freedom of Information request to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

How much did you pay your Chief Exec in 2009/10?

How many staff earned more than £144,000 in 2009/10?

Yours faithfully,

Travis Pickles

Jon Hill, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Hammersmith & Fulham - Information request - Information Management Team

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Dear Mr. Pickles

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received 18 January
2011. This is currently being considered.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provide[s] that a response must be
issued promptly and, in any event, within 20 working days of receipt of
the request. We, therefore, calculate the deadline for providing a
response to your request to be 15 February 2011.

Please note that there are a number of exemptions from the duty to
disclose information under the Act. If we decide to withhold information,
you will be provided with a detailed explanation of the exemption applied
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If we need further information from you in order to be able to process
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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Information
Management Team, details above.

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Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, Telephone
08456 306060, [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Ayse Ergen ( On behalf of Jon Hill )
Senior Information Management Officer
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Information Management Team/Finance and Corporate Services
SmartSpace 3rd Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension
King Street
London W6 9JU
Tel: 020 8753 2455/5865
Email: [2]h&[email address]

[3]www.lbhf.gov.uk

Director of Finance & Corporate Services: Jane West

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Jon Hill, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Hammersmith & Fulham - Information request - Information Management Team

Our reference: 319694

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Dear Mr. Pickles,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your request for information, received 18 January 2011, has now been
considered.

Your request

Your request for information has now been considered and our response is
as follows:

Q1 How much did you pay your Chief Exec in 2009/10?

Q2 How many staff earned more than -L-144,000 in 2009/10?

A1&2 Please find attached the link to the council's internet page for the
council's accounts.
[1]http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/Council...

In the document Statement of accounts 2009-2010 on page 61 section 8 you
will find the information you are requesting.

This email therefore acts as a Refusal Notice, as this information is
exempt under s.21 of the Freedom of Information Act, which exempts
information available to the requestor by other means.

If you are dissatisfied in any way you may write to the Information
Manager, Business Technology, 3rd Floor West Wing, Hammersmith Town Hall,
London W6 9JU

Once you have exhausted the complaints procedure you may appeal to the
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545 700, [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of this response, please contact
the Information Manager, Business Technology, 2nd floor, Hammersmith Town
Hall Extension, King Street, London W6 9JU or email:
[3][email address].

You can also obtain further information from the Information
Commissioner's Office at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 08456 306060
Website: [4]www.ico.gov.uk
Enquiries: [5]www.ico.gov.uk/Global/online_enquiries.aspx

Yours sincerely,

Jon Hill

Senior Information Management Officer

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Information Management Team/Finance & Corporate Services

3rd Floor Smartspace

Hammersmith Town Hall

King Street

London W6 9JU

DL: 020 8753 5865

[6]www.lbhf.gov.uk

Director of Finance & Corporate Services: Jane West

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Dear Jon Hill,

Thank you for the link that shows your Chief Executive was paid £270,474 in 2009/10 which is nearly double the salary of the Prime Minister. I assume your Chief Executive will be taking pay cut of 53%?

Also you have not provided details of staff earning more than £144,000 and this is not available from the accounts.

Yours sincerely,

Travis Pickles

Ergen Ayse, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Dear Mr Pickles,

Thank you for your email.

I just wanted to inform you that I have raised an internal review in relation to your second question re staff earning above £144,000. My manager will be in touch in due course.

Kind Regards,

Ayse Ergen
Temp Information Management Officer
x4865/2455

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Ciara Shimidzu, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Dear Mr. Pickles,

Thank you for your request for an internal review, received 24 January
2011 (please see attached). I will investigate the missing
information and provide you with a full response by the statutory deadline
of 21 February 2011.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Yours sincerely,

Ciara Shimidzu
Information Manager
[1][email address]

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Dear Ciara Shimidzu,

I am still waiting for my reply.

Yours sincerely,

Travis Pickles

Ciara Shimidzu, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Pickles,

Re: request for internal review under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
- case 319694

Thank you for your request for an internal review received by email on 24
January 2011. Please accept my apologies for having to extend the
standard 20 working day deadline to 40 working days as permitted by the
Act in extenuating circumstances bringing the statutory deadline for a
response to your request to 18 March 2011. During the course of the
original 20 working day deadline, we experienced serious technical
problems with our request for information (RFI) management system and a
senior, full-time member of my team has been absent since November 2010.
This has resulted in a backlog of all operational tasks, including RFIs.
To address the increased workload and the backlog, I have had to stand in
for the absent officer with the support of one Senior Information
Management Officer and a temporary officer. Unfortunately in addressing
the backlog of current RFIs and other compliance tasks, I now have a
backlog of complaints and internal reviews that I am trying to address.

I have now investigated the issues you brought to my attention and I hope
the response below is sufficient.

Your original request for information (RFI)

H&F received your original request for information on 18 January 2010.
Please see a copy of your questions and the H&F response attached.

Your request for internal review

"Thank you for the link that shows your Chief Executive was paid -L-270,474 in 2009/10 which is nearly double the salary of the Prime Minister. I assume your Chief Executive will be taking pay cut of 53%?"

The current Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) will not be taking a pay cut of 53% but will be retiring in October 2011 from which date H&F will be sharing a Chief Executive with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as part of H&F's efficiency savings. I have provided a link to a more detailed press release for your information: http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/News/Tr....

"Also you have not provided details of staff earning more than -L-144,000 and this is not available from the accounts."

Five members of staff members earned more than -L-144,000 in financial
years 2009/10. These five members of staff are Directors within H&F. Your
request for an internal review is not upheld as this information is on
page 61 of the council's Statement of Accounts:
[1]http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/Council....

If you feel dissatisfied with the handling of your request for an internal
review under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have the right to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Ciara Shimidzu

Information Manager

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Information Management Team/Finance & Corporate Services

3rd Floor Smartspace

Hammersmith Town Hall

King Street

London W6 9JU

DL: 020 8753 3895

[3]www.lbhf.gov.uk

Director of Finance & Corporate Services: Jane West

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