Freedom of Information Request

Overseas Travel

Received: 10 May 2022

RE: Request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Dear Information Team

This is an information request relating to overseas travel by councillors or council officials.

Please include the information for each of the following financial years: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
* The total annual spend by the council on overseas travel
* A breakdown of expenditure on overseas travel. Please include:
o Destination
o Length of trip
o Number of officials involved
o The name and address of the hotel(s) booked
o The flights booked, including which class
o Purpose of trip
o Expenses for food, drink, taxis (please, where possible, provide receipts)
Please make clear whether a trip was fully funded by the council, only part funded, or was fully funded by an external body. If funded by an external body, please make clear which body.

If the council publishes this information online, then I would be happy to be provided a link instead of a detailed response. For example, Birmingham Council publishes their information online.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download