From Chris Longley MBE
I have received today the following information from RMBC
“Dear Mr Longley
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information 547
I refer to your request for information dated 9 September 2013. Please find our response below.
1. The annual allowances paid to Councillor Shaun Wright in recognition of the additional responsibilities held by him as the RMBC Cabinet Member responsible for Children in each of the years between 2005/6 and 2010/11.
The annual Special Responsibility Allowances received by Councillor Shaun Wright for being the Cabinet Member, in addition to the basic allowance, are shown below:
2010/11 Mayoral Year (stood down as a Cabinet member)
2. Those annual expenses paid to Councillor Shaun Wright in recognition of expenses incurred through his discharge of the additional responsibilities held by him as the RMBC Cabinet Member responsible for Children in each of the years between 2005/6 and 2010/11. I am not interested in the annual sum totals of all expenses claimed by Councillor Wright – just those claimed and paid in connection annually with his additional duties as Cabinet Member for Children.
From 2005/06 to 2010/11 there were no expense claims submitted by Councillor Shaun Wright in connection with the additional responsibilities held by him”
This means that Ex-Councillor Wright received £77237 between 2005/6 and 2009/10 in Special Responsibility Allowances for being RMBC Cabinet Member for Children, but claimed no extra expenses at all during the discharge of those special responsibilities.
I am told the balance of my recent FOI Request proceeds apace.
Chris Longley MBE