Tony Redmond Canada 2004

robin ford made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

Did the Commission pay for Tony Redmond to fly to and from Canada in 2004?

If it did, how much were the flights, did his wife accompany him, on what dates were the flights, to where in Canada did he fly and from where in Canada did he return?

Did the Commission pay for Tony Redmond to fly anywhere else in the year 2004 to 2005?

Yours faithfully,

Robin Ford

Anne Hide left an annotation ()

I wonder if he had a holiday whilst in Canada like he did when he visited Australia.

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Ford

Our ref: CS/10/063

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below received on 22 June. We will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 20 July 2010) or, if unable to do so, we will write to you again explaining why.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr Ford

I attach a letter in response to your request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Dear Ms Pook,

For what reason were public funds used to pay for Mr Redmond to go from Montreal to Quebec and back?

Did Mr Redmond's wife accompany him to Gibraltar?

Yours sincerely,

robin ford

Dear Ms Pook,

Please be kind enough to acknowledge the above of 21 July. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Ford

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Ford

I acknowledge receipt of your follow-up enquiry with regard to request CS/10/063. It is in hand and I am awaiting the information from colleagues. I will respond as soon as I can.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Ford

I attach a letter in response to your enquiry below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Anne Hide left an annotation ()

"Unfortunately, the information I gave you in my reply of 20 July was slightly incorrect...."?

Slightly wrong? It was totally wrong. He was attending a conference in Quebec but flew to Montreal instead and then flew back from Toronto. So who invented the flight from Quebec to Montreal at £51 when no such flight took place? Surely if the Commission paid for the flights they would have a record of the full facts and not have to keep changing their minds over which airports were used and why.