There was no need to consult cabinet before sending six to £47,000 south of France “champagne” conference, says council’s deputy leader

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18th April 2018 By Graham Smith There was no need for Cornwall Council’s cabinet to be consulted before sending a six-member party to the south of France for a four-day…

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  1. Hmmmmm.
    Isn’t it council policy not to pay for overseas trips yet they agreed and paid the cost of this trip on the say so of one, some or all of the “handful” of senior officers who have “delegated powers” to make “key decisions” like ignoring the councils policy of not paying for such trips?

  2. This issue becomes curiouser and curiouser.
    ““This issue is agreed through the scheme of delegation and so there was no need to consult with cabinet members,” said Mr German.”
    What is the “scheme of delegation”?
    “Mr German replied by saying that a handful of senior officials have delegated powers to make key decisions.”
    What are the names of the “handful of senior officers”?
    How widespread are these delegated powers?
    What areas of local Government do these “key decisions” extend to
    What legal documents support these delegated powers?

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