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Ref: FOI/21107 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

It is understood that commercial providers of goods and equipment to fire and rescue services are offering hospitality to officers, elected members and fire service staff during the period of the Emergency Services Show (ESS) at the NEC, 7-8 September 2021.

Please provide the following information regarding invitations to hospitality events whilst attending the ESS. Such hospitality is understood to include: lunches/dinners, hotels, transport costs, golf sessions etc

1) what invitations have been received by commercial companies for Officers or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service to attended hospitality events funded by the company during the period of the above Emergency Services Show? 

Reply 

None 

Request 

2) what invitations referred to in 1 above have been accepted by officers or Members of your Fire and Rescue Service? 

Reply 

None 

Request 

3) please provide the name of the commercial company and the hospitality event to which each invitation relates to? 

Reply 

N/A 

Request 

4) what is the estimated individual value of each hospitality event to which officers or Members have been invited to participate in? 

Reply 

N/A 

Request 

5) please provide a copy of your Fire and Rescue Authority receipt of hospitality policy. 

Reply 

I have attached the policy please refer to section 4.2 & 4.3 and then appendix 1. 

FOI21107

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WMFS record and publish all offers of gifts/hospitality via our publicly available website (See link below). In light of the fact that the Emergency Services Show had not yet concluded at the time of your request (and our information gathering), we will send out a reminder to all employees and ensure that any offers of hospitality or gifts that we had not yet been made aware of are recorded and published here. 

https://www.wmfs.net/mdocs-posts/gifts-and-hospitality-register/ 

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.  

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 

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