Could you provide information for the financial year 2020-21, and from the start of financial year 2021 to 31 December 2021, for the following:
1. The number and cost of first class flights taken by council employees?
2. The number and cost of business class flights taken by council employees?
3. The number and cost of all flights taken by council employees?
Eleven return economy flights taken by council employees at a cost of £2, 729.05.
4. Individual details of all the above flights including the price, the names of those who took the flights (if in line with GDPR etc), the destination and the purpose of the trip?
Disclosure of this information relates not only to the employees in question but to the purpose of the flights where, for example in cases where the flights related to social care. Public disclosure of this information may identify not only the employees but the members of the public who were being assisted. This would potentially identify the individuals involved and disclosure of this information would be a breach of the first data protection principle. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.