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Freedom of Information

Published on 19 January 2022

Ref: FOI/21135A


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 21st December 2021.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


In relation to the Stonewall Freedom of Information request the applicant has come back with some additional questions, please see below:

You have stated that West Midlands Fire Service paid the following amounts to Stonewall;

“2016 £3360 plus £190 in conference fees

2017 £2500   plus £325 in conference fees

2018 £2500   plus £600 in conference fees

2019 £2500   plus £460 in conference fees

2020 £2500   last year we were members”


“2016 £3360 plus £190 in conference fees one person attended yearly national conference

2017 £2500   plus £325 in conference fees two people attending “Champions and allies training “

2018 £2500   plus £600 in conference fees two people attending national conference

2019 £2500   plus £460 in conference fees two people attending national conference

2020 £2500   last year we were members”


Could you kindly clarify the following points?

  1. i) are the payment figures listed ex-vat or inclusive?


Figures listed are Ex VAT.


  1. ii) for each conference fee listed, could you please provide the titles of conferences attended, the per-attendee ex-VAT amount and the number of delegates attending?


As above


iii) Please break-down the £3360 payment of 2016 into component cost


Unfortunately, full breakdown was not recorded, however it would include membership plus initial benchmarking.

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

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